Tag Archives: USB Hubs

You Don’t Want To Bring This USB Hub When You Board A Plane

Life is just too short to be putting up with stupid people, ridiculous movies about cars flying from a building to another, and boring, plain Jane-looking USB hubs. I can’t tell you how avoid stupid people, but I can sure tell you how to avoid those movies (just don’t watch’em!) and as for the USB hub, well, I think the Cube-Works Self-destruct USB 3.0 Hub will have you covered. Continue reading You Don’t Want To Bring This USB Hub When You Board A Plane

New Satechi USB Hub Puts Card Reader And Ports At The Front Of iMac Pro

In achieving the awesome looks, Apple did make some sacrifices on the iMac in terms of usability. I mean, a bunch of ports on the back is not exactly user-friendly, does it? No. It will never be no matter how you look at it. Luckily for the new iMac Pro, its Thunderbolt 3 ports are USB-C which takes the guess work out of which side is the right side. Still, guessing where the ports are is a game which I equate to carnival scam. It’s often a hit and miss thing – until you crane your neck around to the back and have a visual. While we don’t expect Apple’s design team to break the tradition and bring those ports to the front, you are not without options. Continue reading New Satechi USB Hub Puts Card Reader And Ports At The Front Of iMac Pro

This Chocolate Bar Will Literally Fix A Major Flaw In Today’s MacBook Pro

One thing I like about Apple devices is, they never try to cramp every possible features into their devices. It was never Apple’s idea for the devices to be bloated with unnecessary hardware and features. But therein lies the problem: it takes away quite a few features we still need like, for example, more USB ports. Seriously, a couple of USB Type-C port is never suffice. Never. The solution? Get a hub. The market has abundance of USB hub, but this one here from 23 Devices called Chocolate Hub 2 stood out from among the sea of hub as the first hub that also wireless charges your iPhone X and iPhone 8. I am sure I already have your attention because, it did when I first read saw it on TechSmartt. This chocolate bar will literally fix a major flaw in today’s MacBook Pro. Continue reading This Chocolate Bar Will Literally Fix A Major Flaw In Today’s MacBook Pro

Any Messy Desk Is Worthy Of This DIY Mjölnir Headphone Stand & USB Hub

Now that the third Thor standalone movie is in full swing and doing brilliantly in the box office, we thought we’d let you in on this wonderful DIY project from a few months ago I found stashed in my “Watch Later” YouTube list. I am not entirely sure, but I think this might have been the first in the market. Dubbed the Mighty Mjölnir Headphone and USB Dock, which translates to a pretty dang awesome headphone stand and USB hub, this wonderful desktop gadget accessory is created by YouTube Patrick Soriano and it is exactly what it says it is: a headphone stand and a gathering of some USB ports in the likeness of the God of Lightning’s mighty hammer. Continue reading Any Messy Desk Is Worthy Of This DIY Mjölnir Headphone Stand & USB Hub

Power Strip Reinvented, Comes With USB Ports And Wireless Charge Pad

Power strip is not the newest invention, but that doesn’t stop an Italian startup, Woodie s.r.l., from taking up the challenge of reinventing it so that we could have an easy one when dealing with such a necessary evil. Woodie s.r.l. completely rethought what a power strip should be for the beings of 2016 (and, possibly, beyond). The outfit’s first product is Woodie Hub, a power strip designed for gadget-savvy users that offers a pair of universal AC sockets compatible with plugs from over 150 countries without the need for travel adapter and it also provides USB-powered gadgets the charging convenience with a pair of USB port that discharges 5/3.2A combined. Continue reading Power Strip Reinvented, Comes With USB Ports And Wireless Charge Pad

Cusby Adds More Device Ports to Your MacBook’s Lone USB-C Port

USB-C is a much anticipated interface that finally sees adoption by Apple, but unfortunately, the Cupertino tech giant just couldn’t serve up more than one such port on its super-thin MacBook, which is perhaps the lowest point of this otherwise desirable machine. So that’s one port for everything, including serving as a charging port, a USB 3.1 port, a DisplayPort, VGA and HDMI video output. One port? Really? I feel your pain and so do startup Cusby, which is why they invented this nifty accessory called, well, Cusby. Continue reading Cusby Adds More Device Ports to Your MacBook’s Lone USB-C Port

Satechi Aluminum Clamp Hub is Probably the Neatest USB Hub We Have Seen For the Longest Time

If there is one thing iMac lacks, it would be USB ports, which you can easily resolve by using a USB hub. Even if you have enough, assuming you don’t have as many USB-powered gadgets, the ports located at the back also poses access issue. This is where Satechi Aluminum Clamp USB Hub can help. As the product name implies, it stands out from the horde of USB hubs by letting you attach it to your iMac or any PC that’s of one inch or less, thereby routing the ports to the front for easy access and/or increase the number of ports at your disposal – all while not cluttering up your desk. Attaching something that’s non-Apple in nature may not appeal to some, but Satechi has made an effort to blend the Aluminum Clamp with your aluminum iMac by giving it a metallic brushed aluminum exterior, accented with white trim, so it will look just right at home on any 2012 or newer iMac. Though we can’t say the same for the predominantly black PC machines. Continue reading Satechi Aluminum Clamp Hub is Probably the Neatest USB Hub We Have Seen For the Longest Time

Doctor Who K-9 4-Port USB Hub

this robotic canine which appears on and off throughout the many years of Doctor Who won’t pop laser from its nose, or offer you a wealth of encyclopedia knowledge, but it does make an awesome laptop or desktop computer companion by providing an additional four USB ports. instead of bagging a replica toy or display, why not make this little fellow work for you and your computer, while still having the opportunity to gaze at it lovingly every time you work? produced by Underground Toys, the Doctor Who K-9 4-Port USB Hub is modeled after the Doctor’s faithful canine sidekick and comes complete with touches of rusted look that makes it looks so realistic. a perfect computer accessory for any USB port-hungry, Doctor Who fans aka Whovians. you can pre-order the Doctor Who K-9 4-Port USB Hub now from Entertainment Earth for $39.99 a pop. Continue reading Doctor Who K-9 4-Port USB Hub

Bamboo Stationery Set by Yu Jian

uniformity is a quality that something most people love, but being conforming beings, we didn’t quite give the un-uniformed norm a thought. what if, your commonly used items such as stationery could be uniformed in design? awesome? we would think so. with that in mind, designer Yu Jian set out to design a truly aesthetically consistence stationery set dubbed as the Empty Bamboo Stationery Set. there are no technological innovations here, but giving commonly used office accessories such as tape dispenser, stapler, clip, pencil case, desk clock, and even USB flash drive and USB hub, a bamboo-clad makeover. together with the clever use of metal elements, the Bamboo Stationery Set will give your desk the dream-only uniformity to your desk – IF only your Mac or whatever computer you are using comes in this environmentally-friendly wood models too. Continue reading Bamboo Stationery Set by Yu Jian

Satechi Premium Aluminum USB Hub

Satechi Premium Aluminum USB Hub
Satechi Premium Aluminum USB Hub | US$24.99 | www.satechi.net

most Mac users face the same age old problem: not enough USB ports to go around for all your lovely gadgets and peripherals. for those who aren’t concern about style, that’s no biggie. you can just grab any USB hub off the stores, no problem at all but this issue has a more profound effect if you are one of the style-conscious folks. then again, if you are using a Mac, chances are, you (unconsciously or not) is one of the many style-aficionados. in this case, we would think the Satechi Premium Aluminum USB Hub would fit the style-bill perfectly. Continue reading Satechi Premium Aluminum USB Hub