Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/18/usb_nuclear_war_button_box/

Yes! It's the all-out nuclear war USB hub!

Bad day at work? Then destroy the planet

By Tony Smith

Posted in Hardware, 18th July 2006 09:30 GMT

Had enough of being beaten into the submission by other USB Missile Launcher-wielding workmates? Just had a bad day with the boss? Then it's time to fall back on the ultimate sanction: the USB nuclear armageddon button. One push and... boom.

usb nuclear button hub

The unit - which conveniently doubles up as a four-port USB hub during peacetime - is equipped with a launch key, suitably military-looking toggle switches and, of course, the big red button, tucked under a protective flap to avoid an accidental apocalypse.

Should the balloon go up, however, and the button is pushed, the unit beeps out your four-minute warning to reach suitable shelter before... the end.

usb nuclear button hub

The USB nuclear control goes on sale in Japan later this month for a mere ¥5,250 ($45/£25/€36) here. ®