Early this morning, as I do on most Fridays, I took a quick peek at the reviews for today’s movie releases while perusing the headlines online. Much to my surprise, a critic whose opinion I trust said that although she was more or less dragged to see (out of a sense of duty to her profession) the Farrelly Brothers’ take on The Three Stooges, it was, in fact, non-stop fun. So it looks like this weekend I’ll be opening my mind (and wallet) to some eye-poking, nyuk-nyuks and other assorted buffoonery even though I’ve hardly been able to make it through a single commercial for this flick. Looks like things are about to take a turn for the wacky.
In that spirit, let me introduce you to a computer accessory that’s equally fun and wacky, but in a strangely stylish way. Meet the High-Speed USB Flex Hub from Manhattan.
If someone told you “hey, I just got a USB hub that’s bendy and kind of ring-shaped and red, green, orange and yellow,” you’d probably cringe inwardly (I know I would). I love bright colors and all, but generally speaking, I prefer them separately – not in Crayola-box mish-moshes. But somehow, this totally works – it’s fun and whimsical and super sleek, yet at the same time, it’s all business… someone has to transfer all that data, after all.
So if you’re running short on USB ports on your computer but want a way to lighten up the mood at your workstation, this is definitely it. It looks great, moves data super fast, and best of all, it won’t even try to poke you in the eye. Nyuk nyuk.
There’s a reason why we’ve always stashed our USB and FireWire hubs under our workstations – they’re boring. I mean, why drag down the look of your desk by parking what is essentially a gray plastic box on it? The only problem with hiding your USB hub is that it’s harder to reach when you need to plug in or unplug something. What would you say if you could have a modern, aesthetically pleasing USB hub that you could leave out in the open? And plug into easily? If the idea of such a product makes you smile, you’ve got to check out the LaCie USB and USB/Firewire hubs.
With a sleek and sculptural design that looks great in minimalist office, the LaCie USB hub has a smooth globe-shaped base that blossoms into a spray of flexible USB and/or FireWire extensions, hidden among which is even a fun USB-powered fan! Between its mod good looks and those bendable USB connections, the LaCie hub is not only something you can be proud to display on your desk, it also makes connections fast, easy and organized. And best of all, it will work with any computer, whether you play for the PC or Mac team.