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USB Fibre Optic Colour Changing Desktop Christmas Tree

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Brand: Laughing Donkey

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      22.12.2010 13:03
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      27 centimeters of USB Christmas Tree madness

      There are a lot of young adults hobbling about on crutches at present; after a foot of snow. Last week once able body people, now invalids, are weighed down with ankles in plaster and hand strangulating plastic bags wrapped round crutch handles and purple fingers. You would've thought the first sign of a white Christmas may've given off warning bells in ones head to not do extreme sports prior to Christmas shopping. The concept of having a white Christmas may've caused temporary madness as common-sense got blinded by the whiteness of the snow. Or the obvious reason is the extreme sport of, tripping over an optic USB Christmas tree lead, whilst carrying a tray of hot mince-pies. Especially those who still feel that wearing high heels in the ice and snow is a good idea - you can be sure they're mesmeric gaze at the optic Christmas lights will inevitably be their undoing, often resulting with a ladder tight leg or even worse still, nasty ankle bruising and swelling. Be ready with a cozy chair for the damsel in distress, it'll give you brownie points until midday on Christmas Eve; although all forgotten by the new year.

      Addicted to USB hub

      Notably, the optical light illuminations have been one of those talking-points again this year, albeit twenty seconds. I'd offloaded the scrawny silver light frenzy of last year and have opted to a more up-market optical Christmas tree with Tom Thumb styled cardboard presents lodged in for novelty reasons, is an after thought, so small pieces of stringy tinsel may be worth spicing it up with, perhaps even some coloured paperclips would suffice. It isn't that my workstation space requires a decorative ornamental device to give me inspiration or a reason to sit and gawp at looping optical lights changing. I guess it is that initial surprise element when you slot in the USB lead into the hub and see the lit tree all magical and bright. After three minutes the novelty wears off and it becomes another load of gadget tat destined to be on someone else's desktop next year.


      Ideal for workstation Christmas décor, it towers over any other USB Christmas tree - the optic fibre Christmas tree doubles in height, compared to the one I had last year. Twenty seven centimeters in length, its tall enough to make an entity of it's own on the desk. The idea of inviting my niece to a viewing will inevitably cause complete desktop chaos as she would introduce an array of plastic elves and fairies arranged in a circular state dancing around the tree. Polystyrene for snow for added effect - Inevitably, the idea is to hinder productivity and create a backlog of stress into Christmas week. Tiny pieces of tinsel will float in coffee, statically stick on your attire that'll cause meeting embarrassment, along with the snow Polystyrene flakes the chances of being impeccably suited is a pipedream. Keep away from imaginative children who have an elves and fairy fetish.

      Snow business means no business

      Fans of pink, blue, and white are in luck. This is the optic loop colour range the fibres change to regularly; a pretty decorative addition for those addicted to slotting devices into the USB hub, just to see the outcome. The base appears clumsy but steady, again no real creativity gone into the device for cosmetic sake. Hence, the cheap price from the Amazon UK website of 5.99 GBP - If you reside in the UK the postage and delivery is free of charge; albeit not a reason to purchase such an item that'll invade physical desktop storage and create havoc in you're working environment if an imaginative child is nearby or a dozy work colleague who gets easily mesmerized by optic fibre lighting whilst carrying a tray of hot mince pies wearing high heels, and where there are a spaghetti of USB cables. The Christmas tree is however, robust and can deal with the accident prone like all USB device professionals. These devices are immune to stupidity, even those who lose the art of common sense at the first sight of snow. copyright - 12 - 2010 1st2thebar

      Thank you for reading.

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        07.12.2009 17:49
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        Christmas should be fun and exciting.

        Aww christmas. For me, the best part of the year. That small christmas tree is just so cute! Without no christmas tree, decorations, family, big dinner or presents, what's christmas? But I do have to say that some people think more about the presents than family. The main thing is being with your family and friends and celebrating the season. So those who take it for granted should be ashamed! No, joking. What a lovely little, cute tree that is? I only glanced and said Aw! When i say glanced, i didnt look at the price on it. Good god, everything's so expensive now'a days. Sorry, i'm side tracking.

