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Well Designed and Effective USB 3 Hub

  • Aug 30, 2013
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I have way too many USB peripherals, and I never seem to have enough free USB ports on my computers. I am primarily a Mac user, and have, among other things a MacBook Air. This computer in particular is severely deficient when it comes to the availability of USB ports. The latest model of that computer comes with two USB 3 ports and one Thunderbolt port. This is sufficient if you are traveling or have just a few devices that need connecting, but since MacBook Air has very limited specs (relatively small HDD and no CD/DVD drive) I end up using those ports at home quite a bit. I've used one USB 3 hub so far, but that one turned out to be pretty bulky and unsightly.

This Brightech i 7 port hub pretty much resolved all of my misgivings about such devices. It is pretty compact for a 7 port hub, and it looks pretty nice sitting at my work desk as well. The design itself is pretty innovative, as well as functional. The five front-facing ports and the two on top allow you for all manner of connectivity - with some peripherals permanently attached, and others easily plugged in and out at will . The hub is definitely USB 2 back compatible, although even for such devices you will need to plug the hub into the power outlet. The power brick is pretty small and it can remain hidden underneath your work desk. The hub doubles as a charging station for your small electronic devices, and this functionality can be accessed even when your computer is asleep or turned off. The hub is pretty lightweight, but it's not quite as elegant as the Apple devices - its plasticky parts don't feel quite as flush and sturdy.

When it comes to performance, I was pretty pleased with this hub. It achieved the advertised USB 3 transfer rates, even when I used it to connect to a couple of separate devices. If the data transfer performance is your main criterion for choosing a USB hub then this Brightech hub will definitely meet your needs.

Overall, I find this to be a pretty well designed and effective USB 3 hub.

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