So you’d think “Gadget of the Year” should be an accolade going to something traditionally “digisexy” like the new Retina MacBook Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S III or maybe some svelte aluminum Ultrabook? Yeah, well maybe if you’re just a techno.poser. But for real geeks, read on . . .
Let’s all admit something really digitally fundamental – you never seem to have enough USB ports. Well, Thinkgeek.com has the answer with the MondoHub USB hub. Great, another USB hub. Why is he even bothering, for goodness sakes . . .
BECAUSE IT HAS 28 FREAKIN’ USB PORTS!
Let me spell that out so we’re completely clear: t-w-e-n-t-y e-i-g-h-t ports. 28. Really. Holy crap! Check out this pic - it’s a thing of beauty. You can buy it here from Thinkgeek or here from Cyberguys. Even better, 4 of the ports are faster USB 3.0 ports. Also, if all that weren’t already so overwhelming that any real geek would be either quivering, drooling or both, each port has a switch to turn it on/off and also the port numbers are backlit for night-time plugging/unplugging action.
$89. Now you might be saying, “But Ross, I only have 11 USB devices. Why would I need 17 more ports?” Answer? DUH – so you can buy and plug in up to 17 more devices (OR . . . <cue Dr. Evil laugh>, string another MondoHub for 54 usable ports!!!).
So if port crunch was your problem, problem solved.