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Handy USB 3.0 4 port hub
on 4 April 2014
If you're looking to be able to charge USB gadgets up, use pen drives, run powered external disc drives, power portable speakers. . .all at the same time, you need one of these hubs.
In the box you get-
- The four port hub
- A 1 meter long usb 3.0 cable
- A 1 meter long USB to DC power cable
- Instruction booklet
EasyAcc also provide a 12 month warranty and good technical support.
This is a simple plug and play item. No external power needed, drivers to install, no set up. But. . . you can use an external power supply to ensure there is no loss of functionality if you've got the hub fully loaded with stuff! Very handy indeed.
All four ports in this hub are USB 3.0 enabled. They are able to run the newest version of USB 3.0 which is upto ten times faster than USB 2.0 at transferring data and pretty quick in use!
I swear by 3.0 nowadays. But you of course do need to plug it into a 3.0 port on your pc. So make sure it's the correct one.
Usb 3.0 is usually identified by being coloured blue.
The unit is very light at around 75g and small at 4 inches long and very portable. It is made from durable plastic and has a great build quality, looks the business too!
The four ports are stacked providing plenty of space when in use. All ports are the blue colour identifying usb 3.0.
Don't let the 3.0 bit put you off as you can 'still' use your now snail pace 2.0 ports as I do on older pc's :)
In use -
It's spot on! I've used it on pc's running Vista and the madness that is Windows 8. I've ran powered external disc drives, portable speakers, my Galaxy Note 2, pen drives and charged a portable battery unit through it. It gets luke warm but not hot. There is no sluggish data transfer at all. The ports are a nice sturdy fit too. There's no jiggle in your connections with this! There's a blue power indicator light too.
Also. . .this hub acts as a power surge protector for your connected devices.
Being USB 3.0 it's pretty much future proofed too.
This hub was kindly provided by the manufacturer for me to test and review.