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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Works well, but price fits quality – M6988-B Power Socket Style High Speed 480Mbps 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub - Black (40cm-Cable) Reviews

posted by red_hamsterx on 05/19/2013 Certified Owner

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.
Other:
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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