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Ten Way-Cool Hubs

Updated on January 11, 2010

Quadruple Bypass Anyone?

I (Heart) These
I (Heart) These

Did I Mention USB?

I love, did I say love, I mean I LOVE gadgets. I picked these USB hubs because I think they are cool looking and useful, but mostly because I just wanted to have fun with my fellow hubbers. I didn't include the vendors so just enjoy the whacked-out coolness of them. While these aren't what you were suspecting, you gotta admit, connecting to colorful hearts for a digital triple or quadruple (USB) bypass has a kind of Grey's Anatomy flair to it.

The Gold Connection

All That Glitters

Admit it. You've always secretly wanted your own gold ingot sitting on your desk. Converting your digital riches into gold via USB cables has got to be the ultimate gold exchange. Indiana Jones found one of these in a pyramid and the feds are now keeping it at Fort Knox along with the Lost Ark of the Covenant.

Hey R2D2 Was an Interface Hero Before There Was USB

And He's Cute Too
And He's Cute Too

Save Me Obi-Wan You're My Only Hope!

I don't know if it makes those cool sounds, but you can be Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia and plug something into R2D2 and maybe save the galaxy or your job or your kid's homework all while reminiscing about an alternate life a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

Lego My USB Cable

Can I Hook it up Daddy, Can I, Can I

Who says computer work can't be child's play? Besides, if you build it they will come---and borrow it. I mean who wouldn't? And if you stack up enough of them, you could build your own mini cubicle and work on your hubs in total privacy.

This Way for the Exit Man

You Can Have Him Coming and Going
You Can Have Him Coming and Going

Interface But Always Have an Exit Line

I love this green dude. He reminds me of Gumby. By the way, did you know that Art Clokey made Gumby's head slanted after a 1900's picture of his father that had a giant one sided cowlick.

Jacob's Ladder Lets Data Angels Ascend and Descend

Don't Try to Hide a Dollar Bill in This One

Jacobs Ladder Wooden Illusion Toy is a one of the most ancient and famous of folk toys. Legend has it that one was found in King Tut's tomb, which means these fascinating toys were played with in Egypt before 1352 B.C.This cool hub, however, is not wooden and although it is flexible, don't try to make it tumble back and forth with a folded up dollar appearing and reappearing. Just hook up like King Tut and bury all your faithful data in your hard drive crypt.

Octopus Octopus USB Hub Bus

Four Legged Octopus

Here are four four-legged octopuses or is it octopi?

I never saw the octopi. I've been way too preocupi.

They wrap you in their tentacles, squirt you with their inktacles.

They'll lug you to their ocean bed and hug you till you turn bright red.

You say it's quite preposterous, till you're hugged by an octopus.

Ok, ok that one was for Ogden Nash who wrote--Shake, shake "the catsup bottle, first a little, then a lottle


USB and Sound for Free

Cubite Hub Speaker
Cubite Hub Speaker

No Batteries, No Wall Plug, Just USB

I can hear Goldilocks now: "This speaker is too big and the components are soo huge!" and then "This speaker is too small and I still have to plug in to the wall!" but then she spots the Cubite---"This speaker is juuuuust right, it plugs into the computer, has a big sound and it's adorable!

Seriously, I have one of these and they are nifty!

Hey Fly-Boy You Want to Interface?

USB Airlines--We Connect You

Not since Amelia Earhart caused all that commotion have you seen a more appealing stubby plane. You can pretend you are fueling it up, talking to the captain, getting ready for a little stunt flying exhibition or you can just hold it up above your desk and go "Varrrrrroooom varrrroooom!" But if the boss catches you just say you were blowing lint out of the USB connections and hook it back up to the computer.

Luke, The Force is Strong in my USB Ports

Plug Your Light Saber in any of Four Ports

Obi-Wan still lives when you plug him into Darth Vader. Load the latest episode of Star Wars and watch as Lord Vader chokes on his own data stream. You can also get the R2D2 version and hook them both up. "Don't listen to him R2! Even if he is Luke's father, you can't trust him!" "Hmmm the farce is strong in this one."..... Or not.

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      Madison 7 years ago from NYC

      I never knew these existed, they are way cool. My favorite is the plane. Great hub!

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Thanks Madison22. I'll try to find their locations so people can get them if they wish.

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      JBeadle 7 years ago from Midwest

      I'm not sure why but I'm drawn to the leggo one but might actually purchase the octopus/octopi??? A co-worker had the cube hub and the sound out of the speakers is actually quite good.

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Hey J. I share your dilemma, dilemmi? As you can see by my dialogue I really get into the tech toys. Yes J there is a sound cube that works. I like mine because it's so there when you need it and without all the wires. Maybe someday all computers will be a type of legos and we can build on the accessories any old way we want. There is a cool new book out by Vernor Vinge, "Rainbow's End" in which everyone "wears" and the hardware is all in the clothes interfaced with smart contact lenses. When you walk through your home town the descriptive software is broadcast and the town saves on landscaping and repairs. But watch out for the Rabbit...

