There was a time when virtual pets were the in thing. When the craze for Tamagotchis and whatnots died down, it was ok because no real animals were harmed. That’s definitely something you should keep in mind if you’re thinking of getting one of these Non Virtual USB Aquariums; because guess what, it’s got live fish in it (after you put them in, of course.)
If you’re into fish, then you can bring your favorite companion to work with you and house it in the Non Virtual USB Aquarium. Just make sure you bring plenty of food and remember to change the water regularly. It’s not very big though, so I wouldn’t recommend putting more than a fish or two inside the aquarium.
The Non Virtual USB Aquarium
Unlike typical computer applications that only appear on screen, this is the computer-powered desktop aquarium that provides a comfortable habitat for real fish. The aquarium plugs into a USB port and continually recirculates water through a filtration system. The attached gooseneck lamp has six LEDs that cast light onto a desk or the interior of the fish tank and LEDs inside the aquarium project colored light.
An integrated digital clock has an alarm and displays the date and the indoor temperature, and a compartment next to the tank holds writing utensils and desk items.
The Non Virtual USB Aquarium is available for purchase online from Hammacher Schlemmer for $39.95.
I could totally see myself distractedly dropping that iPhone into the water.