I think we all know that one serious issue with
USB ports – it can be difficult to figure out which orientation the
cord needs to put it in – up or down. Well, good news, folks.
Buffalo seems to be coming out with a solution for this seemingly
These are your standard 4-port USB 2.0
hub with ports that can take your USB cord in either direction - no excessive eyeballing required!
Mind-blowing, right? I sincerely hope that Buffalo will license out their unique port design to other companies – PC
manufacturers in particular. With USB 3.0 out and about, though, that
probably won't happen.
Anyway, Buffalo are offering these in
pink, black, white, and blue for ¥1806 (US $23). They only
seem to be available in Japan at the moment, but eventually we should
see them start to become available over here. See the product
page for more information.