|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||4|
AmazonBasics 4-Port USB 2.0 Ultra-Mini Hub
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- USB 2.0 high-speed interface, supports data rates of 1.5/12/480 Mbps
- Backwards compatible with USB 1.1
- Automatic connection and speed detection
- Plug-and-Play; hot-plugging; driver free
- Over-current detection and protection
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|Color||Black||4-Port USB 2.0 (Black)||Information not provided||4-Port USB 2.0 Rotatable Hub (Black)|
|Dimensions||0.63 inches x 2.48 inches x 1.92 inches||3.25 inches x 1.25 inches x 0.5 inches||0.39 inches x 4.21 inches x 1.18 inches||1.7 inches x 2.3 inches x 0.7 inches|
|Item Package Weight||0.26 pounds||0.1 pounds||0.15 pounds||0.09 pounds|
|Number Of Ports||4||4||4||4|
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From the Manufacturer
USB 2.0 4-Port Ultra Mini Hub
This Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Ultra-Mini Hub provides four downstream USB ports for Plug-and-Play connectivity to your USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices. A perfect lightweight travel tool, this compact hub tucks easily into the pocket of your laptop bag, and requires no extra power supply. It offers an ideal way to connect on the road, and virtually anywhere you need fast, handy access to your USB devices. An LED light power indicator makes sure you always know when you're connected and ready to go.
- Four ports to connect your USB 1.1 and 2.0 devices
- Portable; no external power supply needed
- LED power indicator light
USB 2.0 or 3.0?
AmazonBasics USB hubs and cables have different version numbers (2.0 and 3.0) that indicates their transfer speed. The higher the version number, the faster they can work. However, to get the full power, the host and the device must have the same version. If not, the lowest USB version in the chain will control the speed. For example, if your computer has a 2.0 USB port, your cable is 3.0, and your phone is 3.0, you will achieve 2.0 speed. If all three (computer, cable, and phone) all have 3.0 then you will have 3.0 speed.
Desktop or notebook computer with USB port, and one of the following operating systems (no driver needed): Windows 2000/Win XP/Vista/Windows 7 & Mac 10.1 up. Connect digital cameras, iPods and iPhones, card readers, USB speakers, and more.
In The Box
- AmazonBasics 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub
- AC Power Adapter
- USB A to Micro USB adapter
- Instruction Manual
|4 Port USB 2.0 Hub||4 Port USB 3.0||7 Port USB 2.0 Hub||7 Port USB 3.0 Hub||10 Port USB 2.0 Hub||10 Port USB 3.0 Hub|
|Number of Ports||4||4||7||7||10||10|
|Power Adapter Included & Needed||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Max Transfer Speed||480 Mbps||4,800 Mbps (480 Gbps)||480 Mbps||4,800 Mbps (480 Gbps)||480 Mbps||4,800 Mbps (480 Gbps)|
|USB Connection Cable||Built-in, 9-inches||Built-in, 9-inches||Separate, 3-feet||Separate, 3-feet||Separate, 3-feet||Separate, 3-feet|
|Plug and Go||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|High-Speed Charging Ports||2||2||2||3|
|Signaling Method||Polling Mechanism. Can either send or receive data (Half duplex)||Asynchronous Mechanism. Can send and receive data simultaneously (Full duplex)||Polling Mechanism. Can either send or receive data (Half duplex)||Asynchronous Mechanism. Can send and receive data simultaneously (Full duplex)||Polling Mechanism. Can either send or receive data (Half duplex)||Asynchronous Mechanism. Can send and receive data simultaneously (Full duplex)|
|USB Visual Identifier||Standard A-Connectors are Grey in Color||Standard A-Connectors are Blue in Color||Standard A-Connectors are Grey in Color||Standard A-Connectors are Blue in Color||Standard A-Connectors are Grey in Color||Standard A-Connectors are Blue in Color|
Top Customer Reviews
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When my other hub failed I when to the store that I purchased it from and they told me to call the manufacturer. It was a no-name brand and I couldn't find a way to contact them. I have never had a problem with a product that I have purchased from Amazon that they hasn't made right. I expect that since their name is on this product they would certainly make sure that I was taken care of if ever this hub failed. That means a lot to me as a consumer.
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The hub works flawlessly for me. Since it has no separate power supply, its ability to handle higher-powered devices that draw from the USB cable is limited to the port you are connecting it to.
(Edit 03/22/11) ---------
I'm seeing some other reviews that aren't entirely accurate regarding the unpowered nature of the hub, so it's worth expanding on. The USB hub can handle exactly as much power as the port that it is plugged into is capable of providing. For example, many keyboards have a USB port that can be used to plug in a mouse. Generally that is a low-powered port that is incapable of running a portable hard drive, charging an iPod, etc. Plugging the hub into that port would present the same limitations.
On the other hand, plugging the hub into a port directly on the computer's chassis is going to provide significantly more power to the hub. Higher powered devices such as a DVD burner, hard drive, etc. will work -- provided they work plugged directly into that same port the hub is plugged into. And if multiple devices are connected simultaneously, the power they draw combined must still be less than the maximum power available to the port.
I tested the hub in both Windows 7 (64-bit) and Fedora 14 x86_64 Linux (on a dual-boot Dell Inspiron 15R) with no problems whatsoever. No drivers are required, so it's effectively a seamless addition to any system.Read more ›
This mini hub seemed to fit the bill, cheap, good reviews, I gave it a shot. In general I have to say it works quite well. Windows 7 64bit recognized it right away. Basic items such as jump drives which were plugged into the hub also worked as soon as the driver was installed. So no problems there.
Then I ran into a small glitch. I play flight simulator and have a throttle and joystick attached to my computer. Both are plugged directly into the computer USB ports, not into the hub. But when the mini hub is plugged in, the throttle jumps around and is pretty much useless. Not sure what the interaction is on the USB bus ports from a plugged in hub to a device plugged directly into the computer, but apparently it creates issues. When I unplug it, it's fine. I'm going to look into this issue, maybe there is some combination I can come up with which resolves this problem.
One other minor complaint, the orange LED light which lights up when the mini hub is plugged in is really bright. In a dark room, it is like a night light. Probably wasn't necessary to make it that bright.
All in all, it functions well, I'm hoping to fix this problem with my joystick, otherwise I will have to find another USB hub which I can leave permanently attached. For now four stars...
Couldn't get rid of the problem. So I'm not using it much. It's a shame, but for most people this probably won't be an issue. For my use, I will have to downgrade it to three stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
worked great as internal ports quit working, used to power a hard drive replacementPublished 31 minutes ago by TJ D.
Excellent quality! Well designed and easy to install. Works perfectly for my needs.Published 6 hours ago by BillM
I have two of these, one works with every computer in my house, this one only works with my desktop.Published 12 hours ago by Lance Morris
Totally hubs my many USB items... can't complain! If I did have something to complain about concerning this item... well that would just be pathetic... Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Mr. Olympia
I was annoyed every time I had to feel around on the back of my iMac to find the USB ports. So I bought this as a solution. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Kirk A. Hughs
Solid USB hub for a low cost. It works well and doesn't take up much space. My only complaint is that it is so light that you can easily knock it off your desk,but even that is... Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Ryan J.
Now my USB external hard drive backs up my hard disk using clonezilla MUCH faster.Published 21 hours ago by Amazon Customer
It works, it powers my USB 3 devices, and it's small. The USB 3 cable is too short to be long, but too long to be short, but I guess it's meant for constant travel. Read morePublished 1 day ago by J. Miltzer