Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11/24/gold_ingot_usb_hub/

Yes! It's the gold ingot USB hub

Pieces of eight. Piece of eight

By Tony Smith

Posted in Hardware, 24th November 2006 09:57 GMT

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At a mere ¥5,980 ($52/£27/€40), it wouldn't be too hard to snap up a stack of these Japanese gold ingot-styled eight-port USB hubs to re-create that robbing the Bank of England and/or Fort Knox experience in your own living room. The manufacturer's smartly weighed each block down with enough metal to yield a gold-like weight of 2.4kg. Alas, the supplier's also keen to point out there's no "genuine gold" within the product.

The 19.6 x 7.3 x 4.9cm mock ingot is due to ship early next month. Full details from supplier Thanko, here. ®

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