[EDIT nov 24/2014] – the beast is dead… fried somehow, but was great for a year and a half. Onto a USB 3.0 one ;)
I suppose that most are fine without it… but around here, at least, USB hubs follow the same laws that govern hard drives and power strips – “build it and you will fill” – I’m hoping this one will last me awhile:
(From amazon, with a link that will presumably die someday soon…)
It’s amazing how many little USB devices I’ve started to collect and use on an ongoing basis… a raspberry PI, beaglebone (a RP-like little computer), software defined radio, keyboard, mouse, headset, etc., the list goes on.