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$6.99+FS 4-Port USB 3.0 High Speed Portable Hub

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[Primecables.ca] $6.99+FS 4-Port USB 3.0 High Speed Portable Hub

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Jun 15, 2011
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valnor wrote: isn't this a little bulky?
Nope. I have something similar from Canada Computers. No issues with portability or "bulkiness".
Blanka
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West GTEH!
Thanks OP.
Might come in handy for my Laptop as I only have 2 USB ports. And 1 is used for my wireless receiver for my keyboard & mouse.
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Aug 4, 2008
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Mmmm is this a USB C or USB A hub? Description says "Reversible USB-C connector for hassle-free connections", but images show a USB A port.

I am thinking the description is incorrect and it's just a USB A (3.0) hub.
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Mar 27, 2008
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I always find it useful to have these around, ordered 2.
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When I do USB 3.0 Type A hubs, I only do powered hubs.

Too many painful life lessons.
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775681 wrote: This one has 13 ports and only $7.49, but USB 2.0
What do you guys think?

https://www.primecables.ca/p-384596-net ... rimecables
Do you really need that many ports? USB 2.0 is fine for keyboards, and mice. The on-off switch is nice though.

I'm not really a big fan of hubs that don't have an optional power input port. If spinning drives are connected, without the extra power, there could be an issue.
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Brunswich
I've had this exact hub for 2 years. One of the USB ports is busted now. It's not the sturdiest of hubs, but for the price you can't go wrong.
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I'd been using one of these for a couple of months before it started falling apart.
Probably wear from semi-frequently swapping devices, but it wasn't very well built.

Worth noting that it feels even cheaper than the price tag might imply.

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