Can a Cool USB Beverage Chiller Keep Your Drinks Cold?

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In front of me is a small, light-weight device. I’ve seen it advertised in the past. When I ask people to send me ideas for cool USB products, I keep getting this one sent to me. It’s a USB beverage chiller. I was skeptical as to whether one of these would work or not, so I decided to try it for myself. Once it’s plugged in for awhile, it will cool to about 45 degrees Fahrenheit, which is definitely pretty chilly.

I didn’t realize Mac OS X could do this. I had this cooler plugged into the laptop, and at one point the Mac told me that it was drawing too much USB power and would shut it down. Wow. That’s impressive. So, I changed it up and plugged it into one of the USB grommets on my desk. Or, you can plug it into a wall.

If you drink cold drinks near your computer, you need one of these. This will keep your drink cold until you finish it. If you’re like me, you can’t drink soda or anything once it has gotten warm. This Cool It USB Chiller is worth every bit of the $24.95 cost.

The next must-have computer accessory is here. With the USB Beverage Chiller at your side, you can keep your beverage chilled and stay at your computer longer. Just seconds after plugging the chiller into your computer’s USB port (no external outlet needed), the coldplate chills to 45 degrees Fahrenheit, the perfect temperature for keeping your beverage chilled.

So what other cool USB gadgets do you want me to check out? Send me your recommendations!

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  1. They would probably be convenient on airplane rides, if you are on an airplane that has USB ports near the seats.

  2. I bought one just before CompUSA made the big announcement. I think the device is good at helping to keep something cold, and just barely. Overall I give a barely passing grade. I did put a very soft peanut butter cup on the unit, and checked on it about 20 minutes later and it was firm again. A better idea would be to be able to put a can or typical glass into some type of holder that does the same thing