USB cords and accessories are kinda ugly, amirite? The least you can do is round them all up and plug all your peripherals and desktop accessories into something cute, stylish, or eye-catching. Here are a few you might enjoy. You're welcome.
USB hubs are a dime a dozen, but this well-designed hub from Quirky may be just the hub you're looking for. The Contort Hub ($35) is a flexible accessory designed to plug into your computer's USB drive at any angle necessary, bending to accommodate up to four USB connections. Plus, it features its own cord management system built right in that expands to accommodate more cords if necessary.
Since the device is produced by Quirky's crowd-sourced design program, it's currently only in production and not available immediately. But, buyers can check back often for updates on its manufacture, distribution, and when you can expect to receive it.
I'm all for quirky USB drives (and other gadget accessories), but there's something about the Chicken Burger USB Hub that is slightly disconcerting. The USB hub features four ports, accessible by removing the top "bun" from the "sandwich."
What do you think? Are you similarly skeeved or do you like it?
Perfect for connecting all of your USB-powered gadgets to your computer, a good USB hub is nearly a necessity. I'm loving all the fun and quirky designs I've seen lately, from a duckling-shaped hub to a colorful Lego hub. Now, add the More Power to You USB Hub ($20) to the list. Besides having a funny-yet-appropriate name, this hub bends into different shapes to accommodate up to four USB connections. Perfect for when you need a little more peripheral breathing room.
The USB hub comes in three colors — blue, white, and traditional duck yellow — and is a quirky addition to my list of unique USB hubs. And at only $10, it's an affordable and useful desk accessory. Could you rock it?
A good USB hub is essential when you're as into gadgets as I am — no matter what I'm doing, it never seems like there are enough USB plugs on my computer.
I'm a fan of the USB Hub Snake ($18) because it's so different and artsy. It has four USB ports and plugs into your computer with a long cable, so it's easily transformable into any shape you need.
Available in four bright colors (yellow, red, black, and blue) the hubs are four inches long and have ports for up to four USB cables or devices.
It's definitely been a Lego-overload recently, but I have to admit, I'm a fan of this product, too. What do you think?
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I know for some of you, today might not feel like Spring. The weather around the country has been harsh, and if you're begging for the sun to peek out from behind the clouds, there are some things you can buy to make it feel a little more Spring-like all year round. Sure, it's not the same as catching some rays in the park, but at least these things may help you keep a smile on your face.
Can I now start saying that Spring has sprung? With the sun finally showing its face in my neck of the woods, it certainly feels that way. Make like the flowers are blooming on the inside as well as outside with this USB Tulip Hub ($22).
With four separate USB ports, this Tulip Hub is as useful as it is fun and happy.
However, I realize that though I may be going for exuberant and girlie due to the sun coming 'round, other people may find this, well, a bit too loud for an office area.
What do you think?