Magnetic USB Hub: Are Magnets and Tech Like Oil and Vinegar?

Magnetic USB Hub: Are Magnets and Tech Like Oil and Vinegar?

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Taryn Williford
Oct 6, 2008

We've always known not to mix magnets and stored data. True story: After a long night out in Las Vegas, we returned to our hotel room unknowingly with a disabled key, all because of our tripmate's idea to store the keycard in his magnetic money clip. Bad night. So no surprise that this magnetic USB hub, which tacks onto a metal surface for convenient access, gives us pause...

This 4-port USB hub is available here for $13.99. Pick one up if you're feeling dangerous. Otherwise, we'll pass. You know, because we like to not lose important files.

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