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  • Works well, but price fits quality

    posted by red_hamsterx on 05/19/2013
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:

    Nicely spaced sockets, sturdy construction, good cable length for use with a laptop.

    Cons:

    I ordered three units; two worked perfectly out of the package, but one of them had one socket that wouldn't work.

    Upon opening it (small, Philips-head screws), I saw a solder bridge between the USB data pins on the misbehaving socket; after cutting away some of the solder with a hobby-knife, the bridge was gone and the socket started working.

    OtherThoughts:

    None, really.

    Bottomline:

    For the price, you can't go wrong, as long as you're prepared to do some easy tinkering in case of defects. The devices were obviously not QA-tested and appear to have been soldered by hand.

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