Technology these days is all about convergence. It's about combining devices that work in harmony with each other, making your life easier in the process. Like a camera in a phone or GPS in a car, combining new technologies makes for better products all around.
Well, usually. In the case of this USB letter opener with an alarm clock built in, I'm not so sure. I mean, if you want all those items on your desk, then great, you can save space. But since when does a letter opener need a USB hub built in? Also, who uses electric letter openers? Just user your finger or at least get one of those knife-like letter openers. How lazy are you, anyways?