i received a lot of feedback after my recent knog blinder review about the awkwardness of plugging certain usb-powered accessories into your desktop or laptop usb ports. the way i got round it was by getting a usb extender, which saves a lot of hassle with having to plug anything into the back on the computer. they are usually pretty cheap, so i thought i'd have a look and see if there are any nice ones out there.
lacie's flat cable range come in seven different interfaces, colour coded so you know which is which. as they are flat, they are easy to coil and roll up, and shouldn't get tangled up with other wires. and at less than £10 each, they are great value!