It seems these days a hub is not allowed to be just a hub. It has to be in some fancy shape that shows the world your true interests in life. That or it has to have some other function besides being a hub. Well this one is no exception, not only is it a hub, but it shines a light on anything you happen to choose. If you sometimes feel that light is not adequate whenever you are traveling, this would be one way to solve the issue without resorting to packing a spare spare desk lamp.