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September 18, 2002
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Tired of your office mate's irritatingly cute Hello Kitty USB hub? Balance the forces of cuteness with Hubzilla. (Via Macintouch)
posted by nathan_teske (26 comments total)

 
Please keep small children away from Hubzilla, just in case.

heh.
posted by jazon at 1:41 PM on September 18, 2002


So, I assume they have permission to use -zillla right?

You gotta like the cheesy sense of humor, though...

*Charismac claims no responsibility for broken personal or business related property should Hubzilla go on a rampage. As always, a clean and fed Hubzilla results in a happy Hubzilla.

**Please keep small children away from Hubzilla, just in case.

posted by Ufez Jones at 1:41 PM on September 18, 2002


My favorite is the picture of Hubzilla mashing the skyline, with the disclaimer "Not actual size"
posted by nathan_teske at 1:45 PM on September 18, 2002


I'd expect something more than 4 ports on something called "Hubzilla". Like - 20 or 30. Now that is what I'd call a monster hub.
posted by wanderingmind at 1:48 PM on September 18, 2002


Cute!

especially since it's for FIREwire!
posted by evanizer at 1:51 PM on September 18, 2002


This will look great on my desk, right next to my Hello Cthulhu mousepad.
posted by gummi at 1:53 PM on September 18, 2002


Spiffy.

BTW, first the Martial Arts Network thread, now Hello Kitty and Godzilla. Is it Japanese Cheese day here at MeFi?
posted by jonmc at 2:04 PM on September 18, 2002


Gummi, that's wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
posted by SpecialK at 2:16 PM on September 18, 2002


Is it Japanese Cheese day here at MeFi?

Hai!
posted by emmling at 2:17 PM on September 18, 2002


Is it Japanese Cheese day here at MeFi?

I thought it was more like India day this morning.
posted by me3dia at 2:21 PM on September 18, 2002


Btw, Wrong makes it a FilePile post. Yippie! More good votes for me!
posted by SpecialK at 2:26 PM on September 18, 2002


Is it Japanese Cheese day here at MeFi?

No, but it seems to be Utah week.
posted by gottabefunky at 2:40 PM on September 18, 2002


Screw hubs. When can I get a Hello Kitty rack mounted server?
posted by spotmeter at 2:49 PM on September 18, 2002


spotmeter --- if one existed, the blinkenlights would be blinken-kitty-eyes
posted by nathan_teske at 3:14 PM on September 18, 2002


It would definately need all-matching pink wires & cables. MmMm... Kitty...
posted by kimtoxication at 3:28 PM on September 18, 2002


actually I own both. They are pretty cool devices. Hello kitty is more than a hub...its animatronic and moves as well as types mrroring your key strokes.

The firewire hub is slight ly more expensive than a regular firewire hub...but unlikely kitty, does not move at all...just its mouth and eyes glow. What more do you need?
posted by AsiaInsider at 3:42 PM on September 18, 2002


Nice and all, but doesn't quite compare with the fearsome teddyborg, seen here
posted by malphigian at 3:46 PM on September 18, 2002


malphigian: I thought you were talking about one of these.

Resistance is futile when it comes to falling in love with this adorable teddy bear from the Borg Collective!
posted by gottabefunky at 6:56 PM on September 18, 2002


Holy lawsuits Batman! That thing is pretty cool but I think the Hello Kitty would clash a lot more with my Quicksilver Mac...
posted by RevGreg at 7:06 PM on September 18, 2002


Hubzilla includes: Hubzilla. I wonder how much Hubzilla will cost, hopefully his price will be more in line with his capabilities than that little 2 port Hello Kitty thing. Of course, neither goes with my office decor. I need an art deco wall sconce hub. Anyone wanna try their hand at building one?
posted by Dreama at 8:07 PM on September 18, 2002


$74.95 --- there's a preorder page
posted by nathan_teske at 9:23 PM on September 18, 2002


I heard that there's a new Nimbus 2000 FireWire hub coming out as well. It vibrates when data passes through it... I'll see if I can find any reviews on Amazon.
posted by danherwig at 6:23 AM on September 19, 2002


I'm a bit ashamed about how much time I spent on the first link. What is it about the serene pinkness that draws me?
posted by redsparkler at 4:55 PM on September 19, 2002


While I don't have any experience with their hardware, I can say first hand that Charismac's Discribe is about the most horrible piece of software I've ever used. It came with my first CD burner, the Sony Spressa, which is pretty horrible in its own right. Mac users: avoid these products at all costs.
posted by sklero at 5:14 PM on September 19, 2002


It came with my first CD burner, the Sony Spressa, which is pretty horrible in its own right. Mac users: avoid these products at all costs.

I would highly recommend Yamaha CD writers as I've owned several over the years (two SCSI and one Firewire) and I have been completely satisfied with them. As for burning on a Mac - Toast. Always been the best, still is. The OS X disc burning capabilities are nice for quick on-the-fly stuff but when you absolutely, positively need to control the process - Toast.
posted by RevGreg at 5:22 PM on September 19, 2002


RevGreg: Word. I've been using Toast for the last couple of years and it's been a rock. And I recently ditched that Spressa turd and got a Firewire burner made by APS Tech. It's awesome, except for the fact that when it spins up, it sounds like it's about to fly out the window.
posted by sklero at 5:32 PM on September 19, 2002


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