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Concept USB Cable Features Built-in Mini Hub

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By Chris Scott Barr

When a person starts to run low on USB ports, usually the first thing they get is a hub of some sort. However, instead of adding three extra ports, why not just have one of your cables add a single port. Think of these as similar to a strand of Christmas lights. The ones that had an extra plug-in on top of the one you put into the wall.

These concept cables actually don’t sound like too bad of an idea. Unfortunately they’ll likely only work if you’re using a device which has a standard USB (mini, or micro as well) plug on the other end. I bet if they made an iPod/iPhone charging cable with that extra port, they’d make a fortune. No word on whether or not this concept will make it to store shelves.

[ Yanko ] VIA [ Technabob ]







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  • dani72

    The only problem is that a normal usb outlet can provide 500mA max
    So if you bundle like 4 pieces together , the chance of failures of your hardware is very big

  • dani72

    Only problem is that most USB outlets only provide a maximum of 500mA
    So if you use more than 2 or 3 devices the hardware will wor not propperly

  • http://fastforwardacademy.com/index-page-irs-enrolled-agent-exam-course.htm melissa

    I was going to say the same thing– the picture at the top of this article is a little misleading. :o)

  • Jessicat

    Is it like a electrical outlet expander? Where after you add more than 4 it starts to lead to fire accidents.

  • Jessicat

    Is it like a electrical outlet expander? Where after you add more than 4 it starts to lead to fire accidents.