Last week I found myself in need of a USB toggle switch. Such a device would allow me to toggle the power on a USB device without having to unplug it. It is true – I suffer from a disorder that requires me to construct a USB switch rather than simply unplug my devices.
This simple device uses a USB extension cord and a slide switch connected to the +5V power line (the red wire). If you happen to have a device [such as an external video card] that requires to be reset every few days, simply toggle the switch when a reset is needed.
Now that I think about it, an “momentary off” switch would have been even better. Maybe I should think about the market here….