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HooToo® Ultra-Slim USB 3.0 4-Port Hub
on August 24, 2013
I purchased the HooToo in mid-July and using my Prime membership, received it shortly there-after. What attracted me to the HooToo was, for the price; its compactness, the color and finish, (it matched my computer,) it has the latest technology, (chip-set.) and the thoughtful addition of Velcro-type tape to affix the hub, (to where ever you decide to place it.), I saw no equal. Many times it's the little things that set products apart, and the Velcro-type tape was what caught my eye. I didn't see any other manufacturers considering the fact that it would take two hands to insert and/or detach a device from the hub if there was nothing securing it to the location it was placed. With the HooToo it takes one hand. The Velcro holds fast; even with tight fitting connections. I could, of course, purchase something that would secure a hub if there was no securing method, but with the HooToo, there is no need. I have it plugged into a power switching system, so I just push a button to power-down the hub. (The hub will stay on unless it is unplugged from the power source.) Everything I have runs through the switch, so it works great for me. A four port hub was all I needed, and I made a good choice. I recommend it to anyone who wants an excellent, inexpensive, well thought-out product.
I did run into a situation while moving my computer to a different room. When I set it up, I failed to plug in the power cord for the hub, and when I tried to access the external drive, (which is connected to the hub,) it didn't show up in Windows. I learned that, for the hub, a thumb drive will run with just power from the computer, but there isn't enough power to run the external hard drive. As soon as I plugged in the power cord, the external hard drive was immediately discovered by Windows.
Update: If you use the Velcro to hold down the hub, use a small amount; not the whole piece. I used a piece the size of the hub, and when I tried to lift it up later, the hub started splitting in two. The Velcro is strong.