USB Egg from Evergreen Consolidates Three Functions in One

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Here's yet another USB device to clutter up your desktop, but this one from Evergreen attempts to consolidate numerous functions into its whimsical egg-shaped design. It's a pair of speakers, a card reader and a USB 2.0 hub, giving you not-exactly-rocking tunes with 2 watts per channel, a card reader that can handle SD, CompactFlash and Media Stick, and then a USB hub with two ports.

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Doesn't a product need to have more than two USB ports to be called a "hub?" Perhaps it should be called a "twofer." Anyway, the USB Egg is available in Japan, and there's no word whether we'll see it stateside. Looks like fun if you're obsessed with eggs or perhaps concerned about fertility.

Speaker, Card Reader, HUB USB2 Egg [Akihabara News]

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Mmmm, a 3-format card reader, 2port USB "hub", and 2-watt down-firing speakers.

Jack of all trades...and master of none.