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Bolse 4-port USB desktop charger review

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014

In my never-ending quest for power, with thirst-hungry gadgets all over my house, my car, and my office, one of the biggest problems I have is being able to charge multiple devices at once.  For example, when you travel and stay in hotel rooms, if you are lucky you have one of those lamps besideRead More…

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Eggtronic HUB IT USB hub review

on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Too many gadgets, too few USB ports, never a charging cord when you need it.  Sound familiar?  The Eggtronic HUB IT attempts to solve this problem with this nifty USB hub with fixed and retractable USB cables.


Satechi 4-Port USB 3.0 Premium Aluminum Hub review

on Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the standard method of connecting just about anything to…well, just about anything else, but particularly desktop and laptop computers. Not only does a USB connection transfer data, it can also power a device. Many of us have so many USB-based devices that we frequently find ourselves needing more USB ports,Read More…


NewerTech miniStack MAX 2.0TB 7200RPM “Quad Interface” Storage Solution review

on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

Back in May, I posted a news item about the Newer Technology miniStack MAX.  As I said in that post, the miniStack MAX is “an external drive, SD card reader, one charging-only USB-A port, 2 USB 3.0 A ports, one USB 3.0 B port, eSATA port, 2 Firewire 800 ports, and an optical drive withRead More…


NewerTechnology’s miniStack Max four-in-one storage, data access, and connectivity solution

on Monday, May 6th, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Man, I wish I hadn’t recently bought the Apple USB SuperDrive for my Mac mini.  In this “I coulda had a V-8″ moment, I realize I could have added an external drive, SD card reader, one charging-only USB-A port, 2 USB 3.0 A ports, one USB 3.0 B port, eSATA port, 2 Firewire 800 ports,Read More…


Improve the view from your desk chair

on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

So you don’t have a corner office – you can still have a city view from your desk chair with the USB Hub for the Lonely City.  Sure, this is just a 4-port USB 2.0 hub, but it puts the “fun” in functional.  It’s $25 from Kikkerland.  It’s the perfect accessory for your desk setupRead More…


Detech Solar-Powered Battery 4-port USB hub and charger

on Monday, December 17th, 2012

I feel like I’m writing about one of those old Ronco products – “It slices, it dices, and it jump-starts your car!  Now how much would you pay?”  The Detech Solar-Powered Battery and 4-port USB hub does have a lot of functions, but all of them are related and useful.  Inside this handy little deviceRead More…


Satechi announces two new four-port Strip and Pocket USB hubs

on Thursday, October 25th, 2012

These two new USB hubs from Satechi won’t add much bulk to your travel gear, but they’ll give you four additional USB 2.0 ports for connecting your devices to your computer (Windows 98SE /ME /2000 /XP /Vista /7, Mac OS 9.1 or above, or Linux 2.4 or above) or to game consoles.  Both hubs have bus overvoltageRead More…


Your Data is Toast with This USB Hub and Thumb Drive Set

on Monday, October 1st, 2012

ThinkGeek always has a variety of cute stuff, but they’ve outdone themselves with this USB Toaster Hub and Thumb Drives set.  The hub looks like an old-fashioned chrome toaster, and it has 4 USB 2.0 ports and a 1 meter long USB cable.  It’s capable of speeds up to to 480 mbps, and it even hasRead More…


CaseCrown Alumi-HUB Looks At Home By Your Mac

on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Are you a Mac fanboy/girl that thought you had everything? How did you not know about the CaseCrown Alumi-HUB 4-port USB Hub? Featuring a matte aluminum body and white accents, it bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s Mac keyboard and Magic Trackpad. Includes 4 USB ports and a shielded connection cable. Lightweight and compact soRead More…


Satechi 12 Port USB 2.0 Hub

on Monday, February 27th, 2012

This 12-Port USB Hub with Power Adapter and 2 Switches from Satechi is for the person who has everything – and needs to charge/sync it!  The USB 2.0 hub has two switches that allow you to turn on the first six ports, the last six ports, all, or none.  It has a data rate ofRead More…


Sit, Ubu, Sit! Good dog!

on Friday, June 3rd, 2011

  The standard 2-4 USB ports built into a computer never seem to be enough.  Between peripherals, storage drives, Mouse Jiggler (STILL one of my favorite office gadgets), sync cables, I always find myself needing an extra port or two.  I have yet to break down and buy a hub, but that may change nowRead More…


Mousepad with USB Hub and Speaker

on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

Here’s a multi-purpose gadget for you from  This roll-up mousepad also has a 4-port  1.1 USB hub.  It also has two speakers that can be connected to an mp3 player using the included 3.5mm audio cable.  The speakers/hub are powered with the included USB cable, but it appears there is a connector if youRead More…


Mega Hub vs Giant Peripheral Pile

on Sunday, October 17th, 2010

So you say you already have a hub with what, 4, 7, 16 ports?  Obviously you’re not serious about your USB needs otherwise you’d have this 24-port  monster! Coming at at roughly 6″ wide and a inch and a half tall, the majority of the ports are piggy-backed on each other around the diameter, withRead More…


R2-D2 USB Hub from ThinkGeek

on Thursday, October 7th, 2010

ThinkGeek has another cute item for the Star Wars aficionado.  This little officially-licensed R2-D2 has 4 USB 2.0 ports along the base of his chassis.  His legs are articulated, so you can adjust his position to make him recline or stand straight.  He chirps, beeps, and squeals when you plug something into one of hisRead More…


BlueLounge SpaceStation Organizes Your Desk and Cools Your Laptop

on Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

The BlueLounge SpaceStation looks simple – that’s it in the front of the picture – but it performs many jobs.  The SpaceStation is wedge-shaped, so resting the back of a laptop on it results in a more comfortable keyboard angle, and it allows air to flow underneath to keep the laptop cool.  The top of the SpaceStationRead More…


In-Desk 4-Port USB Hub from USB Geek

on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

Simple, but what a great idea!  This 4-port USB hub from USB Geek replaces the plastic grommet that fits in those cord-corralling holes drilled in the tops of computer desks.  It’s USB 2.0 and transfers files at speeds up to 480 Mbps.  You can connect up to four high-, full-, or low-speed USB devices and stillRead More…