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Targus PAUH217U 4 Port Ultra Mini USB 2.0 Hub
Style Name: 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub - SlimChange
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2007
Style Name: 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub - DesktopVerified Purchase
I bought this Targus powered 4-port mini-hub blind, mostly on Targus's reputation. The Targus has readily visible lights on active ports. Works right out of the box. Needing a second hub, I opted for a powered 4-port mini-hub by APC, again based on APC's reputation. The APC hub costs about $10 more and does not perform nearly as well. The APC has no lights on active ports. In addition, the APC runs very hot; I will not be surprised to see it burn itself out. I would give the APC about a 3-star rating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2007
Style Name: 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub - FlipVerified Purchase
So I read other reviews, and took a chance. I have yet to need the power supply that comes with it, so it is really portable so far. I like the feature that you may unclip part of the adapter that swings out so I can actually lay the device flat when it is plugged into my laptop.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2002
Style Name: 4-Port USB 1.1 Hub - Slim
I plugged this into my Windows XP system and it just worked. It's very small and very light, and as one of the previous reviewers noted, it *does* have set a very cool-looking blue LED light over each port. A good value for the money so far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 3, 2011
Style Name: 4-Port USB 1.1 Hub - SlimVerified Purchase
I don't know how many stars to give it, because it didn't work for the purposes for which I intended it. It might be great for other devices.

My setup is as follows: HP G60 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1, Microsoft optical wheel mouse, and three Western Digital portable hard drives - an older 360 GB, a 750 GB, and a brand new 1 TB.

When used with the Targus 4-port USB hub, my computer recognized the mouse, but all of the hard drives had issues. Some didn't connect at all while others rapidly connected and disconnected non-stop. I'll admit it's possible it could just be my system, but I did find another hub (see below) that worked as expected. In hindsight, I didn't look for any solutions at the time and I didn't even try a system restart with this Targus hub. Nevertheless, I prefer things to be simpler than that.

I borrowed two other 4-port hubs to try. One was another Targus (different model) and the other was a JustCom (never heard of it before). The Targus had exactly the same problems while the JustCom worked just great for the most part. The JustCom stumbled when I plugged in all three hard drives and the mouse, but works with any combination of three of them even when I add a Memorex 4GB thumb drive. In the end, I traded the new Targus for the JustCom and I'm happy so far.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2004
Style Name: 4-Port USB 1.1 Hub - Slim
I just got this item after reading just some of the confusing reviews and other positive ones.
It was inexpensive and worth the buy.
Upon getting it I unplugged by Logitech webcam and plugged in the targus. I then plugged in mouse, digi camer and webcam and it worked as smooth as silk. It is most recommended!
Works great!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2010
Style Name: 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub - SlimVerified Purchase
Received Multi Port on about August 4, 2010. Needed more ports for laptop. Have 3 ports on laptop (ACER Aspire 5100), one side and two rear. Plugged in (loaded with 4 USB lines) to one of rear ports and several days later the rear ports stopped working. Took to authorized service station and they feel the rear ports were fried due to the laptop ports having to power the Multi port unit. Stated in ad that no external power source was needed and none was supplied (although it looks like a socket is on the MultiPort for one). Price was marked down from 29.99 to 9.99 so I didn't even bother with a return request. Bought a 7 port with external power supply from local dealer and have it plugged into remaining good laptop port. Got what I paid for I guess.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2007
Style Name: 4-Port USB 1.1 Hub - SlimVerified Purchase
I got sick of having to pull USB cables out of my computer everytime I needed to free up a plug for my printer, and I realized that this is exactly what I needed. So far I am loving this thing. It has freed up alot of clutter on my desk and you can't put a price on the time it has saved me from never having to unplug USB cables again. Also, it will power up any devices you have that are powered through USB such as a rechargable mouse. This is important as some USB hubs don't have this feature. The blue lights on it are also cool. It even has a plug for an AC adaptor, in case you need to plug devices into it without it being plugged into a computer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2010
Style Name: 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub - SlimVerified Purchase
This hub can be used wtih a laptop or desktop computer. Came with a 6 foot cable that has a y-splitter which can be used together or separately. The Black input is used for power and data. The red provides power only (optional) and should be used if you attach high power devices such as printers or external drives. The only drawback to this is that you need to have 2 available usb ports. The device is automatically recognized when plugged in so there is no need to install drivers. Good little device for the money and is small enough to fit into a laptop carry case. I would have given a 5 star, but I did not like that you need 2 usb ports.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2010
Style Name: 4-Port USB 1.1 Hub - SlimVerified Purchase
I read that a couple people mentioned that the cord was shorter then they wanted (2ft). I thank those for their review because it now ships with the longer 4ft cord! Perfect for my desktop since PC is a ways away and saves the reach and the excess wear and tear on PC USB port. I have my USB wireless mouse receiver and various USB flash drives plugging in and out with zero issues. Dont even know its there and being shared. My external powered 1T WD drive works fine on it also. The mild light to show which ports are used is perfect, better then the cheaper hub on my laptop that could spot an aircraft in cloudy weather its so bright.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2010
Style Name: 4-Port USB 1.1 Hub - SlimVerified Purchase
This Review is for the 4 port PA055U Targus USB Hub. Another lump of plastic for my junk box. Save your money and buy the connectland for half the price of this one. Mine was dead on arrival. I thought it was maybe the power supply "seeing as it has a 5 volt external power port". I went thru many places looking and finally used an old cell phone charger that had the same matchup config. Still didn't work for me. No blue lights no recognition at all when I plugged it in. Basically useless. If I hadn't taken it apart to look inside for power problems I would return it. But it looks pretty in my box with my other useless dead computer peripherals.
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