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Unremarkable USB hub, with its share of issues.
on June 26, 2014
It's a USB 3.0 hub. Ideally, I'd be able to just leave it at that, but I ultimately returned this unit because there were just too many annoyances. There are better options out there, and I'd suggest you spend a bit more and go for one of them.
+ USB 3.0 speeds work as advertised. Speedy transfer, and you're liable to saturate the bandwidth of whatever you have attached before the hub becomes your bottleneck.
+ Solid construction. It feels well made, and I had no concerns that it was going to break because I tossed it into a bag and looked at it the wrong way. That said...
- Awkward form factor. It's very boxy, with some sharp edges that makes tossing it into a bag a little more of a chore than you'd expect.
- Short, short cable. For some uses, this would be fine; that said, I only intended to use this as a desktop hub and I still found the cable to be too short to accommodate for even a basic bend around my tower's chassis. I'd get one with just a few more inches of play.
- Somewhat buggy firmware. Your mileage may vary, but on a fully updated copy of Windows 8.1 Pro I was seeing some kernel problems that occasionally decided to rear an ugly head. I was able to work around it without much issue, but it was certainly annoying.
Wouldn't buy this again, but if you know just what you're after it's perfectly serviceable.