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Cubic USB Hub

Cubic USB Hub

With all those USB products out there you’re bound to find that you need a couple extra ports to support everything. I know there are many different kinds of hubs out there but the Cubic 4-Port hub has a certain kind of style that I like.

CES 2008: Delphi’s universal Hub for straightforward in-car customisation

CES 2008: Delphi’s universal Hub for straightforward in-car customisation

This may look like an ugly USB hub, but it's actually much more than that - it's Delphi's hat-tip to the fact that computing has flourished by having industry-standards in connectivity for the past few years, that users might want to come and plug PMPs, memory sticks and more into their car's ICE system, and that manufacturers may think about giving them the USB, audio and video socketry to do that.

 

Atomic Zombie LongRanger electric bike

Atomic Zombie LongRanger electric bike

Sure its ugly as hell, but depending on which components you use to make it, you’ll be able to go about 62.5 miles more or less. If you’ll notice, I said depending on which components YOU use to make it, as all that Atomic Zombie does is sell the instructions to make your own.

USB Toys – Homer Simpson Lamp and Hub

USB Toys – Homer Simpson Lamp and Hub

I don’t know anyone who can claim to be just “a Simpsons fan”, when it comes that family you’re either a fanatic or clueless. These two Simpsons themed USB toys are just the things to perk up your desk with the Springfield charm.

Starhub and EZ-Link offer cell phone payment system for public transportation

Starhub and EZ-Link offer cell phone payment system for public transportation

At least they do in Singapore. All you have to do is tap your NFC capable phone to the scanner. NFC stands for near-field communications.

So basically this works a lot like most of the newer credit/debit cards that are coming out with the scanning technology were you just have to tap your card to the reader and off you go. The only difference it works with cell phones instead, this may not be the first mobile phone based payment system, but it definitely seems like the most functional.

USB Extender – Allows you to plug in a device from up to 1,650 away.

USB Extender – Allows you to plug in a device from up to 1,650 away.

How far away from your PC does the printer sit? If I had to guess, I'd say in most cases it's within 6 feet or so. That's because many standard cables are around that length (sure, they do come in longer sizes) and the fact that you really don't want to walk across the room just to get the paper you printed. However, if you desire to have that, or any other USB device plugged in on the other side of the house, there is a way to do it.

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