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Well designed USB hub

  • Dec 20, 2010
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USB has been a revolutionary computer peripheral connectivity standard, and there is hardly any device today that doesn't use USB as a way of connecting to the computer. This proliferation of USB peripherals has also necessitated an ever increasing need for more and more of USB ports on your computer. My HP laptop comes with four of them, but after I've connected my wireless mouse and a memory stick, I quickly feel like I am running out of ways of connecting more of my devices. Furthermore, USB ports tend to be placed very closely to each other, and on desktops most of them are located on the back of the computer. Both of these features diminish the accessibility of most USB ports.

This is where external USB hubs come in: they provide you with more connectivity and easier access. This Targus retractable 4-port hub is one of the best designed USB hubs that I have come across. The retractable 10" cable makes it ideal for laptops and other portable devices (netbooks, tablet computers, etc.) although it can be very useful with desktop computers as well. The hub is relatively small, the USB cable can be tacked underneath, all of which make it easy to carry around. Four ports are evenly spaced on the corners of the hub and they are all slanted in such a way that plugging your external devices is made extra easy and convenient. The hub is very solidly built and I expect it to last me a while. It is very obvious that Targus invested a lot of thought into the designing of this hub - something that anyone who is trying to keep their work area reasonably uncluttered will surely appreciate.

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The Targus Retractable 4-Port Hub allows users to connect up to 4 additional USB peripherals to a laptop or desktop easily and efficiently -- no matter where they are located. The 10" retractable USB cable makes it easier to connect USB devices to a computer whether the USB connecter is long or short. All USB ports are specially positioned at a 30 degree angle so items can easily plug into the hub while it sits on your desktop. This hub is compact and includes built-in cable storage for a neat uncluttered workspace. The Targus Retractable 4-Port Hub allows users to connect up to 4 additional USB peripherals to a laptop or desktop easily and efficiently -- no matter where they are located. Product Features and Specifications: . Compatibility - Works with a laptop, desktop, Mac, PC and netbook. Functionality - Cable neatly stores inside of the hub for a clutter-free workspace; 10" cable provides more space around the hub to connect; All ports are specially angled for easy plug-in access. RoHS Compliant Unit Dimensions: 3.1 inchH x 3.1 inch L x 0.8 inch W
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