Great tip! Thanks!
I dont know if you could get those in europe (EU), I'm based in Sweden and ordering from the USA is usually quite expensive, with import taxes.
But, I found out that Neutrik has a nice solution that can work for me, a reversible USB genderbender fitted in a XLR-housing, for panel mounting. And this one I can buy here, so I'll check those out.
Here is more info: http://www.neutrik.com/content/products/detail.aspx?id=210_1953788625&catId=CatMSDE_misc
The idea for the LED sounds nice. I have to try some of that stuff out, even though I'm not a Trekker, I'm more a Star Wars-guy. ;-)