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Are there ANY USB-C 'splitters' (hubs with multiple USB-C ports) in existence?

Belkin is selling a product (USB-C 4-Port Mini Hub) which meets your requirements: Input: USB-C Output: 2 x USB-C 2 x USB-A Additional info: 5Gbps Data Transfer Speeds (shared) Powered through ...
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Cheap USB 3.0 hub

I would recommend the Anker 10-port USB hub. It's a little bit on the expensive side, as it is normally listed for just under $80, but there is a sale on Amazon that has it listed for $33. Here are ...
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Simple-to-use API-controllable LED light(s)?

I have a BlinkStick Square. They have a large variety of products (including an enclosure for my Square that I just noticed). The Square has 8 LEDs and each are addressable individually. The Square ...
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Portable micro PC computer on USB stick

I think the best answer to your question is the Intel Compute Stick. To answer your feature requests: It is small-scale being in principle a HMDI stick (~100x27x13mm) It has a processor that is good ...
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USB "hub" with many inputs

I think you are probably using the wrong terms here. You seem to want basically a USB extension, cables, but with the ends that look nice. What you may be looking for would be something like a USB ...
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Are there ANY USB-C 'splitters' (hubs with multiple USB-C ports) in existence?

I suppose you mean an USB 3.1 hub with USB-C on both ends. Because the USB standard does not support splitters. It always needs a hub. USB charging/power cables are the exception. Also USB-C refers ...
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Charging a smartphone on a bicycle

I recommend Siva Cycle's "The Atom". This product mounts to the rear wheel. Siva has good instructions on how to install it. Using this, it can charge constantly via USB. I use it to charge my HTC ...
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Portable micro PC computer on USB stick

You might of heard of it, but the Intel Compute Stick is a very small PC running an Intel Atom processor (Atom Z3735F). The standard model has 32GB of flash storage and though it costs $150, it comes ...
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Recommendation for low-power, cheap, USB-capable hardware to run Linux

The classic device for low-power Linux usage is the Raspberry Pi. Either the model 1 B+ or the model 2 B will meet your needs: 4 USB ports, can run headless just fine, is about the size of a deck of ...
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External fan for over-heating laptop

First of all, a small disclaimer. Bear in mind that whatever external fans you may feasibly buy and install will provide much less efficient cooling than an internal one, mostly due to proximity and ...
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Are there ANY USB-C 'splitters' (hubs with multiple USB-C ports) in existence?

Just because this thread is one of the top google search results for USB-C 3.1 (and USB-C 3.1 gen 2) splitters/hubs and Thunderbolt hubs I want to provide some products that I had to search for for a ...
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USB headset with good headphone quality and comfort?

I recently bought the Logitech G930 ($100) headset for gaming and music and I can honestly say it's the best headset I've ever used. Circumaural and fits to ear shape (it isn't circular like most ...
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External fan for over-heating laptop

although the answer from @JuanCarlosCoto was already accepted, I still must disagree on one point ..Bear in mind that whatever external fans you may feasibly buy and install will provide much ...
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USB switch for one device connected to two systems

I have never used this, and I have never heard of this brand. However, this came up as one of the first results via a quick search on Google, so here it is: The IOGEAR GUS402, a USB 2.0 switch for ...
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USB "hub" with many inputs

There are zero products of your specification. I suggest that you purchase multiple extension cables and group them together and simply use them. I dont think you will ever reach out to the rear end ...
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Encrypted flashdrive

Kingston has a few excellent encrypted flash drive solutions. Their flash drives are always high-quality and are known for their reliability. Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 Their basic ...
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USB headset with good headphone quality and comfort?

I'm going to recommend the baby brother of Adam's answer: the Logitech G430. Regular price is around $75. It fits over the entire ear (and isn't circular). I can wear it for hours at a time with no ...
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Portable micro PC computer on USB stick

I agree with Firepower and SEJPM that the Intel Compute Stick is the route to go for around $150 but if you are looking for a cheaper version of that, the MeeGoPad T02 is a great alternative for $79 (...
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With what type of device could I power off/on another USB device programmatically?

There are essentially two options: A USB hub with power control, such as this one, which was designed for this purpose. It seems like some other USB hubs can do this too, check this question over at ...
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USB Type-C adapters?

One of my go-to brands for cables and adapters is Anker and they make a USB-C to HDMI adapter that has some really strong reviews: Anker Premium USB-C Hub with HDMI and Power Delivery It's best to ...
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USB headset with good headphone quality and comfort?

I have a Logitech G930 headset, which I am quite happy with. On the plus side: Good quality speakers Good quality microphone Good wireless range Microphone mute button on the headset Microphone ...
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USB headset with good headphone quality and comfort?

You might consider just adding a microphone to your setup (i.e. "convert" your headphones to a headset), like this lapel microphone from Zalman. That's what I've bought to use with my Sennheiser HD558'...
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Powered USB3 hub

If a good USB Hub with more than 4 ports is what you are looking for then you should check out Anker USB Hubs like this one https://www.anker.com/products/A7513141 It's a 7 port Aluminum hub, USB 3....
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Docking station with new Interfaces?

Due to the fact that this is novelty on the market, it would be not that easy to find exacly what you want but Elgato Thunderbolt Dock is relatively close. We can expect that they will release similar ...
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USB dock that presents COM/Parallel port as physical ports

This cannot exist. If it's connected via USB, then it's connected via USB, no matter what it looks like and only software could provide the illusion of a "physical port". Actually, I think I missed ...
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USB for Linux BootUSB drive

Sandisk Extreme is a good mix of budget and speed. smaller size is better performance on these devices Sandisk Extreme USB Benchmark Links Like This are fairly reliable sources for your consumer ...
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Bluetooth headset with USB/3.5mm connection

I've been using a Plantronics Savi 700 Series for the past few years. (source: plantronics.com) It: Is way over budget at $400. I got this as a gift through a fortunate series of events. I'm ...
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Cheap USB drive bay with headphone output

It looks like your case has standard front-panel audio. If that's correct, it makes finding compatible front-panel bays much easier. The cheapest 5.25" bay I've been able to find is this $40 bay ...
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Are there ANY USB-C 'splitters' (hubs with multiple USB-C ports) in existence?

The answer would be no, there are no USB-C splitters in existence. Neither are there any USB-(insert connector style here) splitters. USB cannot be split per se, but hubs can be used to connect ...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

I've had good luck with MiniDSP products for this. For example: https://www.minidsp.com/products/usb-audio-interface/mchstreamer
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