If you have to have a memory card reader or USB hub hooked up to your computer, there’s no reason it needs to be ugly. These new devices from Hong Kong’s Podera blend utility with a clean, contemporary design aesthetic.
For starters, there the 4-port Podera Luxe USB hub. The simple and elegantly designed hub looks great sitting on your desktop, and provides easy access to all your UDB devices. All ports are full USB 2.0 High-Speed compliant, and the hub doesn’t require a supplemental power supply.
Then there’s the matching Luxe memory card reader. This pint-sized box provides easy connectivity to MemoryStick, SD, or MMC-sized memory cards all through a single opening.
Both the Luxe USB hub and memory card reader come in a variety of bright color accents as well as white. I haven’t been able to find a U.S. retail outlet for the Podera line yet, but it looks like Ryde Products is the North American distributor if you’re looking for more information.