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Doctor Who Tardis USB Hub

Posted in USB by Reuben Drake on July 21st, 2011

Doctor Who fans will love this USB hub. It features a flashing lantern on top and Tardis sound effects. You may not find the Doctor and his companion inside, but it will prove very useful sitting on your desk.

It will cost you about £23. Hopefully it won’t suddenly de-materialize and go on it’s own adventure, but if it does I’m sure it will be back soon. After all, Earth seems to be home base for the Doctor these days.

LaCie Hub4 USB 3.0 hub

Posted in LaCie by Conner Flynn on November 29th, 2010

As far as gadgets go, USB hubs have never been sexy. Functional yes, but never sexy. LaCie’s Hub4 is trying to change that with a curved exterior and some blue USB jacks. You get four USB 3.0 ports in all for all of your SuperSpeed gadgets.

Just remember that you’ll need at least one 3.0 connector on your computer to make the most of this USB device. Aside from that you’ll just need $59.99. Sexy or not? You decide.

USRobotics unveils new 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

Posted in USB 3.0 by Conner Flynn on October 17th, 2010

So you just bought a new laptop with some fancy new USB 3.0 ports, and more 3.0 gadgets are turning up everyday. So now you need a new USB 3.0 hub. USRobotics is here to help with their newest 4-port USB 3.0 hub, the USR8400.

This compact plug and play hub sports 4 USB 3.0 ports and supports for Windows 7, Vista, Vista 64-bit, XP and XP 64-bit operating systems. The USR8400 retails for $59.99.

Thanko USB Stapler Hub

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2010

Every once in a while a truly useful USB-powered device comes along, and this time it’s the USB Stapler Hub from Thanko. It retails for about $35 and is powered by 3 AAA batteries while also giving you a 4-port USB 2.0 hub.

Spare ports and a stapler all in one. It should save you some desk space on your office desk. You’ll be a stapling fool and all your office buddies will want one.

Win-star USB 2.0 10-port hub with power adapter

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2010

The Win-star 10-port USB hub manages to look a bit futuristic and the circular shape provides 10 downstream ports and 1 upstream port. It supports the USB 2.0 interface for a data transfer rate of up to 480Mbps. Interestingly, the Win-star 10-port USB hub is also backward compatible with the USB 1.1 interface.

The Win-star 10-port USB hub is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS X or later. Each purchase comes with a USB 2.0 cable and a 5V/2A power adapter. We just like the unusual design.

USB Super 16-port Hub from ThinkGeek

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2010

If you’re in the market for a new USB hub, then check out this 16 port USB hub from ThinkGeek called the USB Super Hub. It’s not your typical USB hub with 4 or even 8 ports. This one comes equipped with 16 USB 2.0 ports and a 22.5W PSU.

The built-in power supply makes sure that you don’t need an additional AC adapter. There’s also a switch so you can switch the hub between two computers. This convenient hub will cost you $159.99.

First USB 3.0 hub from Buffalo

Posted in USB 3.0 by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2010

This USB hub may not look like much, but it’s got it where it counts kid. In speed. The first actual USB 3.0 hardware is finally starting to trickle out. Now we have some USB 3.0 hard drives, flash drives and before long a USB 3.0 compliant humping dog.

So that stuff all requires a hub to bring it all together. Like the Buffalo BSH4A03U3, with data transfer speeds approaching 5Gbps. It will move your virtual bits about ten times faster than the old USB 2.0.

24-Port USB Hub

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on December 31st, 2009

If you’re like me you have way too many USB gadgets and not enough spare ports. Well, for those who like to rock your USB ports, here’s a 24 port solution. Now you’ll have room for all of your drives, humping dog toys and Christmas lights.

It comes bundled with an AC adapter too. The 24-Port USB Hub will set you back $69.99. If you still don’t have enough USB ports, then you have too many toys and are obviously not getting any work done.

Oregon Scientific USB hub and World Travel Clock

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2009

Oregon Scientific USB hub and World Travel ClockHere’s a device that is very useful to world travelers. With the Oregon Scientific USB Hub and World Travel Clock, you’ll always know what time it is. You’ll also always have some spare USB ports. You can set an alarm on the inverted LCD display and get the time in 25 different cities.

The USB hub provides a series of 4 USB ports that you can use when connected to a PC or laptop. If this soothes your travel weary bones, it will cost you just $29.99.

USB Alarm Clock hub

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on August 9th, 2009

USB Alarm Clock hubThis USB hub doubles as an alarm clock, which could be a good thing if you have a desk job that has you falling asleep at the computer. Just set it to go off when you want to wake up and pretend you’re busy. It has 4 USB 2.0 ports that can be rotated 90 degrees.

Some other features include a transfer rate of up to 480Mbps and the alarm clock has a calendar, built in clock and an alarm function that plays 5 tunes. It’s an odd combination for sure and comes in orange, green and blue.

Cambrionix 49-port USB Hub

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2009

Cambrionix 49-port USB HubThese days four port, even ten port USB hubs just aren’t cutting it. We have too many cool USB toys. This is what you need. Cambrionix’s 49-port USB 2.0 hub. Casual users need not apply. This one is for pro geeks.

Mostly it’s for professional test labs and businesses, but secretly it’s for our many toys littering the desk. It runs off an ATX-2 power supply that brings 500mA of power to all 49 ports. Just be prepared. It will cost you a stunning £399.

Elecom 10-Port USB hub

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2009

Elecom 10-Port USB hubChances are your laptop only came with three or four USB 2.0 ports. You probably have more USB toys than ports. You could always opt for an octopus USB Hub or a Star Wars droid USB hub, but If you want something a little more conservative, with even more ports, this one is for you.

The U2H-Z10S 10-port USB hub from Elecom. The slim USB hub even comes with a magnet so you can place it almost anywhere out of your way. You can pre-order the Elecom 10-port USB hub for 9,500 Yen or $101. Whichever you have. It’s all good.

R2-Q5 USB hub

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on July 16th, 2009

R2-Q5 USB hubSure, the obvious choice would be to buy an R2-D2 USB hub, but this guy is cool because he has that dark side look. Serious nerds know who he is already, despite the fact that R2-Q5 was only in the movie for like 2 seconds.

To the rest of you, all you need to know is that R2 was painted black and given a new name so that George Lucas could keep himself in flannel for another million years while he writes scripts in his crypt and while wearing pajamas and hugging a Jar Jar plush toy.

Octopus USB Hub

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on July 3rd, 2009

Octopus USB HubChances are you’ve got more USB toys than you have ports. So when it comes to a USB hub, an octopus makes perfect sense. Octopi have eight arms. That’s an awesome amount of gadgets to be able to plug into it. But wait.

This is no Octopus. It only has four arms, giving you four USB ports, not eight. What gives? This is only half an octopus. More of a quadropus really. With googly eyes. At least the tentacles are long.

Artillery USB Hub

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on June 25th, 2009

Artillery USB HubThis cannon-shaped USB hub features three ports that trigger an artillery sound effect when a device is plugged in. Pretty cool, but don’t think you are going to win any USB wars with this one. It only supports USB 1.1.

Neat as it is, despite being USB 1.1, it needs to actually fire something and not just look like an old cannon. What would be cool is if it actually held a small USB drive that it could jettison out when you are done with it. If the kids are still saying FAIL this week, I suggest you say it to the Artillery USB Hub. It’s certainly not full of win.