So one of my in-the-shower epiphanies this morning was that the plug- or the USB- should actually be in the device. Then I realized its already been done with the Flip video. The Flip video is a compact digital video recorder that is cheaply made but has one endearing quality- its USB connection flips out of the body of the camera. Its that feature that has made the flip a best-seller.
How long until everyone follows the flip's lead (or is it already totally patented)? I, for one, would carry a slightly larger device if I didn't have to carry the burden of the cord that goes along with it.