will announce its new USB Mini Hub on Monday at the PC Expo trade show in New York City.
With a footprint of a credit card and just one centimeter thick, the mini-hub is smaller than the so called “travel” or “mobile” hubs, yet has four ports and provides all of the performance of much larger desktop hubs, including support for self- and bus-powered USB devices, company spokesperson Bill Gram-Reefer said.
“It goes great with the new generation of sub inch-thick notebooks,” he added.
The USB mini-hub will ship next month with a manufacturers suggested retail price of US$49. It will be available in a silver or black case. The hub includes a built-in USB cable that’s stored within the Mini Hub’s case for travel.
“The trend in laptops is to make them smaller and lighter, and this is the trend for laptop accessories as well,” noted Mike Ridenhour, Keyspan president.