|Item Dimensions||156*26*26mm (6.14*0.91*1.02 IN)|
|Shipping Weight||330 g ( 0.73 LB)|
|Package Dimensions||220*116*56 mm (8.66*4.57*2.20 in)|
|Weight||330g (0.73 LB)|
|Connector Type Used on Cable||USB-A|
|Additional Features||add 7 port for your computer|
I was due to stay in a hotel where I knew wi-fi was patchy and unreliable in rooms but each room had an ethernet socket; unfortunately an ethernet port is something a Surface Pro 3 does not have. This unit is small and neat and as it is brushed aluminium matches the Surface. The USB ports work as well as the Surface's own port as far as my purposes are concerned and the unit is worthwhile just for the extra USB ports it provides but if you need an ethernet connection then this is a simple and elegant solution which served its purpose with no problem.
This is a well made four port USB3 hub that looks good on the desk. There is a self adhesive velcro strip supplied if you need to fix in place on desk and I have found this very useful. I have been using for a few weeks now and performance is very good when transferring files etc. The four port version does not have, nor need a separate power supply input, but I have not used it to charge other devices, so cannot comment on that. I have not had any of the previoualy reported issues of inerference with wireless mouse and keyboard.
The 1byone SuperSpeed Aluminum USB 3.0 7-Port Hub is good value, well made and functioning as it should, unlike the ONCHOICE USB 3.0 7 Port Hub I had to return recently, which was not USB 3.0 but a USB 2.0 hub with a USB 3.0 sticker on it (and at the time of writing this, still on sale on Amazon, to my surprise).
So far no problems. ( Have had it a month) The only downside so far is that the cylinder hangs about a foot away from the laptop when it is in use. I often use my laptop around the house, and I find that the edge of the cylinder gets caught on table and chair edges when moving the laptop.
This hub from a personally unfamiliar brand is designed to match characteristics of specific Mac computer models and peripherals, is usable with any MacBook or higher, PCs, laptops and the several laptop-tablet convertibles now available. The '1byone SuperSpeed Aluminum USB 3.0 7-Port Hub with BC 1.2 Charging Port, Built-in 15-Inch Cable & 5V / 3A Power Adapter, for iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, PC and Laptop' is finished in matte silver (natural aluminium) and is of a cylyndrical form. It will make a pleasant change from the many 'boxy' designs that predominate. There are versions following the same style that are 4-port or 3-port plus Ethernet, the last a probable plus for many owners of more recent model Macs and some slim-style laptops where the port is no longer offered.
Although compact in nature, this is one of a small few of its type that uses a power supply in order that the hub can accommodate not just low-power or self-powered peripherals such as mice, keyboards, trackpads and memory sticks and many wireless adapters (dongles) but specifically hard and optical drives that often require the hub or PC to provide some of their power needs.
As with other small USB hubs the flylead is rather short, although at about 0.4 metres it is very usable in many situations. If required, a short USB 3.0 extension lead can be added. Whether or not the PSU will be always needed will largely depend upon the peripherals that may be connected at any one instance and whether external storage is included.
I have only had this for a day so far. It was good to see that no external drivers on CD had to be loaded. All working fine on a Windows 10 machine so far.
Build seems good and its small enough to fit into my lap top bag. The alloy case seems well made and is very light. It does come supplied with some sticky strip to fix it down as it will roll about as it is so light. I have so far not used this.
This was purchased for the network port as my PC is only 10/100 speed. Tested transferring large files using the 1000 port was solid on this, as fast as another machine with a built in 10/100/1000 Ethernet port. I have yet to try the USB ports but will provide an update if I have issues.
First off I'd like to state that 1byone did provide me this to review on here and my YouTube channel.
Now to the hub and I have to say that I really like it.
The hub obviously features 7 USB 3.0 ports. It has four easy to reach ones at the front and three round the back. Also on the front there is a small green led to let you know that it has correctly connected. The hub also features a BC 1.2 charging port for quicker charging that via PC. I did test this and it did charge my phone slightly quicker than straight from the PC. The hub also has two main features. The first is a HUB, so you can plug this straight into a USB 3 and transfer files off your phone, USB drive etc and it will even power a USB fan too. However for some reason when it wasn't plugged into the mains the hub wouldn't pick up my USB 3.0 HDD.
The second function is running from the mains, this I noticed gave even quicker charging and the ability to charge much larger items more safely.
For example in my video I had a USB fan, 10000mAh battery and a Bluetooth speaker charging from it and it worked fine. Also plugged into the mains it recognised my HDD. Also the HUB features built in surge protection for added security.
The build of the HUB is great, it has an all Aluminium body and it feels very strong and robust. The ports and the USB cable feel very sturdy too. Speaking of the cable it measures in at 40cm, which is perfect for a laptop but with my PC I did need to buy an extension cable to get it reach where I could use it properly. Not a deal breaker but its an additional cost nevertheless.
So all in all the HUB is pretty great, I really like the design, the build is brilliant, it has some great features and most important its affordable. My only real minor complaint is the short USB cable (because I don't have a laptop) and the colour scheme didn't match my set up. Like I said though not a deal breaker but worth mentioning. I would say that if you have a macbook or imac then this would like great, with a PC I suppose it depends on the colour scheme of your set up.
But like I said its a great product and I can't really find any major fault with it.
I'm so glad I bought this product. I have a SurfacePro 4 which I ordered recently, and was disappointed to find that it only has one USB port. I save my documents to a USB stick and need to plug in a headset to use dictation software, so this was a nightmare. This product is sleek, unobtrusive, and works excellently! There was no complicated set up; just a quick read of the instructions, plug it in, and you're good to go! The best part is that you can still safely remove each USB device individually, and then safely remove the port hub. The computer still registers them as separate devices, which I was worried it wouldn't. This is such a good price for such a useful product. Would highly recommend!
This USB Hub is great! The cylindrical aluminum body looks absolutely stunning on my desk, as it matches my Macbook Air. Also, the port placement, which is alternating on the sides, is awesome, because it gives me a significant amount of space between the ports so that I can use cables with thicker heads. I also really like how portable the device is thanks to the previously mentioned cylindrical design and port placement.
Moving on, the USB 3.0 technology allows me to transfer data at lightning fast speeds! Plus, the seven port quantity means I can have a lot of high-speed transfers occurring at once!
For all of these reasons, I can DEFINITELY recommend this USB hub :)
This has been a great hub for me. I just needed something for my less permanent peripherals. I hate having to reach behind my iMac to plug something in so this works great under my monitor stand where I can easily remove or plug in cables.