USB 3.0 may not the total buzz of 2010 (that goes to tablets!), but it's
definitely the peripheral highlight of the year. USB
hasn't seen a
major innovation in awhile prior to USB 3.0, and the speed increases are
rather extreme, not to mention the backwards compatibility. Thus, it's
not surprising to see major storage players like LaCie
jump at the
chance to inflate their USB 3.0 inventory. The company has released a
number of USB 3.0 hard drives to date, and now there's a USB hub to work
The new LaCkie Hub4 USB 3.0 provides four USB 3.0 ports for your PC, and
of course it's fully USB 2.0 compatible. It's a pretty simple hub, but
having the ability to add four USB 3.0 devices is huge. Most all
notebooks these days only ship with a single USB 3.0 port; with this
hub, that single port can now host four devices.
The $59.99 MSRP isn't cheap, but there aren't too many options like this
out on the market yet. Hopefully that will change soon enough.