Power Strip-like USB Hub

A power strip-like USB hub with four ports than can be turned on or off individually? That, and another version with seven ports, is what Japanese accessory maker Elecom announced [JP] today.

The power strip USB hub can also be attached to a magnetic surface (see picture below). It also comes with a bunch of stickers (in English) to help you identify which USB port is powering which device.

It’s already on sale in Japan (in black and silver), but specialized online store Geek Stuff 4 U is offering it to everyone living outside Japan for $40.70 (the version with seven ports (AC) costs $106.15).