Just about every device from printers, external hard drives, keyboards, mouse, memory cards and cameras are all USB enabled, are all begging to be plugged into that last USB port on your computer.
With so many ports needed to accommodate these devices, what can you do to add more available ports quickly and easily with out the need to add more hardware inside you computer?
The answer is to just plug in Cables Unlimited USB1870 USB 2.0 7-Port Desktop Hub (see here).
With Cables Unlimited USB 1870 hub you can easily connect up to seven devices quickly, without the need to open up your computer case.
Installation is quick and easy. Just plug it in to any available USB port on your computer and let Plug and Play find the device.
So What Makes The 1870 Hub Stand Out From The Competition
With many other USB hubs, most are 1.1 and 2.0 compatible. But not when you plug in a mix of 1.1 and 2.0 USB devices at the same time.
When you do mix the two, hubs will slow down all connected devices to the slowest speed, which will be 1.1. or 12Mbs (mega bits per second).
Note: USB 1.1 has a maximum transfer rate of 12Mbits/second while USB 2.0 maximum transfer rate 480Mbits/second.
To solve this problem, Cables Unlimited USB1870 is a multi-TT hub which allows each device to run at it's designated speed.
A Multi-TT (transaction translators) USB hub allows each connected device to run at it's own designated speed, because there is a TT for each port, thus eliminating the "slow down to the slowest speed" for all devices, that other cheap USB hubs will do.
Essentially, a TT hub has a dedicated processor inside that serves classic speed devices by translating their traffic from either low-speed or full-speed. you won't be dealing with any bottlenecks.
Of course if you have two very-very busy devices, you may experience some slow down, since the hub itself is sharing one port on the computer. This should be expected with any hub.
No Lack Of Power For Your USB Devices
You may be thinking with all those device connected, your computer may run out of power.
The Cables Unlimited USB 1870 hub solves that problem by providing a power adapter that will supply power to the ports instead of relying on your computer own power and allowing you to plug in more devices.
Compared to an unpowered hub, more devices plugged in (or heavy-duty accessories), can cause the computer processing speed to slow down substantially.
By supplying power, better power distribution is achieved across ports. Also your devices will continue to charge (MP3 devices) even is the hub if disconnected from your computer.
- Saves desk space with stackable, slim-line design
- Supports hot swapping of all your USB devices
- Supports both PC and MAC computers
- LED lights to show hub is powered (red), and when each port is powered (green).
- Connect up to seven devices quickly and easily (supports plug and play.
- Dimensions: width: 6.05 inches, height: 3.50 inches
Ok, What About The Cons?
With many great features, there always SOMETHING wrong.
Well if you considered the hub will look like an "octopus" with seven devices connected to it, and since it is light-weight, it may move around at times, I'll take a flawlessly working hub over these minor nuisances any day.
How Much Should You Pay For A Good USB Hub?
Most good USB powered hubs will cost in the $25 to $35 range. That's not bad considering you are getting the latest technology and simple installation with out the need to crack open the case. Usually the best price can be found at Amazon.
This is one device, you'll be glad you got. I am.