When you work with your laptop, you tend to use a few USB hubs when you are on the go. It doesn't really matter from what brand they are, as long as they work well. It's also best to work with some kind of light while you are typing on your computer. When you are on your laptop, this isn't always easy to find.
Brando's illuminated desktop speaker and USB hub combo is entirely powered by your computer's USB port, so it's perfect to have in your laptop bag. What sets it apart from all the other hubs that we've seen is that it looks pretty good. Also, it has a light. If you're the type of user that enjoys using your laptop in darker environments, then you should probably get yourself some kind of portable lighting solution. LED lights work, but they tend to be quite bright. The glow from this hub is perfect. It's quite diffuse and it looks pretty cool. Alternatively, this makes a really nifty night light as well. Just having one plugged into your computer will give off enough light for you not to stumble about. It's got the benefit of not looking too tacky and being quite portable.
This hub has got 3 USB ports and can be hooked up to all iPods and mp3 players, as well as mobile phones thanks to its audio jack. Since it's not very expensive, we don't expect it to be incredible, but it will most probably get the job done if you don't have any other options. We like this little gizmo and we were really surprised to find out that it retailed for $14. It's available through the Brando store.