USB Squid

by Mike

USB Squid
Many gadget-lovers are fans of PowerSquid surge protectors because, unlike most surge protectors, you can actually use all the outlets provided. What exactly do I mean? Well, you might try to use all 6 outlets on your regular old surge protector, but you can’t quite fit in the last two because your first four power adapters are all huge bricks that overlap. Well, this is a USB hub that shares that same idea, although I don’t think they’re made by the same company.

This is a pretty basic hub, and it’s not powered, which means all four devices share power from that one USB hub it’s plugged into. Sometimes that’s fine, but not when you’re plugging in 4 power intensive devices (cameras, iPods, hard drives). Still, this does what it is supposed to do, which is a good thing. For people with laptops that are stingy on USB ports, this is a cheap, easy way to add an extra four for your USB keys, MP3 players, or any other USB gadget you might have around.

For most people, this gadget isn’t something they need, but again, some older laptops are stuck with a mere USB port and, in today’s world, that’s just not going to cut it, unless of course you just use your laptop to check your E-mail once a week. In that case, what are you doing reading this post? :P

Now that I’ve dissed the USB Squid enough for one day, it can be yours for $20. What a steal!

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2 reviews or comments

Mike Regan Says: June 4, 2007 at 11:19 am

The only good I see this for is if you are transferring lots of info from your hard drive to lots of USB keys. FOr instance when I teach classes, I tell all the students to bring USB keys, and I give away copies of my handouts, and Powerpoint presentations. It would be easy if I had one of these to make the transfers a little easier.

-Mike Regan
http://mprcomputers.blogspot.com/

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