Even a Simple USB Hub Requires Meticulous PlanningS

It's easy to not appreciate the engineering that goes into the most simple of devices, like this Art Lebedev Spectrus USB hub. A few ports, a few rainbow stickers—easy, right? Err...wrong.

Even a Simple USB Hub Requires Meticulous PlanningS

Even a Simple USB Hub Requires Meticulous PlanningS

Even a Simple USB Hub Requires Meticulous PlanningS

Even a Simple USB Hub Requires Meticulous PlanningS

Even a Simple USB Hub Requires Meticulous PlanningS

Even a Simple USB Hub Requires Meticulous PlanningS

Even a Simple USB Hub Requires Meticulous PlanningS

Granted, Art Lebedev was trying to design a USB hub with a somewhat high concept—to resemble a prism. And granted, Art Lebedev isn't known for making things simple.

But still, that gallery of sketches and CGI makes my brain want to down a carton of Ben and Jerry's before curling up under a cold shower and weeping itself to sleep. [Art Lebedev via Craziest Gadgets]