        Christmas for me, is exciting! I might sound like a small child but doesn't mean just because i'm an aldut ( Kind of!) that i need to be sensible all the while. Just some times we need to have a bit of fun. And christmas is that great feeling, coming back to us, once in a while!

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          10.12.2008 13:52
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          Go on get one!!

          Part of my current job finds me stuck in an office in front of a computer and normally I have a USB fan plugged into my PC but as it is freezing now and there is no need for the fan I thought this was a perfect excuse to get another USB gadget to plug in and at this time of year what better than a USB fibre optic Christmas tree.

          The one I chose is made by a brand called Laughing Donkey and it is a nice tree and it is a decent size. Many of the ones I looked at were so small they were virtually pointless but this one stands 27cm rather than the average 12 -15cm of the other ones.

          This one is also very full and not at all see through like many of the other versions I saw and it has enough fibre optics through it to enable the lights to be seen even when it is not completely dark. The lights change colour from white to pink and then to blue and the tree is really very pretty.

          It comes with decorations but rather than them being in the box they are actually part of the box and need to be cut out and then placed on the tree but this was easy and kept me amused during a quiet period at work so no complaints really.

          The tree is very sturdy when standing and even a few knocks from the fat bloke in my office did not cause it to fall over so you need not worry too much about it being broken and it is also durable enough for me to believe that once stored away it will still be good for use next year and the year after that.

          It was not too expensive either and I picked it up from a shop in my high street that only appears at Christmas and sells only bits and pieces for trees and the likes, I paid £6.99 for it but I have since been told it is available from Amazon at slightly less.

          If you love getting all Christmassy then this is for you and it will make a great desktop companion for the festive period whether it be at home or in the office!

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            26.11.2008 16:21
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            An excellent mini Christmas tree that you can plug into your USB hole.

            I am known to go a little overboard with my Christmas decorations, and with less than a month to go I am now working towards the big day in earnest. My sister knows of my love of Christmas trees and a couple of days ago handed me this small tree which she told me I could plug into the USB hole in my computer and have it twinkling alongside my monitor as I work.

            The box said it came complete with decorations, so I couldn't wait to get it home and out of the box so I could decorate it.

            This tree is a substantial size compared to other miniature ones I've seen, this stands 27cm from base to the tip of the tree which looks much better than those you can buy which only measure 10 - 12cm as I really don't see the point in those very tiny ones at all!

            The lead connecting the USB plug to the tree was perfectly long enough to reach from the back of my modem so that the tree could sit on the top of my desk, I fed the lead down the back of the table so I would guess there is at least a couple of feet of cable.

            When I plugged it in I was surprised to find that this tree has fibre optic lights which change colour from pink to blue to white, I hadn't noticed this on the box and it's a very pretty and festive looking tree when the lights are on. Some tiny thin strips of red and silver tinsel came with the tree which I carefully wrapped around the branches, tweaking it until it looked every bit as attractive as my main tree.

            The only disappointment really was that the decorations it was supposed to come with are actually printed on the box and you have to cut them out and make a hole in them for hanging. This made the otherwise beautiful little tree look tacky and badly arranged, so I decided to hunt out some small 'proper' decorations in the shops and use those instead. I found some pretty pink and gold baubles in Hobbycraft which only cost a few pounds, they are the perfect size for this tree so do look out for something better than the card decorations this tree comes with. Also, the decorations you will cut off the box are only coloured on one side which again makes the tree look a little cheap and nasty.

            The tree stands very stable in its wooden-effect bucket, my computer table is a bit rocky (due to an uneven floor) but the tree has not yet fell over or even wobbled very much so I was pleased about that as I was worried it would not stand still once plugged in.

            All in all I think this is a beautiful little tree and it certainly brightens up the PC corner of my living room, my sister tells me she bought it from Amazon and it cost £5.99 with free delivery. I think this was an absolute bargain considering how good looking and well made this tree is.

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            Add a little festive cheer to your workspace with a colour changing fibre optic USB Christmas Tree!