It seems that everything charges by USB these days, I guess it saves money because they don't need to include a wall wart. Anyways, I have a pile of different USB wires with proprietary connector for charging my wife toys. Last night I tried charging 2 at the same time but it didn't seem to work. I was using a 4 port hub with an extension wire to my desktop. I also noticed my wireless mouse stopped working. I charged ports on the motherboard and it started working again. Not a good sign as it indicates I was drawing too much power. Is this likely to damage the motherboard or does it have a safety cutoff? I'm looking for recommendations on a USB powered hub, data is not required. Seems lots of options with 6-10 port and 30-60w. It will sit on a nightstand to charge phones, iPad, Kindle, headphones and whatever else needs charging. I think I will get a second to put next to my computer to charge all my devices as well. I want to be small, reliable and most importantly have a removable cable so that I can get one of appropriate length for cable management. I see a few options from Anker (1) (2) for around £30 and one from RAVPower for £16. Does anyone have advice?