blink(1) is a super status light: it packs three dimensions of information (color, brightness and pattern) into a single tiny package that fits into any USB port on nearly every device. It makes it incredibly easy to connect any data source in the cloud or on your computer to a full-color RGB LED so you can know what’s happening without checking any windows, going to any websites or typing any commands.

blink(1), the USB RGB LED by ThingM — Kickstarter.

This looks incredibly clever: a small, flexible, easy to use ambient light display for any device with a USB-port. That said, i’m having some trouble coming to terms with the pricing on this thing – 30 bucks for a USB-powered LED-light just strikes me as rather expensive. Then again, they made their funding goal in a matter of days, so good for them.