When it comes to USB hubs, most of us are used to those paraphernalia of wires jutting out from some mundanely constructed plastic or metallic block. However, the Japanese have contributed to the aesthetic side of this whole electronic scope, with their Hacoa USB Hub House. The hub is crafted from wood, which incidentally is the traditional building material used for various vernacular Japanese structures like temples. But, in this case, the style of the Hub House replicates the minimalism of Scandinavian row housing. This fusion of different ‘architectural’ styles does endow that novelty essence to the Hacoa USB Hub House.
Coming to its usability features, the classy Hacoa comprises of three USB slots with both USB 2.0 and 1.1 (with speeds of up to 480 Mbps). The hubs are also commercially available in three types of wood including – maple, walnut or purpleheart. These variant types exhibit different finishes (all polished with oil), which in turn can be used to match with your room decor. Moreover, the solidity and the linear shape of the Hacoa USB Hub House allows it to be placed even sideways, thus improving upon the adjustability credentials, in case your surface space is stretched.
Dimensions: 52 x 44 x 116 mm (2 x 1.7 x 4.6 inches)