LaCie has unveiled an update to its Ora-Ito Hub.

Featuring a glossy white polycarbonate finish and flexible cables, the re-designed Hub now features a completely round base to allow it to wobble back and forth.

Also announced is the new LaCie USB-only Hub that includes seven USB 2.0 ports for easily connecting a variety of external peripherals.

"When we announced the original USB and FireWire Hub last November, we knew the design would be very popular", said Jim Nirman, LaCie Sales Manager.

"Since its original inception, the Hub has won a number design awards including the French 'Janus of the industry 2007' and the '2008 Design Observer Award.' LaCie is very proud of this product's accomplishments and has spent time with Ora-Ïto to refine the design to make it better."

The LaCie USB Hub works with Mac OS, Windows and Linux, allowing users to connect up to seven devices simultaneously. Glowing LEDs indicate when a device is plugged in, with a different colour for each port.

The newly redesigned LaCie Hub is available worldwide for £54.99 for the USB-only version or £59.99 for the USB and FireWire version.