FireDino, a dinosaur-themed 4-port FireWire hub, isn’t extinct yet. It’s back on sale, though for a limited time.
Once dubbed Hubzilla, FireDino is eight inches tall and resembles a creature from Japanese monster movies. Its eyes and mouth glow red and blue when it’s plugged in to a FireWire bus. The four ports — FireWire 400, not FireWire 800 — are located on the “creature’s” back.
The US$69.95 FireDino first shipped last September and quickly sold out. Three more batches have been sold through since the holiday buying season and Charismac expects that this new batch will go quickly as well, said Jim Schroeder, head of the company’s support team.