Elecom's mini 3 port USB hub

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No matter what, there are never enough plugs when you need them. My bedroom, for example, has one single outlet with two plugs, which is currently supporting two surge protectors which handle three computers, speakers, a wireless router, cell phone, and iPod. Oh yeah, and a lamp.

When it comes to computer, the equivalent of power plugs are USB ports. No matter if your computer has ten USB ports; you will undoubtedly need more to support the sheer number of devices you're likely to have. It's a fact.

You can always attach a USB hub, but they're often bulky and unsightly. Plus, sometimes you have to crawl around behind your computer just to attach one to the rear port, leaving your front port open for convenience. Not so with Elecom's 3-port hub; instead of taking the power strip model of port expansion, it's more like one of those multi-outlets you can plug into your existing outlet. Elecom's hub features 3 USB ports each pointed in different directions, making it easy to fit all your devices on the hub without cords tangling into each other. Smart thinking.

It is, however, powered by the USB bus, so be careful not to plug in too many power-hungry gizmos.

[via Ubergizmo ]

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