Saturday, 18 September 2010

Fat Firestarter

I'd previously blogged about the AppFire Firestater and got a comment about it being a tad bulky and its size would mean it would block devices from being able to be plugged into the neighbouring USB port.

It is bulky, it does block access to the neighbouring USB port and I was fine with swapping USB devices for a while, but I use AppFire Firestarter so often that it was becoming a pain to keep having to shut everything down on Firestarter to unplug it so I could use another device.

A quick rummage around my box of cables (all geeks have boxes of cables, right?) and I found this:

a very short USB extension cable which means I can plug in multiple USB devices and is still small enough for me to take my Firestarter everywhere.

Not the most exciting blogpost I know, but shows there are ways around Firestarter's slightly chubby form factor if you need to run multiple USB devices side by side.

I don't know where I got the cable from (would have been bundled with some other USB device I purchased), but if you don't have one then you can buy them separately for around £1.

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