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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 2
Cute on the office, but not USB 2.0 – Cute Penguin QQ Style USB 2.0 4-Port Hub (70CM-Cable) Reviews

posted by tmerle on 05/24/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Cute penguin! This is a smart device on your desk, the colleagues appreciate it.
Having put USB keys in the head, it looks little more fun :)
Cons:
This hub is a *full-speed* only (12MB/s - 100mA), not high-speed (checked under linux with lshw, even with a power adapter).
As a consequence, do not expect to use a device that requires higher data rate.
Other:
There is "lot of" empty space in the penguin (all is relative); a possible hardware modification could consist in taking a true USB2.0 high-speed hub and putting it in the penguin, with some solderings to connect it to the existing epoxy.
Bottomline:
Just for the aspect this is worth the price.
You have been warned: this is definitely not a high-speed USB hub; it will make work a USB key/disk but at 12MB/s instead of 480MB/s.

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