This Doctor Who TARDIS now only looks like its television-counterpart, but it’s a fully-functional USB hub, complete with a flashing lantern and time-traveling sound effect, both of which are triggered when a compatible device is plugged in. For those who with to only see this 1950s police phonebox, and not hear it, the effects can be turned off at the flip of a button. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.
This little blue box, really an immense multi-dimensional starship capable of ludicrous speeds, sits benignly on your desk, acting as a mere conduit of digital information for your computer. 480 megabits per second of data are shared amongst its four USB 2.0 ports along the base. Press the panel on the face, and the blue-glowing light pulsates and the Tardis’ engine fires up. Don’t worry, while the engine grinds away, we’ve time-locked the Tardis so it stays put – we don’t want any accidental paradoxes, thank you.