updated 12:05 pm EST, Thu November 30, 2006
LaCie debuts Huby
LaCie today unveiled its Huby combination FireWire and USB hub created exclusively for the company by French designer Ora-Ďto. The new device features a round shape and a glossy white polycarbonate finish with eight flexible cables protruding from the base. The hub features eight glowing LEDs in white, violet, green, red, yellow, orange, blue, and pink. Two FireWire ports and four USB ports provide connectivity for both mediums alongside one upstream port for each technology. The unit is available for pre-order for $80, and includes a USB fan as well as a small USB light. It also ships with two USB 2.0 cables (type B male-type A male); one USB 2.0 cable (type A male-type mini B male); two USB 2.0 cables (type A male-type A female); two FireWire 6-to-6 pin (male–male); one FireWire 4-to-6 pin (male–male); a USB extension cable; a FireWire extension cable; and external power supply.