Keyspan has begun shipping its new, cross-platform, 4-port USB hub, costing £34.99.

The product comes with a five year warranty and is available in a choice of six colours - all the iMac flavours and Graphite. The hub is extremely stable. The manufacturers claim to have experienced only a 0.2 per cent failure rate, or about one in five hundred.

The USB hubs support dual power modes as they can be used either as a "bus powered hub" – drawing power from the USB connection – or as a "self-powered hub" – taking power from a wall socket.

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