Other Powered USB hubs
You might also take a look at something like the LOGIK L4THUB10 4-port Powered USB Hub (top right), which again offers a separate port for bulky USB connectors on the top. This might be used for something like a wireless dongle, a tricky to insert USB flash stick, or perhaps a novelty USB device.
As is standard with USB 2.0 devices, the LOGIK device transfers data at a rate of 480Mbps for USB 2.0 devices and 12Mbps for USB 1.1 devices.
Another 7 port device (bottom right), meanwhile, is available from Amazon which marries the flexibility of a multi-port device with a handy bracket to let you position the device on one end, on its side or however you might please. This powered USB hub comes equipped with a power cable and USB A to USB B connector, and in terms of flexibility and portability combined, this is a great choice.
As is always the case with any new electrical equipment, remember to check compatibility before you purchase, as well as the plugs and external cabling before use, and disconnect any powered USB device from the PC to save electricity when you’re not using it!