We must admit that the USB Lava Lamp is a really neat
product. Traditional Lava Lamps are tres (that's French for 'super') cool, so
how do you make it even more super awesome? Nerd it up a bit and make it
Instead of connecting to a wall outlet, it plugs into any USB port on your
computer. So, plug-in, man... and enjoy the psychedelic color-cycling.
Mini Lava Lamp - Are we for real? ... Yes!
would anyone want a USB powered Mini Lava Lamp? At first, we were skeptics,
too. I mean, how could anybody improve upon such a monumentally awesome device
(we're referring to the original lava lamp, of course). Simple! By replacing
the power plug with a USB cord. It makes everything that much cooler.
all seriousness, however, the USB Mini Lava Lamp is seriously pretty neat, as
long as you don't seriously expect it to sing and dance for you (yes, we are
aware that we said 'seriously' three times in that sentence). Just plug it in
and the USB Mini Lava Lamp cycles through three different colors: blue, red,
Your USB mini lava lamp will cycle through
the colors you see above.
ports don't provide enough power to melt wax (or whatever magical liquid is
inside traditional lava lamps). It provides enough power to create a gentle
current for the small flecks of glitter suspended in the liquid.
mellow out, chief, and add a little personality to your cubicle/computer gaming
dungeon/MMORPG lair. You can "Stick it to the Man" in your own little
way with the USB Mini Lava Lamp.
Why not?! Have you seen some of the stuff that is USB
powered these days? You can get a USB powered ash tray. To us, that makes
about as much sense as a USB powered pencil. Or a USB powered comb. Or a USB
powered waffle maker. Or a USB powered device that can play back music that
you've downloaded from some sort of online music store...
The point is, it's a cute little item that provides a
little ambience wherever you've got a computer. Speaking of ambience, we
produce an awesome line of DVDs
(shameless cross promotion) that provide ambiencevia your TV -
but, they're not USB powered.
Mini Lava Lamp ACTION SHOTS!
out the USB Mini Lava Lamp in a real life setting. Pretty killer, eh?
proper, FDA-approved usage of the USB mini lava lamp.
highly not-recommended usage. I repeat, do not lick your USB Mini Lava Lamp
at work. Or do. Keep it light.
you have one of our USB Mini Lava Lamps and have a cool action shot of using it
on an airplane, that would be pretty cool. Email it to us.
about the USB Mini Lava Lamp
1. Soooo...it's like a "real" lava lamp, but I
plug it into my computer?
Answer: Yes. And unlike the old school lava lamps from the
'60s, the USB mini lava lamp is made of space-age materials that resist
licking. Well, maybe that's not true. But, yes, it's basically the same darned
thing. And a little smaller, too.
2. Does the USB mini lava lamp get really hot like
traditional lava lamps?
Answer: Nope. The power provided by a USB port isn't
powerful enough to generate that much heat. So, feel free to lick your lava
lamp without the fear of burning your tongue. It's easily as safe as licking
our Insta-Snow. (That's two
shameless cross promotions on one page!)
3. Does the USB mini lava lamp work on all computers?
Answer: For sure! The lava lamp does not interface with
your computer. Furthermore, it cannot hybrid with any Wellington Bear products
(if you don't get the South Park reference, don't worry, the reference isn't
that funny, anyway). What we're trying to say is that all the USB Mini Lava
Lamp is doing with your USB connection is stealing power. It doesn't need any
drivers or anything annoying like that. Just plug it in and it works!
4. Is the USB Mini Lava Lamp cool?
Answer: Honestly, we'd give it about an 7.5 out of 10 on
the "coolness" scale. Huh, aren't we trying to sell this thing? Cool
your jets, man. Let us explain. A 10 out of 10 would be like a USB powered
monorail to the Bahamas. A 9, a USB powered fire pole. An 8, a USB powered lawn
mower. So, adjusted for "reality", the USB Mini Lava Lamp is actually
a 9.9. See, you just needed to let us explain. Now, buy, buy, buy!