If you're looking for a USB hub with more than one use, besides being one of the many that just happens to look cool. This little guy is a nice alternative, it not only has 4 different ports but a light as well.
Just sit it on the top of your notebook and it can tilt down to illuminate what it is you're working on. I don't usually find much of a use for extra light while working on my laptop, but portable task lighting is always nice to have.
To turn off the light just place it in the recessed position which also gets it out of the way when you don't need it. It is being sold for $29.90.