Coolest-Gadgets is reporting this little treasure.
This is actually a ‘home grown hit counter’. A USB peripheral that rings whenever a visitor enters your site – similar to that on a shop door.
This would be charming for those sites who don’t have many hits a day, where rings would be sparse but for those constantly getting hit I can imagine it would be terribly annoying.
This isn’t the only hit counter of it’s kind. There are many home made counters at Engadget – some annoying, some not so much but worth a check nonetheless.