There's nothing more annoying than having to reach on the back of your iMac to connect an USB cable or plug in a thumb drive. Is the connection upside down or the other way around? It only gets worse if you have a tower enclosure hiding under your desk or even behind it (it can feel like trying to unclasp a bra in the dark). The solution is an external USB hub
, and since we're part of Apartment Therapy, you know our recommendations have to be stylish ones...
The Space Bar
This is a simple, elegantly designed desk accessory that minimizes clutter while maintaining a great look and providing 4 additional USB plugs on the front of your monitor for your convenience. It looks sturdy enough but no idea if it will be able to fully support a heavy 27" iMac or monitor without sagging.
Aphrodite USB Hub
We first spotted this incredible good-looking hub, on Gregory's "My Tech Top 10"
. We love the decorative factor and the affordability in price ($36). This mini sculpture will bring elegance and class to any workspace. Featuring 4 ports at the base, it surely puts the ports where they should be. Made of high quality ceramic with anti slip base.
Macally 7 Port USB Hub
If you need to expand your limited USB input capability from your original computer, this 7 port may be the solution for you. We love the slim profile and choice of color, so it will blend around your desk, instead of "pop" out of place. It has an LED indicator and the AC power adapter is included.
LapTuk Pro comes with 2 compartments, you can tuck in your laptop on top, keyboard or ipad, Wacom in the bottom. It also provides a much needed 4 ports USB2.0 hub complete with an adapter. We love that displays a great elegant design, the matching aluminum color and that it is a very sturdy support.