Adds 4 USB 2.0 hi-speed ports, backwards compatible with 1.1.The Notebook USB Hub is easy to use--- Just plug and play.No external power supply required.
Portable Black 4 Port PC USB 2.0 Hub for Laptop Notebook
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- 100% brand new and quality is guaranteed. Hi-speed downstream ports with USB port.
- This Portable 4 Port USB Hub is fully compliant with USB 2.0 specification.
- Portable, compact and light weight. With indicator when power on
- Size of the Laptop USB Hub: 9.5cm long, 4.2cm wide ( at the widest ), 1.1cm thick.
- Supports windows 2000/XP and Vista ; Weight: 53g. Package contents: 1 x PC USB Hub
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Update: About a week later, I'm sad to say this product is not very well constructed; the housing has detached from the USB slot that plugs into the computer :(
The design loads some pressure there, especially after connecting things, and the build quality (cheap plastic) ensures it's not going to put up with the jostling a laptop normally faces. It literally fell apart.
The reviews for this 4-port USB were mixed but I decided to purchase it due to the low price and the need for additional USB ports.
I had no issues plugging in various devices and having my laptop recognize each one. This hub has three ports on the side and one at the end. The middle section of the hub has a swivel USB connector which is a nice feature, especially if you have a wide card reader like the one I own. I can swivel the connector upwards to accomodate the card reader without hindering any flash drives that maybe connected.
Because this plug extends 3 to 4 inches, you will have to take some care when plugging in other peripherals. My Toshiba laptop rest on an elevated, angled stand to keep the air flow underneath and to keep it cool. The causes the hub to be about 3 inches above any surface. Despite this, I did not have any issues with it coming loose with my iPhone plugged in the side and the Logitech Z305 speaker bar plugged in at the end. On my laptop the hub connects with the flower design facing upward and the facing toward the back of the laptop which is perfect for my use. I also have a USB swivel adapter that will come in handly should I use the hub on a different laptop/netbook/desktop I own, to keep the hub in the correct position.
Although, the hub is lightweight and does not appear super-sturdy, it is working fine for my uses. Hopefully, over time and more use, it will continue to work well.
Since the price is under $7, I would recommend the 4-port hub as an inexpensive investment to add more USB ports.
the second one I ordered I will probably use for laptop...The little blue nightlight...well...it shines I'll give you that...shines on the side of my TV at night...not a real bother at all for me...If It really bothers you Try painting some Black Paint over the light ball...should do the trick...
The item inserts firmly enough into the USB port but there is a lot of play in it and it can be easily rocked from side to side when installed and comes out fairly easily if you exert a little pull. I plan to leave it on the laptop for the most part and the laptop is stationary on a desk. I don't have to touch it unless I need to install a device to use on the computer. If you move your laptop around a lot, though, you might want to make sure to uninstall it before you move it and keep the hub out until needed.
For the price, it's a good value and worth buying.
Update: Received a response from seller and this was it: "Sincerely sorry to hear that the problem. Please kindly be noted you could open the shell and change the direction and then close the shell. Could you please kindly try it again? If there is still a problem please tell us freely."
Very polite answer but not what I expected! I could have returned it for a refund but then I would still need a USB hub that offered the features it has. But because I am a techie and love fixing things, I followed the advice. It now looks like it should and still functions properly. I won't buy from this buyer again, though, since they put the responsibility on the buyer for defects. What if I hadn't had the skill/knowledge/desire/courage to do this, easy as it was? Hmmmm!
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Not very sturdy, like one turn and it kind of cracked on me. It does work, but it flops about on the side of the laptop so I probably wont be using.Published 23 months ago by KKa
Bought this about 2 yrs ago for my work pc and it is still in-use and going strong. I have had no problems at all in the two years Ive been using it. Read morePublished on March 18, 2014 by Amanda
It works but it's a lot of weight hanging on one USB plug. It also will cover up other ports. I guess I just don't like the feel of it. Read morePublished on October 12, 2013 by R. Stewart
This item looks very appealing but it's not constructed very well. You are supposed to be able to rotate the device but mine fell apart. Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
the thing was junk; it broke the first day I had it. I wish you had 0 star rating. BA HUMBUGPublished on August 17, 2013 by rodney williams
It worked for a time, a time being two weeks, and after that the plug became loose, forcing me to have to wiggle it around and keep it in a certain position to work. Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by Kerfliggle
The product looked nice,but did not last 30 days. Would not order this product again, did not return it just was not worth it,Published on July 13, 2013 by f myers
why dosent all the slots work? is mine faulty? who do i gotta beat up to get more than 1 slot to work?
where did i throw this again??