- Instantly Add Four USB 2.0 Ports to Any Compatible Device.
- Easy Setup, Plug-n-Play, Hot Swappable, Hot Plug-gable.
- Gain Four Downstream Ports Which Offer High-Speed (480 Mbps), Full-Speed (12 Mbps), And Low-Speed (1.5 Mbps).
- Elegant Design Has Been Configured To Be As Thin As Possible Making Sure Not To Take Up Precious Work Space or As You Travel.
- Backwards Compatible With 1.1 Devices and Hosts.
Portable Travel Friendly Design
Elegant Design Has Been Configured To Be As Thin As Possible Making Sure Not To Take Up Precious Work Space.
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I was amazed at the quality of this unit, (and I'm a gadget freak). It has solid USB connections. Nothing loose and cheesy about it. I attached it to the face of my tower PC with mounting tape. Looks and functions very solid. I'm an amateur photographer and am constantly disconnecting one-to use it for something else. Having this has saved me a great deal of frustration. I can even leave the cables plugged into the hub and just power off the L.E.D. power switches, so now I don't need to hunt for cables. I'm using it full time now for a month and have had no problems whatsoever. I'm VERY glad I got over some of the "if'y" reviews and bought this.
Easy to use. Voila!Helped me prove Maritime Admiralty Law and the U-Verse of: KNOW_This port helped me close a massive energy hole that proved my work and that Eye Am not Satoshi Nakamoto, but The Destroyer of the False Realm.Amazing what can be done with a $7.99 device that is humbly and gently accessed via the Amazon of my neural network and the incredible people who proved WITH me what Crystalline Baby Halo technology is and why dark matter particle resistance was a massive success to all who played FORTNITE with me while I was assembling a sophistocated port-authority protocol to enhance security for the lives of children.My Mom and I love these ports! And we're grateful to YOUR good company for posting my crazy review of what iQ is...some of the people whose products I have been raving about for this same purpose decided to not accept the reviews.Ported, Gated, Locked.
I am probably saying the same thing that at least 2610 other reviewers have stated: this thing works great for what you need. I am a passionate photographer and my computer only has four front-end USB ports. I need two for the keyboard and mouse alone, another for my phone, and another for my transfer cable from camera to computer. I got tired of having to unplug one device for another and then forgetting to plug the device back in.A blue light comes on when a USB port is active, but a button press by the port can shut that port off.This little gadget is a great deal at the current price.
Product shipped on-time, and works perfectly ...as a simply technique... to conncet FOUR (yes, 4x) 2-Tera-Byte, Western Digital, 2TB "My Book Desktop External Hard Drives", to a "Dish Network" receiver/descrambler/demodulator - result? 8-Tera-Bytes of external, movie storage (that's space for about 2,000 to 2,500 HDTV events! Of importance: the Dish Network receiver "box" allows a user to connect only 1x USB-drive at a time. The trick to use this idea? Power-"OFF" the receiver box, before selecting any given USB-drive (remember: only one at a time), then Power-"ON" the box again. It's safe, sure - and it works! Note: the external DVR drives used with Dish Network [MUST] have their own power supply - so, I also bought a power-strip for transformers (the transformers are turned 90-degrees, and there's a surge-suppressor), which allows all FOUR (4) external drives to remain powered-up. This USB hub allows the user to "Select" (connect), just ONE external drive at a time. Doing so, doesn't damage anything, and the connection methods respects the Dish Network warranty of your receiver box. ;-) Enjoy!
I bought this USB 2 hub instead of a USB 3 hub primarily to connect wireless dongles that can suffer from interference when connected to a USB 3 port. The buttons come in handy especially when trouble shooting compatibility issues, or when devices need to be turned off and on to get to work again, or just to turn off a device you don't need at the moment.I have connected this hub to one of my mainboard's USB 2 ports via a 10' USB 3 extension cable. Everything I have connected so far works well:- The Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB keyboard with any of its supported polling rates, including 1Hz- The Logitech G900 gaming mouse (both the cable and the wireless receiver work, the latter also on the USB Pass-Through Port of the K70 mentioned above, connected to the hub)- The Logitech MK270 wireless keyboard and mouse combo, without the connectivity issues I head when the receiver was plugged into the mainboard- The HP PhotoSmart 7350 printer via an active 5m USB extension cableI deducted one start because in dark light it can be hard to see whether a port is active or not because the LED lighting up the neighboring button bleeds through. Wish they were better isolated. Other than that, it works well, has a great price, and I didn't find an alternative with individual buttons: would buy again!
