With so many devices being USB powered nowadays and what seems like an ever shrinking amount of USB ports being attached to devices like laptops etc, USB hubs are fast becoming a necessity for most people.
After testing a few hubs recently this 4 Port USB Hub from Aukey is definitely one that should be considered if you want to extend the amount of available USB ports on your device.
The super fast USB 3.0 4 Port Hub has an aluminium body which aesthetically looks great but it also offers a premium feel which was not expected in the price range. Gaining an additional three USB ports will certainly make life easier for you whether you are a PC or Mac user. This hub really proves its value when you are trying to access multiple devices on your PC for example cameras and external hard drives as you do not need to keep disconnecting each item.
The plug and play facility on this hub makes it so simple to use and there is no software to install. This also means that the hub can be interchanged from one device to another effortlessly.
The USB 3.0 Hub offers super fast transfer speed of 5Gbps which is up to ten times the speed of its slower counterpart USB 2.0 saving you precious time. In addition the hub is also backwards compatible with both USB 1.0/1.1 and USB 2.0 should you have older USB devices that you still wish to use.
With so many devices that can be plugged into this hub the inbuilt surge protection is definitely something to put your mind at ease. Surge protection is inbuilt into each port individually. This ensures that not only are the devices plugged into the hub protected but it also protects the hub itself.
As the hub is powered by the device it is plugged into for example a laptop you may find that when more than one port is utilised at the same time or when used with certain higher power devices that not all devices can be used simultaneously or function at all. The reason for this is because the hub is not externally powered. This is not the fault of the device as most hubs of this nature which aren’t externally powered will have the same issue.
This hub is perfect to link a multitude of devices to you PC, Laptop or Mac like keyboards, mice and hard drives etc.
The sleek design and simple layout of the exterior hub really shows that thought has been put into the design of this item. The small LED light on the front of the hub is lit when the hub is powered and ready for use. The two rubberised feet on the bottom of the unit saves a lot of slippage when inserting and removing devices, combine this with the angled front of the hub and the user experience couldn’t be easier.
All in all this a really good quality USB 3.0 hub, it offers fast data transfer speeds, flexibility of use due to its plug and play nature and a 24 month warranty. Aukey hit the mark with this one, a premium look and feel at a budget price. What more could you ask for?
Good quality USB 3.0 hub, fast data transfer speeds, with a premium look and feel at a budget price. What more could you ask for?