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Cables To Go 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub

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  • 7-port USB 2.0 hub lets you add extra USB devices to your computer
  • Slim and compact for portability
  • Features self-powering capability and over-current protection
  • Metal base for stable desk mount

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Technical Details

  • Model: 29563

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000IZDN60
  • Item model number: 29563
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (401 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,408 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

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Connecting USB devices to your Mac or PC is easier than ever with the Cables To Go 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub. Featuring a slim, portable design, this hub gives you seven USB 2.0 ports that let you connect an additional keyboard, mouse, MP3 player, and more. Take the hub with you wherever you go to significantly expand your desktop or laptop's capabilities.

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7 Port USB 2.0 Hub
At a Glance:
  • 7-port USB 2.0 hub for adding devices to your computer.
  • Overcurrent protection; self-power mode.
  • Hard-mountable metal base can be secured onto desk.
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USB hub

The hub easily slides into and out of the metal base that can be secured onto a desk.
Expanded USB Connectivity to Meet Your Needs
Whether you're adding a new keyboard, mouse, or external hard drive to your computer, the Cables To Go 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub ensures that you'll be able to make the connection. With the hub, you don't have to pick and choose which items you keep connected to your computer. Keep your scanner, printer, or web cam connected at all times, and then use the Cables To Go 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub to charge your camera, digital music player, or other gadget.

The hub can be self-powered from the USB port, and it features built-in over-current protection for peace of mind when connecting your equipment. Each port is fully plug-and-play for quick and easy connections, and the unit can be combined with additional hubs to support as many as127 devices.

Hard-Mountable Design Keeps Hub Securely on Desk
The hub features a strong metal base that can be hard mounted to your desk. This keeps the hub in place even when you have multiple accessories attached to it. The hub itself easily detaches from the base for travel convenience.

Compatible with Mac and PC
The 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub is compatible with both PC and Mac operating systems, and it comes with a six-foot USB cable. The hub connects to a standard AC wall outlet with the included adapter.

The Cables To Go 7 Port USB 2.0 hub is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Cables To Go 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub, six-foot. USB 2.0 cable, AC power adapter, and installation manual.


Product Description

Cables To Go 7 Port Aluminum USB 2.0 Hub 29563 USB Hubs

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The hub is sturdy, well made, looks nice and is very small.
Wisconsinite
There are some very common problems with USB hubs regardless of assumed quality that this one, I'm glad to say, has none of.
Amazon Customer
Feels very sturdy ... Can even mount base to wall or desk, and slide off when necessary.
T. Totzke

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

153 of 155 people found the following review helpful By J. Royce on January 10, 2007
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The design of this hub feels solid--it is heavier than most USB hubs and stays put on my desk, even when cables from USB devices are dangling over the edge. I really like the fact that this unit has ports on both sides...for me, this allowed me to attach my fixed devices (like my printer and webcam) to the back ports--keeping them neatly out of sight--while still providing three front ports for more transient devices like my cell phone or digital camera.

I've also noticed that this hub does not seem to slow down all devices when a single 1.0 or 1.1 device is attached. My printer is an old HP 930C and my IPod still connects under USB 2.0, even when both are attached.
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233 of 245 people found the following review helpful By M. Bergeron VINE VOICE on December 29, 2007
...as every other review glows positively about this, but I've experienced 'iffy' ports(live at one moment, dead other times, replugging the cord sometimes helps, other times not), and sub-USB 1.0 transfer speeds with this hub. I've tried different cables and the fault seems to lie with the hub itself.

Pity, because on the plus side, it IS a nice sturdy metal package that seems well built.
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Update:
Amazon did a no-hassle replacement on the hub.
Four months later, no repeat problems.
Guess I did indeed get a bad one.

Too bad Amazon doesn't allow rating edits, I'd bump it up to a five.
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105 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Fontcuberta on June 25, 2007
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I've got two of these now, one in my MacBook Pro setup and another attached to my wife's iMac. Mine is plugged into AC as well, hers is not; no problems on either system. Having gone through a number of other hubs, this is a pleasant surprise.

The addition of a sliding tray for the hub is a great idea, but note that the hub in no way locks or clicks in place when it's in it, so you won't be able to mount it vertically (e.g., attaching it with velcro to the side of a desk, etc.) unless you bypass using the tray (which comes with two mounting screws), so not a big deal there. But it's an odd omission.

One complaint: the blue light. I understand the necessity of a "I'm getting power/I'm connected" light on a device, but the blue light on this illuminates very brightly. Usually not an issue but if you have your computer in a bedroom, note that you'll need to shut down your computer (and not just sleep it) in order to have that light go off. (And that blue light seems to be on every device these days, eh.) Just FYI.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Carl Scharenberg on February 12, 2007
This is the best USB hub I've ever dealt with. It looks great and works wonderfully. The squashed oval shape is eye-catching and sleek. The color is a matte black with silver trim around the ports and the end caps. The casing has a subtle grain to it and looks more like painted wood than plastic. It just does not look like a cheap piece of plastic. The base it sits on is metal with just enough heft to stay in place on the desk and includes 2 predrilled holes in the bottom and 2 screws if you want to attach it to a desk.

In normal operation the hub slides lengthwise onto the base and sits very snugly so it feels like one piece. It slides easily off in either direction to become a mobile hub for a laptop also. Being round and feather-light it is easy to grab and chuck in a laptop bag. And without the base it still sits nicely because of a slight base to the hub which is the part that normally locks into the base.

Performance-wise, it rocks. I plugged it into my laptop and it was ready to go 3 seconds later. I plugged in my ipod, which immediately started to sync. I normally have a printer, external USB hard drive, and an ipod sitting on it with operation as seamless and fast as when plugged directly into the laptop.

Another great thing about this hub is the spacing of ports. There are 3 on one side with about 2 centimeters between each plug. There are 4 on the other side along with the AC adapter and mini-USB plug that connects it to the laptop, so these are somewhat closer together but still enough room for normal size USB plugs to sit adjacent to each other.

I looked long and hard to find a hub that had good plug spacing, could possibly function as a mobile hub (with or without a power adapter on the road), and was fairly light. This hub is all of those things, and it looks great as well.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By J. Conway on June 27, 2007
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This is a solid, well built device, unlike most plasticky flimsy ones I've had. A few things to note:

1. As others have said, the blue light is really bright. It's so bright, in fact, it hurts my eyes (and they aren't particularly sensitive), if I look directly at it. I actually like it, as it allows me to shut off all of the other lights in my office and leave the room while my computer shuts down without walking into a wall. It's that bright.
2. I ran 6 different devices off of this, all at once, to see if the number of devices reduced the performance of any devices. It didn't. THey all did great. I did this with the AC power connected, and I assume that that is required. I did't test it with just the USB cable hooked up.
3. It comes with a USB A to mini B plug, not a standard A to B plug. That means that the 10 foot USB cable I bought for it before it arrived didn't work. I found a little adapter, which cost me $10. If you're buying a cable for this, be sure to buy one that is USB A to mini B.
4. Finally, the hub slides too easily in the metal frame. It should lock into place somehow, but doesn't. That's a pretty big flaw, IMO. To solve it, I just put some foam double sided sticky tape between the two parts, and left the paper on one side so the two pieces would slide together (with much force). Now it's tightly locked into place, and I will never need to loosen it. Should not have to do that, though, so that's why I gave it four stars instead of five.

It's an outsanding hub, and I recommend it, subject to the above.
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