And now, ladies and gennlemen, the teeny tiny gadget of the week award goes to the 5:1 USB 2.0 Audio Adapter with microphone jack. Smaller than a busted flush, prettier than a drunken boxer, cheaper than an Algerian ex-prime minister. $9.95.
Eliminate the need for a traditional sound card with this USB to Audio adapter. Real USB plug & play to upgrade any on-board soundcard to 5.1 Digital Surround Sound without any hardware installation. Connect a speaker or headphone directly to the adapter and enjoy 3D positional sound and virtual 5.1ch sound track. Use the USB port power directly.