I am in need of a product that I am virtually sure exists.Â I can’t, for the life of me, seem to find a place that sells this product — although I suspect that’s just a difficulty with putting my thoughts into search terms.Â I also am even having a difficulty envisioning what it might look like.Â So I ask for your help.Â I need some way to easily keep all of my different USB cables (iPod, Palm, phone, camera, video camera, et al) as easily accessible and not-ugly as possible.Â Requirements:
- A hub, or at least some way to not have to reach around my tower to get the right cable plugged in.Â I only have six USB ports, and including my keyboard, mouse, and printer, I have far more devices, so there currently ends up being a lot of juggling.
- Some sort of cable hiding solution.Â Cable ugliness is the number one cause of premature death, followed closely by the goddamn Nihilanth.
- The cables should be easy to remove, so that I don’t have to spend fifteen minutes pulling one out just to bring it to a friend’s house.
Just a simple USB hub that I can plug things into solves the biggest part of the problem: the pain of juggling.Â But I still have to keep the cables neatly tucked away in a little bin next to the desk.Â Is there a better solution that I’m missing?Â I can’t be the only person with this problem.