belkin-home-base

The newly announced Belkin Home Base looks like it could be useful sitting on my desk, connecting me with my external harddrive, my various thumb drives, and a USB mouse. My only gripe is that the 4 USB ports are stacked in such a way that you can only fit the slimmest of USB devices together in there. I think the ports should have been vertical and positioned side by side. It’s a nice idea, but I’m having trouble justifying the $129 price point for what is basically a USB hub. Tell me what’s the real deal in the comments.