If you've been eying one of those snazzy
USB-enabled fish tanks
of late, but are still a bit gun shy when it comes to taking care of a live animal, Brando
's got you covered. The USB Interactive Aquarium
looks to be the perfect device for the wannabe fish owner, as this completely USB-powered tank
includes a pair of thoroughly fake fish that swim around using mechanical tails. The included software allows owners to feed, care for, and play with their robotic pets, and you can even get an underwater rave going by flipping the built-in LEDs off and on in rapid succession. Not a bad way to see if you're up to the real challenge, and for just $23, it's an inexpensive way to snag an office pet that's not needy on the weekends.