Pressure Drop on Friday introduced the
zStand, a monitor stand that includes a USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 hub. The zStand was designed to accommodate a Mac mini, according to the company. It costs US$99.99 and ships with 12-inch or 6-foot USB and FireWire cables, to support either a Mac mini or a conventional desktop computer.
The zStand is made of steel and has been powder-coated white and silver to match the finish of the Mac mini. The zStand gets its name from its folded “Z” shape. The hardened-steel construction can accommodate a monitor up to 50 pounds.
On the back users will find four USB 2.0 ports and four FireWire 400 ports nestled inside the zStand, above the alcove for the Mac mini, as well as one additional USB 2.0 and FireWire port used for connecting to the host computer. The additional ports enable you to connect up to four other USB 2.0 or FireWire 400 peripherals to the Mac mini (or to another host computer) without requiring external hubs.