Power Brick Meets USB Hub: From Lenovo

Lenovo Power Hub

Road warriors will soon be cheering world-wide as word spreads about the new Lenovo Power Hub. This product is so simple that it’s amazing no one has produced one before now. Take a laptop power brick, and add four USB ports to it without making it much bigger. That’s the Power Hub.

Mobile professionals love to perform multiple uses with one gadget to lighten the load on trips so this is a natural fit. The Power Hub connects to the wall outlet for power and the laptop by USB and accepts up to four devices for charging. Now you can have your iPad, smartphone and two other gadgets charging away. The Power Hub is available now from Lenovo for $74.99. Note that one of the USB ports is capable of charging a device even without the laptop being connected.

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