We've never pulled out the wrong cord on accident, but we can certainly sympathize with those of you who have. We can't imagine how incredibly frustrating it must be to lose information and have to start over because you made a simple mistake.
Due to the fact that we're so sympathetic to that situation is why we enjoy offering up new designs of USB Hubs. They make such a great addition to any office and can be extremely helpful to multi-taskers. The Smart &bull E USB Hub goes an extra mile to help out and ensure that you don't unplug the wrong cord.
The dog bone shape helps to keep cords separate to make sure there is no confusion. Even better than the cords being separated? A light will come on indicating what type of item is plugged in (when your mouse is plugged in, there will be a small picture of a mouse to eliminate confusion). Also, the USB Hub indicates the battery life on the items that run off batteries.
The Smart &bull E USB Hub is obviously still in concept form, but we could see this being practical in the real world.
[via Yanko Design]