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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 3
More than enough – Compact 4-Port USB 1.1 Hub Dongle Reviews

posted by elcaco on 08/05/2010 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
-Is really cheap
-Very compact, makes a good use of space, and when you plug it on a laptop, it gives you the sensation that you finally could "upgrade" the amount of USB ports. Also, is very portable
-No need of external power supply
-Is plug & play
Cons:
-USB 1.1 only, so forget about connecting devices such as your webcam or a mouse; the transfer data speed drops down notoriously
-Sometimes (dunno why) my O.S. doesn't recognize it when I plug it(same problem in XP and 7). Must unplug and plug again, and it's kinda annoying
-Comes with a really short USB cable
-Feels a little weak, so be careful when you are manipulating it
Other:
What is it with the 4 green LED's? they're always on, that doesn't makes them useful at all, I guess that they're only decorative
Bottomline:
Really cheap gadget, very useful if you need to charge a lot of devices in a glance and also want to take it anywhere; no need of cables and other stuff to make it work, just plug it and you're done.
But if you're looking for a hub where to connect fast data stuff (such as a webcam), forget about this one, it's only 1.1 and everything will run very slowly.

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