Vampire power has long been addressed in power strips with the addition of individual kill switches per outlet, but what about those powered USB ports? The BSH4A02 4-port USB hub from Buffalo features a power switch per port, ostensibly letting you disable select USB devices while saving power and preventing ports from being fried during start up. Each switch features an LED light to indicate power and the hub itself is available in 4 colors. No word on a US release date, but expect it to go on sale in Japan this October for $40.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."