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Monitor Mate Ultra3.0 Multifunctional Monitor Platform with USB3.0 Hub + Cardreader (Black)

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Multifunctional Expansion Platform
Docking Stations / Stands / Coolers




Color: Black | White | Silver
Card support: SD/MMC + Smart Card + CompactFlash + MicroSD
USB Hub: USB3.0 x 3 + USB 2.0 x 2
Dimension: 590 x 210 x 68mm
Keyboard stowing capacity: 480mm long by 40mm high
Weight: 2.0kg
Material: SECC
Load-bearing capacity: 30kg
Power Adaptor: 100 - 240 V input / DC 5V output


Transfer rate up to 5Gbps with USB 3.0
External power supply including
Cable management support
Support XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 Mac V10.4.8 or higher
Support up to 64GB Memory Cards
Support SDHC, high capacity memory card.

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  • Edmond L.
  • 9/26/2013 4:25:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsA few things to be aware of before purchasing...

This review is from: Monitor Mate Ultra3.0 Multifunctional Monitor Platform with USB3.0 Hub + Cardreader (Black)

Pros: 1. Aesthetically pleasing.
2. Convenient.

Cons: 1. Due to what I feel is inadequate protection from the packaging, my first unit arrived with a dent on the front of the unit to the right of the memory card reader and USB ports. I sent it back to be replaced (at my own cost) and received my replacement about a week later.
2. Supplied USB 3 cable needs better shielding.
3. Power LED far, far too bright.
4. Can't charge iPad.

Other Thoughts: The first thing you notice is that the aluminum used for the Monitor Mate is nowhere near the quality of the aluminum Apple uses on their Macs. It's thinner and feels like it will dent far more easily, but since it's an accessory that probably won't be moved much, it should be good enough. Second, the white LED light immediately to the left of the memory card reader is BRIGHT. Extremely, blindingly bright!! It is bright enough to be used in a flashlight. I currently use a few little Avery labels stacked on top of each other to cover it and it still shines through.

Next, I want to discuss some of the technical aspects. Included is a flat USB cable (as opposed to the more common round type of cable) to connect the hub to your computer. The hub uses a USB type A male connection, not the more common type B or Micro B. This cable ended up being inadequately shielded and caused interference with my Magic Mouse. I ordered a replacement cable and all interference is now gone.

After I sorted out the cable shielding issue, I put the USB hub and memory card reader through a few tests. What I found a bit odd was that the two USB ports on the underside of the unit appear to be USB 2 while the three USB ports on the front of the unit are USB 3. The memory card reader is hardwired to the USB 2 portion. I used it to clone a 32GB SD card and it worked fine. One thing that is missing and something I wish for is an activity light for the memory card reader. For those who are interested, the USB hub does not provide enough power to charge iPads.

While it is an aesthetically pleasing unit, which is important to me since it will be used in my home, it does have its issues. Anyone who is interested in purchasing one should be prepared to spend a few extra bucks for another USB cable and maybe shipping if you happen to receive a dented unit, like I did. In the near future, I intend to open up the USB hub/memory card reader portion and see if I can replace or remove the LED. Maybe I'll be able to change it to an activity light for the memory card reader.

This accessory can be much better with just a few changes. However, in its current form, I can only give it 3 eggs.

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