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solinari6
2005-02-23, 23:38
I'm in the market for a nice looking USB hub, that will compliment my mini nicely. Any ideas? I've seen the Kensington Domehub, which is kind of cool looking, but it doesn't mention anywhere if it's a powered hub or not, which is something I definately want.

kretara
2005-02-24, 01:00
How about this (http://www.dreamkitty.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DK2000&Product_Code=K-FB109141&Category_Code=HK)

http://www.dreamkitty.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000002/product/K-FB109141_l.jpg

kretara
2005-02-24, 01:06
Of course, you would also need this (http://www.charismac.com/Products/firedino/) .

http://www.charismac.com/images/hubzilla.jpg

pscates2.0
2005-02-24, 01:23
You're not helping. :p

Sigh...I used to be up on this stuff, back in the iFruit days AND when I lived in SoCal and would always be in a CompUSA or Fry's on a regular basis. I knew all the Belkin, MacAlly, etc. stuff like nobody's business!

Now, no idea. :(

Seems the simple, basic shape of the mini would spur lots of people to create new peripherals designed to sit below it. A nice 7-port USB hub that was 6.5" square and with a matching corner radius would be slick and go nicely with the mini.

BlueRabbit
2005-02-24, 02:47
Of course, you would also need this (http://www.charismac.com/Products/firedino/) .

http://www.charismac.com/images/hubzilla.jpg
That thing is awesome. If I ever need more than the 2 Firewire ports on my computer, I'm getting that. :) Unfortunately, if you hit the "Order Now" button, it takes you here (http://www.cei-us.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=39&osCsid=390d959a498a0906edabb2f88c59114d), which only has the power supply for sale. :(

solinari6, if you don't need the USB hub right now, I'd suggest waiting a bit. I think we'll start to see a lot of peripherals copying the design of the mini, just like happened with the iMac. Just remember, the rest of the industry always takes about 6 months to catch up with Apple's designs. :cool: