Indicator lights on computers and servers can come in handy because they allow you to see if there’s an issue from across the room. The problem is most indicator lights simply flash and do nothing else, so all you know is that there might be a problem, not what the problem might be. A cool new product has hit Kickstarter the takes the dumb indicator light to a new level.
The device is called the blink USB and is a small RGB LED on a USB housing that can be programmed to flash different patterns and colors to indicate specific events. It can be programmed to indicate when a tweet is made with specific keywords or can blink and a specific color and pattern for many other reasons.
The software that controls the blinking is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux making it easy to install in all the most common environments. The project has about 30 days ago to land its $29,000 in funding and you can pledge $30 or more to get your own.
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