Thanko’s USB Powered Lunchbox
by Mark R
On the night before I went to Vegas for CES, I ate some Chinese food. Of course, it is impossible to eat Chinese food without having leftovers, and so I took a paper bag full of leftovers so I could reheat them later. I figured that there would be a microwave in the hotel waiting room or in my room.
However, that didn’t appear to be the case, and so I had to throw away a perfectly good dinner or lunch because I simply didn’t have the means to heat it up. It’s like the old cartoon where the guy is stranded on a deserted island and finds a crate of canned food, but doesn’t have a can opener.
Now, if I had the USB powered lunchbox from Thanko, all I would need to do is plug it into my laptop, insert the food, and subject it to 140 degree temperatures. No food goes to waste, and I wouldn’t have to shell out more money at an over-priced Las Vegas restaurant.
This is also a lunchbox that allows an ordinary worker to heat their lunch without using the community microwave. That is a good thing, because no one cleans that usually outdated microwave anyway.
Something tells me this USB-powered lunchbox might be a bit harder to use than your average microwave, and might take some getting used to. I’m not certain if I would even try using microwave popcorn on it, because you know that awful smell it leaves when you overcook it. Still, you can’t beat the price at about $20.