Yes! It's the the wireless USB Missile Launcher
Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
Good news, office warfare fans - the USB Missile Launcher is back, in a new, flashier wireless version that makes for the strategic siting of remote batteries.
The USB Missile Launcher: can now be deployed remotely
Like the wired version, the new launcher is controlled by a little targetting app running on a Windows PC. This time round, what's plugged into said system is a dish-like wireless transmitter that can talk to a similar unit wired up to the launcher itself.
Supplier Brando claims dish-to-dish communications can take place at distances of up to 15ft, which the launcher can propel its payload of three foam missiles a further 20ft. Right down the corridor and into the Accounts department, in other words.
Ready, aim, fire
The software provides full firing control, with elevation and direction ready to be set at the click of a mouse.
The kit costs $45 (£22/€31), with extra three-rocket missile packs coming in at $3 (£1.50/€2), and while they're not available yet, Brando says they'll be in stock on, of all dates, Christmas Day.
Peace and good will to all men? Yeah right... Make war not mince pies... Now, you suckers - eat rocket!
For those who prefer holding governments to ransom in their lunch hour...
...when are they going to release the Wireless USB Orbital 1,000,000,000,000,000 watt death laser with sub-atomic space zoom and six port USB 2.0 hub? (Drivers only available for the Linux crowd.)
Say that demand after me....
"one biiiiillion dollllllaaaaarssss!"
Needs a motion sensor...
When you mentioned Batteries...
... I thought maybe the BofH had found a way of installing a cattle-prod warhead on these...!
I have one!
on the desk and if any overly sized workloads are detected i.e the boss with a shitload of work - missles away!
BOFH series material methinks
distance an issue, get the newer model
the newer one (wired) uses a spring to fire an air plunger. I get 15-20 feet consistently with mine. Problem is, the software hates Windows 2000-doesn't render right so to click the buttons to steer, you gotta click off them a bit.
Now I know there's linux and windows support for batteries of these, but you've gotta use up USB ports for each. I wonder if one wireless transmitter can control multiple launchers. If they're fixed to one channel, no one else in line of sight can have one of these. If they're different channels, you'd have to have multiple transmitters.
With a multi channel option, I wonder if one of those widgets that amplify or increase the range on IR based television remotes would work as a range extender? Could I hack the IR output of my PDA to drive this as well? Hmmm.