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49 Port USB Hub – just how big IS your addiction to USB?

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There are USB hubs, and then there are USB HUBS, know what we mean? So for those of you with a serious uncrushable addiction to attaching whatever USB type gadget you can lay your hands on to your computer, we present the adorable 49 Port USB Hub. Oh yes sir!

We think it’s the addition of the yellow paint that makes this such a spectacular product, so much more refreshing than boring old grey. Now if you’re like us, you’re hastily counting up the number of USB thingies you already have attached to your PC – we’re looking at no less than 15 or so possible points, so it’s not a stretch to reach for the 49’er mark, is it?

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The only hassle is you need to provide your own power supply (yeah, you didn’t think your laptop was going to cope with all that power drain did you? Silly billy) and it’s going to have to be pretty meaty. The retailer suggests something like a 60A, 5V unit to keep it all humming along. The hub itself has over voltage and over current protection built in, which is good to know. The price of the hub, excluding a power supply, is $174.

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Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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