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5.0 out of 5 stars My Experience So Far, 30 May 2013
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This review is from: Anker USB 3.0 7-Port Hub + 1 Charging Port, with 12V 4A Power Adapter and 4-foot USB 3.0 Cable (Personal Computers)
Hi, I bought this to go with my new iMac 27inch which only has 4 usb3 sockets and I definitely needed more . This unit has 7 ports plus a charging port which I haven't actually used yet though I'll give it a try with my iPad3. It doesn't matter how good it looks, which it does, as soon as you load it up with leads it looks a bit untidy. I've seen reviews where people say there should be some rubber pads on the bottom to help stop it from sliding around, no way, you'd need a heavy weight on top of it to do that. One way around that was to push it down behind the back of my desk where it can't be seen.

How does it perform? Absolutely fine, as it should, it not the cheapest hub you can get but as soon as you plug in devices they're recognised. What's the back up from Anker like? I had a couple of concerns and emailed them. Anker came straight back to me, one concern was something that was not a problem at all, just me be being new to Mac OS and Finder. The other was that my USB Superdrive wouldn't work, a message came up saying 'There wasn't enough power to operate it". Again Anker came up trumps referring me to an Apple 'edict' stating that Superdrive's must be plugged in directly directly to the Mac and not through a hub.

All in all I'm very happy with the hub and would recommend it to others looking for a reliable hub and who also want the reassurance that if they have any concerns they will get support from the manufacturer.

As an aside, I'm off shortly to stay on an island for a few days where it will not be possible to charge up my iPhone, which lasts about a day between charges. So, following my experience with the USB Hub, I went through Amazon and purchased an Anker Astro E4 External battery which arrived yesterday and will be put to the test. I will review it when I get back
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Initial post: 16 Jun 2014 10:58:51 BDT
I. Bell says:
Something wrong here - the item is described as a 4 port hub but the review is clearly for a 7 port hub.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2014 11:44:25 BDT
Mike T says:
Hi, when I reviewed the product it was for the 7 port version. When I was looking for the hub prior to purchase I noticed that the 4 and 7 port versions were being reviewed together. Anyway, I can say that it is working with no problems at all. Still highly recommend it.

Posted on 17 Aug 2015 13:40:16 BDT
Brian H says:
Well it's certainly of no use to me if it doesn't work with a Superdrive! Thanks for the warning!

Posted on 23 Aug 2015 19:49:10 BDT
Barrie says:
Fix it down with Velcro.
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