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    I am using a xenarc core-duo pc, unfortunately I will need to use usb wifi, 3g modem & gps. I can simply run a usb hub, but devices are likely to vibrate, fall out, gather dust. and heat, those usb dongles run hot!

    I was thinking of getting a small extruded case eg: to fit about 3 or 4 usb devices, within a neat package that I could bolt down. perhaps a hdd cooler enclosure might work? I have a usb 'squid' hub that I could feed into the enclosure.

    Has anyone done this successfully? what do you have to do to cool the devices? some people have suggested I would need to open up the individual usb dongles and put adhesive heat sinks on their chips. Any suggestions on how I could interface them with the walls of the case for heat transfer?

    Any advice would be most appreciated,