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Cable Matters 4-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable Mini-Hub "Parking Strip" - Bus Powered in Black

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4-Port Strip
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  • "Park" up to 4 USB devices and enjoy the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transfer rate (up to 5Gbps, 10x faster than USB and backwards compatible). All over a single USB 3.0 connection.
  • This compact hub with a 12" flexible cable helps create space on your desk. No external power is required.
  • Supports Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000/ME and Mac OS X
  • Plug & Play! No Software Driver required. Fast detection on your PC or Mac.
  • Includes Cable Matters Limited One Year Warranty and Product Support
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Product Details

Capacity: 4-Port Strip | Color: Black
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00BSED7S4
  • Item model number: 202015-BLACK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (339 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,156 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Capacity: 4-Port Strip | Color: Black

Overview
This portable and practical USB-Hub provides an easy connection for up to 4 USB devices such as flash drives, keyboards, or mice. The "Parking Strip" design provides simple and spacious connections with features such as hot-swapping and a blue LED status indicator. Over-voltage, fault current and failure protection is also integrated into the Hub.

Please Note
* Hub will charge iPhone und iPod (NOT iPad) over the USB ports
* The data transfer rate is limited by the USB bus on your computer
* Direct connection to USB 3.0 port is recommended for the best performance

Compatibility
* Supports Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000/ME
* Supports Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.9 and some Linux kernals

Specifications
* 1 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Typ A Cable - 12" Male
* 4 x USB 3.0 - Female
* Backward compatibility with USB 1.x/2.0 devices
* Built-in Over-voltage / Over-current / Leakage and Short-Circuit protection



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The construction quality is very good and it works great.
Duane Bates
The cable is 7" long, including the plug, which leaves room to tuck the hub out of the way without loosing it on your desk.
Dr. Daniel Brewer
The Cable Matters Portable 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub is a really great product to add additional USB ports to your computer.
JP

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Lori Parker on October 20, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 4-Port Strip Verified Purchase
There always seems to be another peripheral I need to plug-in to my new Dell Windows 8 desktop. Leaning over to figure out what port was free or what device I could live without in the short-term had become a daily ritual. I went hub shopping. I purchased this 4-port 3.0 and a 4-port 2.0 USB hub from different manufacturers.

Functionality:

The more simultaneous processes you are running that involve this hub, the lower the speed. If you are running two actions, each will not receive half the potential MB/sec., as you might expect, but a fraction less. This reduction in efficiency is more evident when all ports are occupied and is true for every similar product I've ever tried.

The 3.0 hub claims to be "backward compatible" with USB 1.0 and 2.0 products. I found this to be the case with two exceptions. One is a portable USB 2.0 camera/scanner, and the other is a HP flash drive more than five years old. Both items work as designed, if plugged directly into a USB 2.0 port on my computer tower.

Size Matters:

This hub was manufactured primarily for use with laptops, where a short cord is an asset. I have a desktop. You've seen the photo in Amazon's description, but let me give you this hub by the numbers.

* The plug which goes into the computer will stick out 2", so it does not always fit well behind the desktop's tower. In front, that 2" is easy to bump or rip out.
* After the first 2", the cord extends 10", before resembling a surge-protector in design.
* The rectangular body of the hub is 5.5" long, 1.25" wide, and 0.8" high.
* The 4 ports are in a single line, separated by 0.75", which is not ideal for peripherals with bulky adapters.
* A blue pinhead-size light indicates if the hub is operational.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By David S. Winokur on February 11, 2014
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 3-Port + Card Reader Verified Purchase
I recently got a new HP Omni 10 Tablet. Like all tablets, it has limited storage capacity. In my case 32GB. I added a 64GB Micro SDXC card for additional storage, but that ins not like having a 500GB HDD. Also, it only has one Micro USB connector. I'm an underwater photographer and I usually travel with a full blown laptop which can easily download my daily photos from the camera's SDXC card to it's HDD for an entire trip.

I wanted to reduce my weight by traveling with only a tablet, but could not save all my files to it because of the limited storage capacity. So, I thought, can I use a hub to connect an external drive and a card reader? I searched high and low for products that would solve my problem and came upon this Hub/Card Reader combination. My tablet supports USB 3.0, but only has the standard USB 2.0 type connector.

I found I could plug an external USB 3.0 HDD into it using an adapter from standard USB to Micro USB so I knew the USB 3.0 HDD would work. The Cable Matters unit is USB 3.0. When I received the unit I plugged it into my adapter, connected it's external power supply, connected my external HDD to one of it's USB ports and then inserted a SDXC card with photos on it. My tablet recognized all the hardware. I was able to copy and move files from the memory card to the HDD without putting them on my tablet. I was able to access the files on the HDD and the SD card on the tablet.

Finally I said, what the heck, and plugged the transmitter/receiver for a wireless mouse into the hub and the tablet immediately recognized it. Everything operated perfectly.

Well, looks like the laptop will stay home on my next trip and my tablet, hub/reader, and external HDD will go instead. Much more convenient for me.

I hope this has been helpful. Please send questions if you have any.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By AF on January 9, 2014
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 4-Port Mini Verified Purchase
This is one of the few hubs that picked up all my 3.0 flash drives but when it came to transferring it was usb 1.0 speeds
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bongo on July 23, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 4-Port Strip Verified Purchase
I bought two of these useless things. Both were used to expand my USB port options. They worked initially and continue to work for about 2 minutes then they stop. Useless.
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Color Name: BlackSize Name: 4-Port Strip
Length: 1:31 Mins
I thought I owned all of the accessories I needed, but for some reason I've totally missed owning a multi- usb extension.

***
Cable Matters' "Portable 4-Port USB Hub" is an excellent, and I mean excellent accessory to have.

It features:
A 4-Port USB 3.0 (backwards compatible) hub that encased in a case that's approximately 5.5" x 1.5" x 1" and weighs less than a lb.

The connecting cable (with a usb head) is only 12" long. This makes it ideal for a laptop but a bit too short, ideally, for a desktop considering that you'd want the main part to be situated in front of your computer.

***
My main computer is an iMac I bought a year ago. The iMacs come with four (4) USB ports. That is to say it's a mess behind my computer where all of the plugs, speakers and other peripherals are plugged in.

So, four usb outlets is not nearly enough.

*** Testing ***
After testing this out for a week, one of the first things you notice is that it really frees up space around your desk.

If you use it just for the peripherals that you constantly plug in and out, you'll quickly appreciate this handy device.

*** Recommendation ***
For this particular port, I'd recommend that it be used as an accessory primarily for laptop use. Although, if you have a desktop with a free usb outlet out front, this would make it the ideal location for the hub.

It's also recommended that these kinds of ports--not just the Cable Matters-- you use it for usb 2.0 because it draws a lower power consumption.

All in all, even with all of the ports used, I didn't notice any drag on my computers performance.

This is a must-have, there's no question about it.
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