Having used larger US hubs with my Raspberry Pi’s in the past (such as ones from Rosewill), this is a small USB 2.0 hub in comparison. The size is roughly that of a pack of stick gum, which is a good match for the RPi0. Sabrent offers the same exact design hub in both USB 2.0 and 3.0 flavors. As I’m just intending to use this with a RPi0, USB 2.0 will suffice as RPi’s only have onboard USB 2.0 anyway. The switches seem to work well and are a nice feature, especially if the ports are going to be used as a power source. The unit does have a 5V DC power input, if you want to power it. The input accepts male 3.5x1.35mm barrel (positive center) connectors. If powered, each of the four ports can provide up to 1A of power, so a 4A power supply would be a good match. Sabrent offers one, model PS5V4A, however it would be easy to draw power from many other sources. Construction of the device is fair enough. It is built of a hard “rubberis” material. Overall, it is a decent little hub.
For some reason, automated system seems to expect me to review this as a Camera. I can safely say that, while this is a highly effective 4-port USB charger, it fails in every respect as a camera.Looking at Amazon's feature list, the first thing it wants me rating is camera quality. I'm afraid I have to give this only a single star. If I could, I would give it even less. Forget megapixels, I was unable to use this alleged camera to get even a SINGLE pixel onscreen. I really have to question the decision-making of the manufacturer, seeing as they decided to forgo camera quality in favor of accessory features, like four LED USB ports which light up when charging, and thus allow me to easily manage power output to multiple devices.I must give it a 1 in charge power as well. While it has proven itself exceedingly useful when it comes to charging OTHER devices, such as my tablet PC, Phone, XBox One controller, and wireless mouse, it does not keep a charge for even a single second. Had I been expected to rate its capabilities at charging other objects, I would of course have given it a five star, the blue LED lights take minimal power and allow me to choose between putting almost all of the charge power into my charging device when I go out for a walk, or having several devices plugged in at a time.My laptop's USB ports are largely broken, and there's only one of them. This USB hub allows me to plug in an extra keyboard and mouse, because the shoddy quality of the Alienware keyboard the laptop came with meant that its keys have largely fallen off. I have had no choice but to find a USB hub, such as this one, when it comes to charging. I've used several brands of USB hub, and this is absolutely the best one I can find.I have, thus, given it TWO stars for cable length. Its cable is actually slightly larger than normal for USB hubs, meaning I don't need to worry as much about bumping it when I move my hands around the desk. It's really quite generous in that respect. However, even long for a USB hub is very short for a camera, which somehow the algorithm believes this is. As a camera, the charge cable is far too small. Once again, however, you need not worry, because it won't actually keep its charge anyway.I'm sorry to say that I am cannot in good conscience approve of the camera I was provided. However, since the page I bought it was labeled a USB extender port, and it is 100% the best one of those I have ever seen, sturdier than most, sticking effectively in the port on my laptop that most other things jiggle out of, that's not really that much of a disappointment.If you are looking for a digital camera, look elsewhere. This is not a digital camera. However, if you want a USB port, I cannot possibly recommend it highly enough. This is a miracle, and if it ever breaks just from overuse from how much I am carrying it around and such, I fully intend to replace it with another of the same brand. You can't get a better 4-port USB port, a fact which, I hope, will somewhat soften the blow to anyone who expected a camera.
My fiance's computer is about five or six years old, with about four USB ports total. Two of them were USB 3.0 and only read our 2.0 devices half the time. The other two are USB 2.0, but one of them stopped working.When I bought him a new wired keyboard and mouse, the lack of USB ports quickly because a problem. My brother suggested getting a hub, and after searching around I decided to go with this brand.I was initially worried about the quality in regards to price, but boy was I wrong. This little item turned out to be the perfect solution to his lack of functioning USB ports. Each port on this hub has an on/off switch, so you only draw power out of the port when you need it. Each switch has blue LEDs underneath so it's easy to see even in the dark. The switches are also perfect for giving the system time to recognize the devices one at a time. And most of all, this item's small size is perfect for travelling. He always has this hub in his computer backpack.I'm not sure about the longevity of this item if it's plugged in to the computer all the time with several devices tethered to it. My fiance unplugs the hub every time he's not using the keyboard and mouse to reduce strain on the computer. Though even with the frequent plug-unplug of this hub, it still works perfectly.If you want a central spot to plug in your devices, or need to maximize your only remaining port, get this hub.
