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So far, so good
on 8 February 2017
This unit looks to be quite sturdily built, compared to some I've used. The supplied USB cable feels heavy-duty as well. I particularly need a powered hub because some of the devices I connect are too thirsty for bus power. The supplied power adapter and cable seem solid. One reviewer complained that the hub power supply was not of the advertised voltage, which is big deal if you want to use the hub with your own transformer, or in some other piece of equipment. I can confirm that my power supply is 12V as advertised -- or, at least, has 12V written on it. I haven't checked it with a voltmeter, but I'm happy to if somebody really needs to know.
I like the way this hub only has one lamp on it. Increasingly these things are like little Christmas trees, which is distracting, and a (minor) waste of electricity.
I'm using the hub with a Lenovo laptop, running Fedora Linux. So far, everything I have plugged into it has worked.
The supplied USB is exactly the right length for my application. This suits me, because I don't like a tangle of cables on the desk. However, I accept that it is short, compared to most common USB cables.