PiHub A powered USB hub for your Raspberry Pi

By on September 21, 2019

first_imgEven though the Raspberry Pi (Model B) provides a good bit of power for just $35, it is lacking in the most basic department of USB slots. The Model B comes with two, but that’s just enough for a keyboard and mouse. If you’re efficient and get a a keyboard with a USB passthrough, you usually end up using the other USB slot for a wireless d0ngle or a RasPi-compatible USB hub. Not all USB hubs work well with the Raspberry Pi, but now Pimoroni — maker of the gorgeous Pibow case and PiGlow LED array — has created the PiHub, a powered USB hub specific to the Raspberry Pi.Along with the RasPi logo case, the PiHub is a USB 2.0 hub that not only provides four (much needed) extra USB ports for your Pi, but can also power hard drives and charge mobile phones. If there is no power brick, it can run from bus power, and the case won’t disrupt your tastefully appointed setup since it matches Pibow’s colorful designs. So far, there are only UK and EU versions — as well as a standalone version — though Pimoroni does promise a US version soon. Pimoroni also donates 10% of every purchase to the Raspberry Pi Foundation.The one gripe some of us might have with the PiHub is that the more stuff you attach to the RasPi, the less tiny the computer becomes. Aside from the very low price, the size has always been the RasPi’s other draw. However, it shouldn’t be too difficult to attach the PiHub to your VESA-mounted Raspberry Pi, thus getting it up off your desk and onto the back of a display.The standalone version will run for around $22, while the version that comes with the 3000mA power supply will run for around $31. If you need a USB hub for your RasPi and wanted to stay in the cutesy, plastic, made-specifically-for-Pi theme, the PiHub looks like a fine purchase. If you’re in the US, you’ll have to wait until Pimoroni can get around to you.last_img read more

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Kofi Kingston will be replacing Mustafa Ali at Elimination Chamber this Sunday

By on September 19, 2019

first_img During last night’s Smackdown Live, Mustafa Ali revealed in a video message (above) that he has not been medically cleared for Elimination Chamber this Sunday by WWE.As reported earlier, Ali was believed to have suffered a concussion recently, along with suffering a swollen eye during a match with Randy Orton last week.Kofi Kingston will now be replacing Ali this Sunday at Elimination Chamber in the WWE Championship match featuring Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Randy Orton and Samoe Joe. Kingston took part in a Gauntlet match last night on Smackdown Live and was revealed as Ali’s replacement, as noted in Roy Nemer’s live Smackdown recap. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Impact World Champion Brian Cage undergoing stem cell treatment for injured back Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Google+ WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury last_img read more

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