4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Durable and fast with USB 3.0 throughput,
This review is from: iClever® IC-H001 4 Port USB 3.0 Premium Aluminum Hub (Bus-Powered, Aluminum Body, VIA VL812 Chipset) (Electronics)
The 4-port hub is fairly compact at 5.1"x1.6"x0.9". I wouldn't worry about dropping it on the floor - the anodized aluminum construction makes it practically indestructible. To test the operation of the hub, I plugged it into my Windows 8 laptop and connected a USB 3.0 card reader to the hub. Into that I plugged a 32GB Class 10 SDHC card containing 452 image files totaling 2.33GB. Then I copied those files to the laptop's hard disk. The resulting transfer speed was 30 MB/sec, which is a representative speed for file transfers with USB 3.0 throughput with my system, considering that I use a midrange laptop that doesn't set any speed records.
The hub has a power button that turns on the hub and illuminates a blue LED that indicates the hub is live. For powering things like USB hard disks or other devices that require more power than a USB port is capable of delivering, the hub has a 5V DC input jack and a USB cable that can be connected to a 5V DC source such as a wall charger for cellphones. The gaps between the four ports are approximately 0.45". I have one device that might not fit if all the ports were being used, but most devices should fit easily. With some compact USB multi-port hubs that I've used, the gaps were as small as 0.24", and these can be a problem.
The hub includes a separate 39" USB cable for connecting the hub to a computer. The cable is a little bit thicker and less flexible than I like, but you could provide your own USB cable if you liked. I like having a separate cable because if there's a problem with the cable, you replace the cable (that's cheap enough) without having to toss the hub.
My opinion: The iClever 4-port USB 3.0 hub is well designed, solidly built, and has good data transfer speeds. With provisions for a 5V DC power supply, it's capable of connecting most any USB devices to your computer.
A product sample was provided by the manufacturer for review purposes.