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Deal Of The Day: 28% Off On Premium Aluminum 4-Port USB Clamp Hub

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Does your computer have USB ports on the front? No? The Premium Aluminum 4-Port USB Clamp Hub can help with that. It’s super cheap, and adds, well, 4 USB ports to the front of your computing device in an elegant manner that you won’t be embarrassed to display around your friends.

Plugging USBs into the back of your computer can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Make life a little easier with 4 easy-access ports that seamlessly clamp to the front of your Mac or PC. The Satechi Hub provides easy charging, easy access to your vital devices, and is even easy on the eyes.

– Replaces a single USB 3.0 port with 4 individual ports
– Finished in an attractive brushed aluminum
– Provides easy access to any of your USB compatible devices
– Allows for immediate use with no software installation
– Protects your monitor from scratching w/ rubber padding
– Indicates which ports are powered and ready for use w/ individual blue LED lights
– Backwards compatible with USB 2.0

Normally you’d have to pay $28 for it, but with today’s deal you shave $8, for a total of $19.99.

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Ports Galore On The New MacBook? Yes, It’s Possible With The HydraDock

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When Apple announced the new MacBook, it left a lot of heads scratching. It wasn’t the Retina MacBook Air most were hoping for, but it was super slim, Retina-equipped, and pretty attractive to die-hard fans of the brand. Among the few sticking points, like the underpowered processor, was a potential dealkiller: a single USB-C port, for everything. This meant having to use a variety of adaptors if you were hoping to do normal computing with it, like plugging the MacBook to your TV for example. Well, the HydraDock is an 11-port dock that gives your new MacBook a truckload of new functionality, in one device. Here’s what’s included:

1 — 3.5mm stereo headphone port
1 — Gigabit Ethernet port
1 — SDXC card slot
1 — Mini DisplayPort (up to 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, w/HDCP)
1 — HDMI (up to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, w/HDCP)
4 — USB 3.0 ports
2 — USB-C ports (data only, no video)

You simply rest the back of your MacBook on this wedge-shaped dock and plug the single male USB-C cable in your laptop. Then you connect your MacBook’s power adapter into the HydraDock and it’ll power both the dock and the computer. It’s a $129 pledge with expected deliver in June.

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OfficeChums Put A Cute Spin On USB Hubs

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There really isn’t a whole bunch to say about this product. It’s a USB hub with three MicroSD card readers. The hubs are shaped like a pig, a cat, or a dog. The MicroSD card readers are suckling from the hub. It’s… cute. Right? Anyway, the flash cards themselves clearly have to be purchased separately, but they’re cheap so you won’t break the bank in the process. It’s £19.99, or $31 and the PigChum is currently available, while the others are up for pre-order.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ HolyCool ]

The W1PPS Device Takes Care Of Cable Clutter For The MacBook Pro

By David Ponce

Part of Apple’s design ethic is cleanliness. Its products’ lines are simple and elegant and there’s not much clutter for the eye to be sore over. Which is why it’s disappointing when you start plugging things into the side of the MacBook Pro and you end up with a situation like the picture below. It simply ruins the look of the machine. But the W1PPS device you see above aims to clean things up a bit. It plugs right into the left side of your machine and covers all its ports. Then there’s a single cable that runs down to a floor hub where the ports are now relocated. You can connect whatever you need out of sight, under the table, leaving at least one side of your machine looking clean and elegant, just how it does before you start tethering it. Also, the floor hub provides 4 additional USB ports, so there’s that too.

It’s $98 on pre-order on Kickstarter and is meant for the 15 inch version of the laptop. However, the campaign seriously needs to start gathering some steam if they hope to reach their $115,000 goal.

[ KickStarter Project ] VIA [ UberReview ]