Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/12/05/lacie_unveils_huby/

LaCie marries Firewire, USB for Huby designer hub

Ikea-friendly

By Register Hardware

Posted in Hardware, 5th December 2006 12:09 GMT

lacie huby designer usb hub

Will anyone buy Lacie's new designer USB hub - or is it destined to appear only as an on-shelf accessory in Ikea catalogues? It certainly looks the part, and wouldn't seem out of place next to an iMac. Styled by French designer Ora-Ito, the Huby provides an array of five USB and three Firewire plugs and sockets, along with a fan and a light for good measure, all on flexible cables.

The gadget will retail for $79/£69. LaCie's taking pre-orders at its website ahead of the late December ship date. ®