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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
5M USB active extender – 5M USB Power-Boost Extension Cable Reviews

posted by shadowncs on 10/31/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
- works great, no drivers needed
- 2.0 speed (did not test transfer speed)
- shielded
- low voltage drop:
laptop -> 5m USB active extension -> 5m el-cheapo USB passive extension -> webcam + high power LED drawing a total of 350mA gives me 3.5V at the webcam end (my webcam still works great but YMMV)
Note that the above linkage grossly violates the USB specification (100mA max from a USB hub) so with your computer or webcam might not work.
Cons:
None, can't even complain about the price!
Other:
In theory one can use up to 5 hubs in series for a total of 30m. But that's kind of pushing the limit.
Bottomline:
I'd buy it again.

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