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Minimalist USB Hub Draws Power From Two USB Ports

By Luke Anderson

Most USB hubs you see are pretty standard, as they are a plastic shell (that may or may not look like something cool). They come in two categories; powered and unpowered. The former requires you to run a power cord to a nearby power outlet. At least that’s usually how it works.  This little hub is just a little different.

Instead of plugging into your wall, this little (and I do mean little) hub takes up two of your USB ports. In exchange you’ll have four ports which are powered, one of which is a mini-USB connector for your mobile gadgets. For $12 this really wouldn’t be a bad addition to one’s laptop bag.

[ Brando ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]