Isn’t this neat?
Yah, I wowed the kids when I told them I could read Chinese, hee hee.
Inside the box is the cutest little gadget– a USB-powered handheld fan. It has a clip attached to it. I had no idea who the mushroom pilot was until one of the kids said it was a character from a Nintendo game. Whatever. I love the fan. I’m going to use it to keep my laptop cool during the dog days of our humid New York summer.
You see, I have the unique situation of having no electricity in half the house, particularly the upstairs, where I keep my laptop. And it gets STEAMING hot upstairs, let me tell you. With no electricity up there, the extension cords are premium real estate, and I can’t be plugging in lots of fans to keep the upstairs cool. But I’m afraid my precious Toshiba laptop will melt; so, this USB-powered fan is the perfect thing! Isn’t it adorable?! My son saw it and wanted it, but he’ll have to get his own, haha!
I got the little fan from BudgetGadgets, here. It’s a really nice fan– it works better than those cheesy Dollar Store fans at my local store. And this one has an on-off switch, plus soft fan blades (so my kitten won’t get her whiskers sheared off when she gets too close). I really love it!
BudgetGadgets is physically located in Shenzhen, China, but the beauty of the Internet is that shopping knows no boundaries! I really like the website, they have lots of really cool (and very inexpensive!) gadgets, as well as other stuff like toys, home decor, electronics, accessories, etc. The shipping was pretty speedy, too (and there’s free shipping on most stuff); and the customer service was great. Also, they accept PayPal for payment as well as major credit cards (I like paying through PayPal because I don’t like giving out my credit card numbers). The store is a nice place to get gifts and other stuff for my gadget-loving sons, and it’s also a great place to get all those little things that I keep on losing around the house (like my camera tripods and my penlights).
I have a coupon code if any of you Frugal Hacks are interested: RM5OFF15. Use it at the checkout; this will get you 5% your entire order at BudgetGadgets! Check it out, and stay cool!