USB hub

You won't have to hunt for a vacant AC wall socket when you want to charge your USB-chargeable devices with these high-powered USB charging hubs from VisionTek.  The VisionTek High Power USB Four Port Charging Hub (center) has three 5V/1A ports and one 5V/2.1A port, so you can charge a tablet and three other devices… Read More

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 beside… Read More

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. According to the Eggtronic site, the HUB IT is: "a USB 3.0 Super-Speed Hub & a Smart Charging Station… Read More

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

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 with… Read More

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

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 setup… Read More

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 device… Read More

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 overvoltage… Read More

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 has… Read More

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 so… Read More

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 of… Read More

  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 now… Read More

Here's a multi-purpose gadget for you from Gadget4All.com.  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 you… Read More

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, with… Read More