Saturday, January 30, 2010

JJNN: Strange tech

Hi all

Have you ever needed to sync your ipod or plug in a digital camera into your USB port only to find that all if your USB ports are filled up with other things? I think we have all found ourselves in that situation. The only thing that you can really do is switch out what ever is in the USB port with what ever you want to put into the port. That takes time and energy. If there was only a better way to get many new USB ports so that all of the electronics can be plugged in at once (and I am not talking about another 2 or 3 ports)

Well, that is where the Japanese company Sanko jumps in to save the day. They made a USB hub that has not 5, not 10, not 20, not 40 but 80 USB ports! 80 ports! I mean...80! I can sum this product up in three letters and a question mark: WTH? As they say, a picture is worth 1000 words so just take a look at these pictures:

The bottom picture has half of the ports in use. I think they only way they were able to take the picture was by having everyone in their company bring in all of their USB devices and plugging them in. There is no way one person has that many USB devices. I can see this being a little useful for a technology company, but it is definitely not for just one person. At only 15000 yen it is out of most people's USB hub allowance.

I think this final picture says everything about this hub:

Any way, it is now time for the word of the day. Today's word is 無駄(むだ). It is pronounced muda and it means waste. That many ports may be a waste, but it can be the pride of any true geek

See you next time at JJNN

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