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it works great. My only complaints are from its design
on December 30, 2014
The hub certainly works as intended. It is clean looking and compact. So from a functional standpoint, it works great. My only complaints are from its design. The base is rather slick and it slides around on my desk. It doesn't seem like a problem until you start plugging and unplugging things from it. The hub is extremely lightweight and simply pushing down a kink in a cable with move it across the desk. Another problem is that the ports are lined up flat, or horizontally on the side. Although there is enough room between them, it would seem more natural to me to line them up vertically so you could grip them better. These should not be deal breakers, but something to consider. I believe some of the other HooToo models have the vertically aligned ports, but I think they are on top and not on the side...they were also a bit more expensive. Either way, the weight of the cables or flashdrives will cause this thing to tip.
The real problem I have is with the USB male A connector that goes into my laptop. It fits in rather loosely and if bumped slightly it often disconnects whatever is plugged into it. Other USB cables fit tightly into my laptop and do not wiggle; this one does--a lot. I will have to try it with another 3.0 USB cable and see if that fixes the issue. Otherwise, it works well.