LaCie Reveals 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

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 with them.

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.
Tags:  USB, LaCie, Hub