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      Paul 7 years ago

      The Quadrapies are cute.

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      climberjames 7 years ago from Steel City

      ha ha the lego one is awesome even though it looks the most simple, fun hub! - climberjames

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Thanks Paul, the hearts are great.

      climberjames, thanks for stopping by. Maybe next time I can showcase cool climbing tools. :)

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      octopus USB hub tops it all, that was great.

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Great fun! Thanks for sharing

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Thank you R Elle and Tony, I'm enjoying your respective hubs immensely.

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      Shane Brown-Daniels 7 years ago from Jamaica

      This is fun Winsome :) Lego is still close to my heart. hahah

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Thanks TBE, I don't know how to set up the vote thing but people are doing it anyway. :) The lego is way ahead.

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      MatzWhat 7 years ago from UK

      that lego one looks good, lol, nice hub!

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      Aine O'Connor 7 years ago from Dublin

      My fave too is the octopii /preoccupii . It is great fun as Tony said. Thanks

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      MatzWhat thanks for voting. The lego lead is building. =:)

      ainehannah so nice to see you. Now maybe the octopii can get a leg up on the lego. =:)

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      These are way too cool! Gotta be the Jacob's Ladder - but I want the gold brick, too, and the pink heart - and the octopus are soooo cute! What a fun hub! May the "farce" be with you.

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      2patricias 7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Never seen any of these. You are right - they are 'way cool'. (And we want all of them). Thanks for a fun hub.

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      RedElf my interface is turning red. =:) Delighted you enjoyed them.

      2patricias that's one vote for each or do I count that as two votes for each? =:) Great stocking stuffers eh?

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      These hubs are awesome! I think I like the hearts (maybe bc it's Valentine's coming up) and then the octipi bc of the great verses. The lego is cool too. Oh, I love them all!!!

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Beth the hearts are beating their way to third place, the octopi have a leg up on the front runner, but the first place hub says "Lego" and stays in the lead. Whew! =:) Thanks for voting.

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      lol You have such a way with words!!! I always leave your hubs with a smile! Thanks for that!!! :)

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Eight tentacled hugs and grins. =:)

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      Ghost32 7 years ago

      Beautifully done. I'll be setting up my new office as soon as I finish building our new home, and I've just GOTTA have either the gold brick or a couple of those primary-color Legos. Winsome, until stumbling across this page, I didn't even know they HAD "stuff like this". Please do keep on giving us a clue as well as writing in a form entertaining enough to keep us reading...:D

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Yay, a vote for the gold! Ghost I knew that I wasn't the only one who has respect for the "Gold" standard. =:) Thanks for the kind words. Humorists like you understand "sit-down" comedy is a lot easier than being on the road and you get to meet the coolest people with the warmest hearts. Laugh well and prosper. =:)

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I think I liked everything about this hub. Hmmm...I suspect a Star Wars fan in the midst! Very cool hub in every which way. I bet there's someone out there that collect USB ports (that guy with me if I had the moola). Thanks!

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Dohn, thanks for the kind words. Yes it's true, the force is strong in this hub (not the dark side of course)but as you can see, I'm still playing with Legos and toy planes so hmmmm. =:)

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      cosette 7 years ago

      hee hee AWEsome.... :D

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Hey Cosette, thanks for coming by--glad it made you smile. =:)

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      Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Okay, far out way cool. I want I want I want! I want the R2D2, the Lego my USB cable, USB airlines, and Darth Vader. Wow. I didn't know these existed. Awesome topic! Love your presentation.

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      So glad you found these FB, who says we have to give up toys for technology. I wan these, you wan these, OBwan these too. =:)

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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      Utterly coo-ol, and way beyond me. I'm just a boring black and silver USBer. And I loved Ogdon Nash's...you gave! Right on, doesn't the ketchup always PLOP? Thanks for a fun hub.

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      Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Hey FF, I'm glad you found this hub, when I first started writing in HP everyone was writing about this hub or that hub and I thought I would have a little misdirection fun. I found myself really liking to write the hype about each one--maybe I should be one of those "Mad Men" types--naaaah

      I like writing for the fun of it. Thank you so much for the kind and fun comment. =:)

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      RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

      These are just crazy cool! Thanks for making them known! I gotta have the heart ones, and who's USB world, (glaxey), could be complete without R2D2?

      Such fun!

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      Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Hi RA, aren't they just the cat's meow? With the computer society developing as it is, anything to expand style and personality in our cyber paraphernalia is welcome--and if you can throw in some downright fun while you're at it--hot diggity. =:)

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      jhosler 5 years ago

      Interesting and entertaining hub.

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