In the age of tiny, efficient Thunderbolt and Lightning ports, stuffing a full-sized USB plug into a Mac now seems so very very old fashioned. Still, USB is still the oversized and awkward norm, and stuff them into our Macs we must.
Which is where Satechi’s “Premium 4-Port Aluminum USB 2.0 Hub” comes in.
The non-powered hub gives you four ports, angled up for easy access. The styling is clearly inspired by Apple’s Magic Trackpad and aluminum keyboards, but is raked more steeply and also — inexplicably — includes a copy of the Apple devices’ battery port cover.
Still, if you’re going to plug a zillion (or, more accurately, four) USB gadgets into one USB port, then there are far uglier ways to do it. And this one costs $28. That isn’t cheap, but I guess this thing will last. At least until a USB 3.0 version becomes available, anyway.