Photo Hunt: One

For quite some time, I have been lamenting the fact that I have 1) far too many USB plugs to actually plug into  my computer and 2) have to fight to plug and unplug all those plug into the back of my computer. At one point, I bought a small USB hub which has 4 outlets. It has the most annoying bulky plug which not only takes up another USB port, but it also blocks another port when it is plugged in, As well, if I plug in my two external drives, they compete and won’t run at the same time.  Since every new piece if hardware has yet another USB plug and I officially ran out of outlets today, I knew I needed another USB hub. I searched all over the Staples store and finally found two different hubs. One had 4 ports and the other 7. I bought the 7 outlet hub.

Imagine my delight at finding that, not only does it have enough ports, but it also has an extra long USB cord! That means I don’t have to remove everything from my desk in order to turn the tower around to plug anything new in. It sits at the front of my desk and I just have to reach over and plug it in! Since it also has two outlets on the top, it means I can also plug in the old 4-slot hub into it without blocking another port and runs another 4 USB connections from IT! There is still a wild tangle of cords on my desk, but at least it means that I now have the capacity to plug in 10 devices from the ONE slot in the back — 13 in total from the ONE computer!


  1. azahar said,

    August 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm


  2. August 14, 2011 at 3:10 am

    We only have one computer but surely don’t have all of those things to use a usb port. Great solution to your troubles.

    Coffee is on.

  3. August 13, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Wow that’s a lot of gadgets Anneke! Great take on the theme

  4. Annie said,

    August 13, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Yay, a great solution! Love your take on the theme. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  5. Julie said,

    August 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I’m sure that one hub made you very happy indeed 🙂

    My PH:

  6. Ruth said,

    August 13, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    A cool device. I have something similar but not nearly as good!

  7. Gattina said,

    August 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Very practical !

  8. Bel said,

    August 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I have those which I never unplug at the back of my PC (keyboard, mouse, webcam. wlan stick), which leaves two free slots on the front where I have plugged in a USB device with a cable which makes plugging and unplugging other devices (ebook reader, mp3 player, mobile phone) very easy – and I never use them all at once. 🙂

    • mudhooks said,

      August 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      I have two in the front that are not hooked up to anything.

  9. August 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

    That is very handy. I will try to search for one in my local store. Thanks.

  10. YTSL said,

    August 13, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Wow! That’s a whole lot of USB devices you have! Now you’ve got me wondering what they are! ;b

    • mudhooks said,

      August 13, 2011 at 10:33 am

      Let’s see. Printer, scanner, wireless keyboard and mouse, 2 external drives, webcam, 2 cameras (plus another for my phone).

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