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[Amazon.ca] TP-Link 7-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Hub $39.99

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[Amazon.ca] TP-Link 7-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Hub $39.99

Been hunting for a usb hub for the good ol' desktop and found this one. seems decent and it's made by a known brand, so how bad can it be compared to the bunch of no-name powered hubs I see on amazon? The more expensive model has 2 extra dedicated charge ports that provide 2.4A but it is 49.99 right now so I just went with this cheaper model (3 of the 7 ports can provide up to 1.5A but all 7 ports are able to data transfer). Lowest price according to the three camels.
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Thanks OP. Don’t see why people downvoted this deal as a badly priced item.
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djemzine wrote: Thanks OP. Don’t see why people downvoted this deal as a badly priced item.
because you can get cheap chinese unpowered 7 usb3 hubs for less than that pretty regularly. that's why. That being said, I do think it's a decent deal myself.
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Powered is the way to go. I already own one or I'd get this.
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Purchased this back in Jan and returned it. The 1.5A was a deal breaker for me as some devices prefer more power and it impacts data transfer speed. Also, check to see if the adaptor can output enough juice as I don't think it did according to my tests.
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slitcher wrote: because you can get cheap chinese unpowered 7 usb3 hubs for less than that pretty regularly. that's why. That being said, I do think it's a decent deal myself.
Fair enough, but doesn't reliability/quality also matter?
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djemzine wrote: Fair enough, but doesn't reliability/quality also matter?
chances are this one is also made in china.
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Clement wrote: Been hunting for a usb hub for the good ol' desktop and found this one. seems decent and it's made by a known brand, so how bad can it be compared to the bunch of no-name powered hubs I see on amazon? The more expensive model has 2 extra dedicated charge ports that provide 2.4A but it is 49.99 right now so I just went with this cheaper model (3 of the 7 ports can provide up to 1.5A but all 7 ports are able to data transfer). Lowest price according to the three camels.
Not exactly a hot deal. At this price I would hope for USB-C support and higher current/voltage support, as a HOT deal. But perhaps that is just wishful thinking on my part. The following is the USB hub I ordered on the weekend for $12.99:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07KVV ... UTF8&psc=1

Only 4 ports, not 7, and not powered. So it will not meet the same needs. But it meets my need.

Based my own way of evaluating deals, I would call this one warm. Which means I will only upvote if it is something I was looking to purchase. And I will only downvote if there is something wrong with it.

But if this is what you need, by all means buy it.

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