I tried using it for two months but found it to be very unreliable. Sometimes the ports worked, sometimes not. For instance, if I ever disconnected my laptop and took it in the other room, then returned and hooked the external keyboard back up to the laptop through this port, it wouldn't work until I restarted the laptop. Countless other similar situations and it got to the point where I just unhooked it because it would make me so frustrated at times. Basically for nothing, if you like a device that works half the time, this is for you
I have had this product for a month+ now and it works GREAT! For the price, this device is one of my top 10 life purchases. (my 6+ foot Russell Westbrook [OKC Thunder] Fathead vinyl wall decal is another) This device is so convenient and easy to use. This is one of those devices that makes so much sense!I purchased this product for my Pioneer A/V Receiver, that has a usb port, so my wife and I could listen to the different genres of music we like at the press of a bottom. For example, I like a mixture of rock, country and r&b. My wife, mainly, likes r&b. I also purchased some SanDisk Cruzer Fit flash drives which fit perfectly in this hub. Each flash drive stores the different genres of music.Things to remember:-Ports are close together, so if your flash drives are normal size or bigger, then you may, only, be able to use 2 or 3 of the ports.-When you first insert your flash drive, for the first time, be extremely carful not to force or shove it into the port; there are tiny contact pins in the ports that will bend if not inserted gently and straight. ( I speak from experience...this is my second one.) After the first insertion, I pull out and insert the flash drives normally.
I purchased the Sabrent 4 port Hub with individual power switches because not all of the USB 2.0 ports on my older computer were functioning. It was "plug and play" and although it took a little time on my Windows 7 computer to recognize it, once it did it functions well. My grandaughter is home schooled and needs headphones and a mike as well as a camera for video conferencing. I only have three port that are either occupied or not functioning and this fills the bill. I especially like the lighted buttons that indicate which port is powered and whether the usb it is plugged into is powered when the computer is turned off. The connects seem solid and have had zero problems with how it functions. If your computer is older like mine, checking for newer drivers wouldn't hurt.
Its a very nice item. Seems to be well made although I have only been using it for a short time. I have a number of games that I play that require a joystick or a controller and then others that only work with the keyboard and mouse. The issue that I always ran into was that many games just won't work, control wise, with a joystick plugged in. Before seeing this product on Amazon I was forced to unplug the items that were causing havoc with game X, then having to plug them back in with game Y. As any of you can attest, the back of any PC is a nightmare of tangled wires and in some cases, games like Elite save control schemes based on the port the stick is plugged into, so not using the same port every time required the game be complete set up again. Now, its just a simple matter of turning the port on or off as needed.My only complaint is the input cord is way too short. I already owned a 6 foot USB extension so it was not a big deal. But the cord that it comes with is even too short to plug it into a port and attach the hub to the top of the tower using a Velcro strip. Improving this device with even a 3 foot cord would be an improvement.
It's maybe nine months old (in my possession), and today it has simply stopped working. It's plugged in, as always, but I leave the ports off unless I am using the devices plugged into it. Now not one of the blue lights comes on when any of the four buttons is depressed.I just don't know enough about the technology to guess at why it has stopped working. Usually things with moving parts are most susceptible to breakdowns, but except for the buttons that activate and deactivate the ports, nothing else moves or has changed since I hooked this up. I have had a couple of power outages recently, but they have occurred when my Mac has been asleep. Perhaps there have been surges, but none of my other equipment has had problems.I'll be buying a new hub.
I bought this little hub 2 years ago it seemed very reliable for its cheap price. The hub was fantastic for about the first 3 months, up until two of the USB lights stopped working, while the USB connectors still worked. No big deal, just a minor annoyance. After another month or so, the cable stopped working, killing the rest of the USB ports. The product became pretty useless after 4 or so months and I could not have it returned or replaced.As for when the actual product came in, it felt rather flimsy and cheap from the get-go. The cable was a tangled mess and never got untangled over time, which may have contributed to it breaking down on me. The LED lights were very bright, which was a minor annoyance in night when I left my computer on, but I just covered it up. The plastic wasn't super durable, but unless you plan on throwing this around or sitting on it, it should be good enough. The USB ports were slightly wobbly, but nothing fell out so that was solid for me.The functionality of the HUB was standard: USB go in, USB work. One thing that didn't seem to work was my keyboard - a Cooler Master Quickfire Pro keyboard - which was half the reason why I purchased the HUB in the first place. Extreme letdown, but I plugged it into my computer's other USB port and moved on. The hub also charges incredibly slowly, so if you are here to purchase a hub that can also charge your electronics, this is likely not for you. My phone charged approximately 15% in about an hour.It was obvious that the USB hub wasn't going to last in the long run, but it served its purpose for the cheap price of $7 that I purchased it for. Other reviewers gave it very flashy and fantastic reviews, but it seemed like a 4-star product with 2-star lifespan but 5-star pricing. My experience may be on the minority side, but I would like to let people know about the potential for quality control issues this product might have.TLDR: great price for decent product that did not last for more than 4 months for me. May be better for others, but beware of quality control issues.