What could possibly be a better gift for your family science nerd? This USB Microscope, Webcam, Hub combo gadget is nerdy to the tenth power (rather than nerdy to the V8 power). Want to take a closer look at the soda cap that has been sitting under your desk for the last three years? Here’s a way to do so.
The Microscope part of this gadget actually works without the USB, though when plugged into the USB port, you can view the specimen on your computer screen, and even add text and special effects to whatever scientific monstrosity you can view with this device. You’ll need Windows XP and 2 AA batteries to operate this toy. Just don’t go feeding it to your dog. It’s not a USB Dog Toy. And we doubt your dog is interested anyway. Get your own for $70. — Andrew Dobrow