Retro is back in a big way, though Christmas always seems to bring out a rash of all things nostalgic. While it's great to see new twists on Rubiks Cubes, they're just not as good - or as robust - as the originals.

Far more useful are items like the Cassette Tape USB Hub. It looks old but has a modern and practical purpose: it's a 4-port USB hub. If there's one thing PCs and laptops don't come with, it's sufficient USB ports, so this £13 device will help ease the load should you find yourself needing to plug in a printer, a scanner, a camera and mice all at once.

The Cassette Tape USB Hub costs £12.95 at Boys Stuff.

Cassette Tape USB Hub