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You Still Can't Buy Belkin's More Expensive, Redesigned Thunderbolt Dock

Belkin has been developing a Thunderbolt dock for almost a year. When it showed it off at CES in January, it looked like it was almost ready to go on sale. Instead Belkin has completely redesigned it and made it $US100 more expensive. Oh, and you still can’t buy it yet.


All Peripherals On Deck With This USB Hub You Can Actually Buy

You know how it goes: You see some neat design for a lamp or surge protector or whatever and inevitably it’s just a neat concept in a clever design student’s portfolio. Not this USB Battleship! It’s yours for only $US23!


A USB Hub With A Power Strip State Of Mind

I can see the rationale for sticking the ports on the back of the USB hub: It keeps the cords hidden. But what if keeping them in plain sight meant you could cut the power to each device individually?


Nyko Media Hub Slim Adds Two USB Ports, Memory Card Slot To PS3

Do you have more Rock Band drum kits than USB ports to plug them into on your PS3 Slim? Well, Nyko is here to double your USB capacity.


Rockin' Cassette Tape 4-Port USB Hub

Identical in size to an actual cassette (it’ll even fit inside a tape case), this USB 2.0 hub has four ports, and for $US25, also comes with a 1.2-metre USB cable for your PC or Mac. [Vat19 via TecheBlog]


Cambrionix 49-Port USB Hub Gives Your Expansive Novelty Thumb Drive Set A Home

It’s a piece of industrial equipment, sure, but something about the Cambrionix Hub V2 is kind of fascinating. Consider this: With 49 500mAh ports, this USB hub needs its own ATX power supply.


Just A Stylish 'Wall Socket' USB Hub

It’s not a formal wall socket replacement, but this Elecom U2H-TC410B 4-port USB hub will look sharp (and a bit misleading) when mounted to a desk or table.


Kensington's Wireless USB Docking Station Is the World's First, Supports Five Devices and DVI Monitor

Kensington’s just released the world’s first Wireless USB universal docking station, conveniently named the Wireless USB Docking Station. The thing suppports five USB devices as well as a DVI monitor, which can then be “attached” wirelessly to your notebook whenever it comes into range. Speaker ports round out the solution, and the whole thing is compatible with any Wireless USB notebook brands. You’ll be able to pay US$230 for one at the end of the month at Dell and Kensington. Is the convenience of not having to plug in five USB devices (or one, if you have a USB hub), a monitor and a speaker every time you sit down worth $230? We say yes. [Kensington]


Belkin Launches New Powerline Networking Hub

Your house is wired for networking and you probably don’t even know it. Wires are wires, and the ones that give you power outlets every six feet aren’t much differen than the ones connecting your modem to your network. They’re already in the walls and can carry data as well as power, so think about using this Belkin Ethernet-to-powerline conversion hub to let you utilise the wiring you already have, converting the digital signals from up to three devices and transferring it through your house via a “powernet” to other devices.


Nyko Media Hub Beefs Up Newer, Wimpier PS3s

Those who threw down the extra cash for a first gen PlayStation 3 got a few bonuses in return–the newer 40GB version is shy a few USB ports, a memory card reader and hardware-based backwards compatibility. Nyko is solving two of these problems with their Media Hub, a 3-port USB hub with media card reader (SD and Memory Stick). Compatible with all available PS3s, the Media Hub snaps seamlessly onto consoles and works from a horizontal or vertical position. Expect the Media Hub to hit stores this August for $20. Sorry you’re still jacked with the backwards compatibility stuff. [Nyko]


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