USB LED Christmas Tree (3), retail $3.99
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 01-06-08

This is a USB powered LED Christmas tree, designed to be plugged into any free USB port on a desktop or laptop computer. The goal of it is to give your computer room or office a little Christmas cheer. The tree includes a metallic gold star on top.

The tree slowly & smoothly changes colors - please see the video clip of it I made (farther down this web page) to see what I mean here.

The unit comes with a ~50" USB cable, terminated in a standard male USB plug. It can also be powered with a pair of AAA cells, so it can be used away from your computer.


To use the USB Christmas Tree, just remove it and its USB cable from the package, plug the small end of the cable into the small round hole on the front of the Christmas tree's "pot", and plug the other end of the cable into any free USB port on your laptop or desktop computer. Yes, it really is that easy.

This light is "hot swappable", meaning you do not have to turn your computer off before plugging it in or unplugging it. Most USB devices are hot swappable, so no surprise here.

You can also install two AAA cells into its base, and operate it away from your computer if desired.

On the bottom of the "pot", there is a black slide switch. Slide the switch one way to turn the tree on, and slide it the other way to turn the tree off.

This product not only uses USB for power, it can also be powered with two AAA cells.
Here's how you cange them:

On the bottom of the "pot", there's a battery door. Unclip & remove it, and set it aside.

If necessary, remove and dispose of or recycle the used AAA cells from the compartment as you see fit.

Insert two new AAA cells, orienting them so that their negative (flat) ends (-) face the springs for them in each chamber.

Place the battery door back on.

This product is meant to be used as a decorative item (computer peripheral or standalone decoration) in a dry area, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown it in the toilet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's citty kats go to the litterbox on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, or perform other indecencies on it that a regular flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

The tree appears to use multiple fiber optic cables to spread light from no fewer than two LEDs in the base to many different places along the tree itself.

The tree on the floor - turned on of course.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing this tree changing colors.
It is approximately 2.0 megabytes (2,041,822 bytes); dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than eight minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

A Star Trek Voyager episode might be audible in the background.
This product is not sound-sensitive; the sound may be muted or ignored if desired.

Test unit of this was purchased on Ebay on 11-24-07, and was received on the afternoon of 11-28-07.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Reasonably durable
Able to use USB or disposable batteries for power

Dimmer than expected on battery power

    PRODUCT TYPE: USB LED Christmas tree
    LAMP TYPE: Unknown-type LED
    No. OF LAMPS: Unknown
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on/off on base
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2xAAA cells, USB connection
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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