Keyspan has announced its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 four-port hub.

The hubs are available now in the US and cost $59. UK pricing has not yet been announced by the company's UK distributor, AM Micro.

The powered hubs are backward compatible. However, until Apple furnishes system-level support for USB 2.0, data rates for Mac users remain at the USB 1.1 specification.

Keyspan president Mike Ridenhour claims "The range of USB 2.0 devices is growing rapidly. With so many USB 2.0 hard drives, scanners, CD-RWs and other peripherals on the market, more users need to add USB 2.0 ports."