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Compact USB 3 Hub

  • Aug 31, 2013
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This is a very decent looking, compact and useful mini USB hub. It is meant to add three additional USB 3.0 ports to your computer. The USB 3.0 ports are backward compatible with the USB 2.0 and USB 1.0 devices. The hub, however, does not come with an external power source, something that is common for most high-end USB 3.0 hubs I've used and reviewed.

The ports seem to be working as advertised. I've only tested this hub with my Mac computers, although it should be compatible with Windows and Linux machines. The transfer speeds seem to be within the parameters for the USB 3.0 standard, although I have not done any precise quantitative benchmarking. The hub is made of plastic, but it seems durable and well-made. It is compact and easy to carry around - it's about twice the size of a larger USB stick.

This product is particularly suitable for people on the go who have several new USB 3.0 devices. It helps you attach all of your high transfer rate devices while you are away from your desk. If you are a photographer or a videographer with a knack for using the fast USB 3.0 external hard drives while you are out shooting, then this hub will be ideally suited for you. It can also serve the purpose of attaching the USB devices to your desktop at home, but its short cord means that you will have to connect them in a very tight little space close to your computer.

Overall, this is a useful and effective small USB 3.0 hub.

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Bolse® 4 port usb 3.0 hub has a simple compact stylish design, and also it turns a single USB port into 4 USB 3.0 ports, it transfers data at speed up to 5.0Gbps (backwards Compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices). Plug-and Play with no software.

Specifications
- Plug and play. No driver needed
- Super Speed performance requires connection to a PC with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports
- Built-in Overvoltage / Overcurrent / Leakage and Short-Circuit protection unit

Compatibility
- Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP/ 2000
- Mac OS 9.1 and above

Performance
- 4-Port super high speed USB 3.0 supports transfer rate up to 5Gbps, 10x faster than USB 2.0.

Power
- The portable hub is bus powered and it does not require the connection of an external power adapter. It is powered by the current supplied by the USB port.

Additional Notes:
* To work properly, this hub should not be connected to devices consuming combined current of 5 volts 900 mA
* Charges iPhone and iPod.(It does NOT charge iPad via USB ports)
* 2.4Ghz wireless devices (keyboards, mice, etc.) may not work around USB 3.0 ports. Try using a USB 2.0 connection.

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