Sometimes the simplest hacks are the most useful: If you've got a laptop with limited USB ports and you're in the market for something small and handy to let you charge a device over USB, then this is for you. All it takes is a male-male VGA adapter, a spare USB socket and some accurate soldering: it's all in the Instructable. Neat. [Instructables]
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Neat but there are tiny hubs that do this w/o the possibility of me frying my chipset.