The LaCie Huby designer mustÃƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã¢â€ž¢ve been inspired by Medusa’s hairstyle. Instead of snakes growing out of its head, The Huby has four USB ports, two FireWire ports, a light and fan. LaCieÃƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã¢â€ž¢s brought in Ora-Ito to work on the Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…futuristic design.Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã‚Ãƒâ€šÃ‚
Hubs should simplify userÃƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã¢â€ž¢s workspace, and stay out of the way, not try to become a focal point. I canÃƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã¢â€ž¢t imagine how hideous this thing will look on a desk with 6 cables plugged in, some extension cables running to your devices, plus some cables running from it to your notebook.
Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã‚Even something as simple as a hub can be viewed as a design object. LaCie HubyÃƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã¢â€ž¢s unique shape sets it apart from any other hub on the market,Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã‚Ãƒâ€šÃ‚says Alexis Kobassian, LaCie Product Manager. Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…It serves a function, but we also hope it sparks conversation about technology and design.Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã‚Ãƒâ€šÃ‚
The Lacie Huby will sell for $79.99 later this month.