Holiday Buyer's Guide 2006, Part 4: Gifts for Non-Geeks

CoolIT Systems USB Beverage Chiller

The CoolIT Systems USB Beverage Chiller

Here's the scenario. You went into the kitchen to grab a tall glass of iced tea and returned to your computer to finish up some work or participate in a long fragfest. Then, an hour later, you realize the iced tea is all watery because you forgot about it and the ice cubes melted.

Thankfully, this year we have a solution. CoolIT Systems, better known for their computer cooling products, recently released the USB Beverage Cooler, which is a cooling pad for any computer-side beverage. Simply plug it in, and within seconds, the plate goes from room temperature to 45°F (7°C), enough to keep any frosty beverage nice and brisk.

The Beverage Chiller is ideal for that person in your home or office who seems to have everything, but could go for something fun and useful. If you know a late night gamer looking to keep his bottle of Bawls cool, or someone who likes to sit outside on the porch during the spring and summer months with her laptop and a glass of lemonade, be sure to check out the CoolIT USB Beverage Chiller.