Crave doesn't usually get excited by USB sticks, regarding them as the technological equivalent of socks -- useful, but not that exciting, even when you make them in funky colours and put cartoon characters on the soles. You can mix them up to make sock-shaped USB sticks and USB-heated socks, but our reaction still ranges from ennui to total indifference. Nevertheless, the Traxdata Yego caught our eye at CES 2007.
The Y-shaped Yego combines a standard USB stick with a two-port USB hub. If you're travelling with a laptop that only has two USB ports, you can plug in the Yego and a mouse and still have enough ports for an iPod and a camera. Or a pair of USB-powered mittens.
It's not exactly sliced bread, or even sticky-backed plastic, but it's a smart solution to an actual problem. Given all the daft USB gadgets we've seen over the last couple of years, it's amazing no-one did this before.
RiTEK makes the Yego in a range of colours and capacities, although so far we've only been promised the 2GB version for the UK. Expect to pay around £20 for your stick-cum-hub. -Mary Lojkine