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Build Your Own Customized USB-C Hub With 'Cusby' Blocks

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If you've ever used electronics, chances are you've asked one simple question a hundred times: "Will my cable fit?" For whatever reason, electronics manufacturers decided that cables needed to come in all shapes and sizes, and there's no better example of this than the USB cable. It may sound simple... until you realize that there are no less than four different models to choose from. If they all do the same thing, why not have one cable that fits everything?

That's the thinking behind USB-C — and if everything goes according to plan, it'll be the only cable you'll ever need. It's a big step forward, but there's one problem: a lot of products on the market today don't give you much space for utilizing it. In fact, many USB-C enabled computers offer up just a single port — most of the time, that's just not enough.

And while it's true that most USB-C hubs aren't all that expensive, they're not exactly flexible... unless you've got something like Cusby, that is.

Instead of locking down how many ports a USB hub has, Cusby is a customizable USB-C hub. If you need three ports, you've got it. Want four? Just add another unit on. It's that simple — and a perfect example of a "why didn't I think of that" idea.

Cusby doesn't stop at USB-C, either: not only does it act as a customizable hub, it's got adapters for just about everything built right into it. HDMI-HD cables and USB-A adapters also work with Cusby, meaning that almost ever connection is covered.

As of this writing, the Cusby Indiegogo campaign is sitting at just over $1,600, with more than a month left to go. Considering that the campaign is asking for a (relatively) small amount, it looks like Cusby is on track to hit its funding goals. Grabbing one of the hubs early won't cost you an arm and a leg, either: the basic set of connectors is only $40.

If you're interested in picking up one of the Cusby sets for yourself, just head on over to the offical Indiegogo campaign page.

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