The Cruiser was a project done for Pressure Drop initially as a marketing effort – the marketability of the concept was uncertain, thus a prototype was designed and built for the MacWorld computer show. The response of the show attendees was fantastic, though this project never made it to production. The concept is an eye-catching stand for the Apple Airport Extreme wireless base station, with several LEDs. Those LED are attached to a circuit board, containing logic and USB communications to enable this device to be controlled by applications on the host computer via a USB cable. For example, the lights could be programmed to flash when an instant message was received, or pulse slowly when the computer is in sleep mode.