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Excellent 3.0 USB hub,
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This review is from: Etekcity® Premium Super-Speed 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub with LED Including One Charging Port for Your IPhones Ipads Tablets Smartphones and Other USB devices;Transfer Rate up to 5Gbps, Compatible with Windows & Mac, Plug-and-play, Built-in Surge Protector, & works with a wide variety of USB devices (Electronics)
The main reason I purchased this hub is because it has 3.0 capability, has its own power supply, it is by far the least expensive one I can find that had these features, and because my laptop only has two 3.0 ports. The packaging includes a 3.0 micro b-male USB cable that goes from the hub to a USB port on a computer. Also included comes the charger adapter that goes from the hub to a power a supply.
I experienced no read/write speed loss in any of my 3.0 drives (sandisk extreme 64GB & phantom geforce3). All the ports work and can charge/sync both my android (HTC one) and apple phones (old iphone 3g S and ipod 2nd gen). One thing to note is that my Ipad will not charge at full speed from the specialized charging port if my PC laptop is on, However if the computer is put into sleep mode or turned off, the Ipad will charge very quickly. I could not find this mentioned anywhere in the online product description, but it was mentioned in a small brown paper in the packaging. After testing multiple settings and apps, my Ipad(mini 1st gen) does not lose lose battery on any settings except for video calling in Skype at full brightness when connected to the hub and the computer. This is still a much better result than with my old 2.0 hub or plugging my ipad directly to my computer.
Other things I noted which may help potential buyers:
The hub does not get hot as another reviewer mentioned, even when I connect devices to all four ports and actively use them.
The LEDs are not annoyingly bright and the hub itself looks very professional, which is great because I keep it in my office. There are four blue LEDs and one turns on every time a device is plugged in while a separate red one indicates the power supply is working.
It is quite light weight, but it does not slide on my desk because it comes with four mini rubber legs in the bottom.
It is very small: 9 x 6 x 1.5 cm (3.5 x 2.4 x .6 in).
I purchased the item directly from amazon, no third parties and it has not malfunctioned so far.
I highly recommend this hub to anyone looking for an economical and reliable 3.0 USB hub.
Etekcity® Premium Super-Speed 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub with LED Including One Charging Port for Your IPhones Ipads Tablets Smartphones and Other USB devices;Transfer Rate up to 5Gbps, Compatible with Windows & Mac, Plug-and-play, Built-in Surge Protector, & works with a wide variety of USB devices(11 customer reviews)
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