I used to have a boss that kept a variety of flash drives plugged into every available USB port on her computer at all times. I have no idea why she did this. If our office had sprung for the Anker USB 3.0 9-Port Hub then maybe she could have avoided the dirty stares from our IT department.
Running out of USB ports is a real problem though, isn’t it? Which is why it’s cool that this Anker device offers such a practical – and fast – solution, as well as the added bonus of a dedicated charging port. It’s kind of hard to imagine why anyone might need to have nine things plugged in via USB, but then again, there’s my boss, right?
The ports are USB 3.0 with 5Gps transfer rates, which is about as fast as you’ll get this side of a starship. And of course having 9 sockets available (did we mention that already?) means less juggling, and much more work or coffee time. It’s important to note that these USB 3.0 ports may cause problems with wireless keyboards and stuff (stick to USB 2 to be safe), but it should certainly help with any general data and peripheral needs. The Anker USB 3.0 9-Port Hub starts at $59.99.