Marathon Computer has announced the RePorter, a new port replicator for Mac desktops. The RePorter is a compact extension, through a single cable, of the FireWire, USB and audio ports usually located on the backplane of a desktop Macintosh. “Rather than add size or mass to the design so that it will stay put on your desk, Marathon has chosen a more elegant approach. The design of the RePorter begs to be picked up and cradled in your hand. It doesn’t have any fixed ‘up’ or ‘down’ orientation. You don’t have to steady the box on your desk while you plug into it, and you don’t have cables trying to torque the box off of its feet.” You can pre-order the RePorter now for US$99. It is expected to ship by the end of this summer.