Daily Giz Wiz 161: Self-Destruct Button USB Hub

Episode 161 of the podcast

Self-Destruct Button USB Hub
Subject: Review of Self-Destruct Button USB Hub
Released:Monday 2 October 2006
Length:about 9 minutes
Download file:dgw0161.mp3 (4.1 MB)

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Detailed information

Originally carried on www.geekstuff4u.com, a Japanese site.  If you want a USB Hub with a feature that serves no useful purpose, like this blog, this gadget is for you.  This unpowered USB Hub has a self-destruct button which you can activate only after a series of steps, including a using a security key.  The snag is, the self-destruct button doesn't seem to destroy anything, but nobody knows that, and it's the threat that counts.
Watch the youtube video below for a step-by-step demonstration, complete with the box that the USB Hub comes in.

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