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Kensington 33118 DomeHub USB 2.0 (7 ports)

  • 7 x USB 2.0
  • USB 2.0/1.1
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The FlyHub 2.0 won't be pushed around like featherweight, plastic USB hubs. Its weighted base and non-skid feet stay put, even when cables are being connected or disconnected. And with its USB 2.0 speed-up to 40 times faster than USB 1.1-the hub is a heavyweight performer, connecting up to seven USB devices.


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Model

Brand
Kensington
Model
33118

Spec

Type
USB
Standards
USB 2.0/1.1
Ports
7 x USB 2.0
Transfer Rate
1.5/12/480Mbps

Features

Features
Weighted base and non-skid feet stay put
Seven USB ports to connect up to seven devices
USB 2.0 delivers up to 40 times the speed of USB 1.1
Dome design adds stylish flair
FlyLight included
Works with USB 2.0 and 1.1

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Mike C.
  • 4/9/2011 12:12:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsA Weighty Subject

Pros: This thing is just splendid. I've had it for over 2 years now and am about to buy another one, this time for the office computer. I've used it one 3 different computers, XP, Vista, and now 7, and have had no issues. It is a powered USB hub, yes, but you shouldn't be plugging multiple external hard drives to it that aren't powered themselves. As long as you keep that in mind, you will be golden. I have 3 different 1TB+ external hard drives (individually powered) to the weighted hub and they are on constantly, and constantly sharing data between themselves and the computer. Zero issues. I have my mouse, keyboard, 3 hard drives, and then I leave the top port open for occasional flash drive usage.

This is the hub you have been wishing for, as long as you keep in mind that you shouldn't be using multiple devices that will suck power from the hub.

Cons: Mine came with a flex light that popped into the top USB slot, which was a really cool idea, and also a TOTAL failure. The LED inside the light was dimmer than the dimmest thing you can imagine. But that was just a cheap "buy me get this flex light free" thing they threw in back in the day. The overall hub is great.

Other Thoughts: My only wish is that the hub was heavier, but now I'm just getting picky aren't I?

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/6/2009 9:14:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsProblems from the Start

Pros: The device has a lot of connections which is great since everything seems to use a USB interface these days. It also has it's own power source, which is helpful for pushing power to several of the device I have / had hooked up to it.

The device is heavy, and it's able to stay in place, even with a lot of connections connected to it.

Cons: The lights which are supposed to indicate a connection only work on 2 of the ports. The two outer connections to the right are basically worthless as they can't maintain a constant connection (windows finds the device, loses it, and finds it again, and the process goes on, and on, and on).

Other Thoughts: I love the design and the weight of the product. If it actually worked properly, it would be a great device.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/21/2008 11:52:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsLasted two years.

Pros: Nice looking. Very reliable until recently (see Cons). Every port was utilized the moment I took it out of the box and five of the used ports had 'always on' devices with the other two being digital camera cables. I liked the unit, didn't have any problems, and it migrated through three computers without a hitch. (I'm an IT Pro and get new machines fairly regularly).

Cons: The unit has been hooked to the current computer for about seven months without a problem and is on a high end UPS with AVR so it is protected from shocks and brownouts.
In the last two weeks the desktop started randomly locking up and the devices attached to this hub started misbehaving. I thought I had USB port go bad on the pc and moved the hub to a different port to test. Then, catching the lights fluttering on the hub just before a lockup, I realized it was likely the Kensington.
Last night (and the reason I'm on New Egg today shopping for a new one) it started flashing and going off and on. After 'resetting' it I got messages saying 'my devices will run faster if I plug them into a USB 2 port.' I pulled a hub off of another computer and all the errors went away.

R.I.P. Kensington hub

Other Thoughts: After reading some of the other reviews, with similar problems, I don't think I'll buy another one of these.

One thing, in Kensington's defense, the problem could be caused by the power supply (probably not manufactured by Kensington though quality control of those parts is Kensington's responsibility) or it could still be one of the USB devices I have is going bad or my pc is about to suffer a major failure. I can't really target the problem to the hub just yet (only time will tell after I get a new one).

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  • Gus K.
  • 11/6/2008 11:25:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsPower Issues

Pros: It's nice looking and the USB plug at the top makes it really convenient for USB sticks.

Cons: Although this comes with a power adapter plugging a few devices will overload this unit. My old D-Link cube does not have any problem with this. Also, when using Vista the device needs to be reset when you power up the PC...about once a month.

Other Thoughts: Too bad, this is one of the nicest looking and solidly built USB hub out there but the power issues just make this not too stable. Maybe buying another power adapter will fix this issue as I'm sure its not defective. We are using a few of these units and they all have the same problems.

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  • Zarko B.
  • 9/11/2008 4:41:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsUseless for external hard drives

Pros: 7 ports- if they worked.

Cons: Unable to power more then one external hard drive. Freezes laptop when it comes from hibernation.

Even my little Toshiba tablet powers 2 and I was able to power 3 of them form a Thinkpad with a basic, power-conducting USB hub. This hub comes with a 3 A AC adapter so it can't be that it really lacks the power, meaning that it refuses to power more demanding peripherals by design. That makes it completely useless if you have more then one external 2.5in drive.

Also, if it's connected it deterministically freezes my Toshiba tablet if it's coming up from a hibernation. The same happened if it's connected to the docking station instead of the laptop. Nothing like this ever happened with other 3 USBs I have. This may or may not be the same issue that other people reported but having more severe consequences.

Other Thoughts: This is a big disappointment for me since I used to trust Kensignton products a lot (even have their backpack), but since there's nothing I can change about this, if someone knows about a 7+ port hub that actually can power multiple external USB hard drives, please mention it in your comments.

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  • Ryan L.
  • 8/17/2008 11:54:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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3 out of 5 eggsCasual Issues

Pros: Sleek and somewhat comfortable feel; the dome sits pretty well atop most of the surfaces I have tried with its gripped and decently weighted base. Nice look, and when it does the job, it's plenty capable of doing the job.

Cons: Some of the same issues I've already read: when it 'hibernates,' it doesn't always want to wake back up. My first inclination when I came to the problem that the hub stopped adequately working, I suspected that it had shorted out on me and I was completely prepared to send it back. But after testing the conditions, I simply found that it likes to take longer naps than it supposed to.

Other Thoughts: My personal experience with the product isn't quite as negative as the others I've read about, but I still faced the same issue. The fact: if you want a completely functional device, the chances are this won't be your item based on the fact that you run the risk that you will most likely have to face the same thing. If you feel like taking the 90% chance that it will work on your boot-up (knowing that you'll have to haggle with the other 10% if the problem arises) then this might just be the toy for your workspace.

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  • Gus K.
  • 6/6/2008 10:46:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood but have Power Issues

Pros: One of a kind. I need a hub with a USB plug on top for when I need to quickly access a USB key. It also looks nice, have 5 other usable ports, and a power adaptor.

Cons: This gets a 3 rating as the when hub goes to sleep it does not wake up some of the time. For example, if you have a mouse plugged in, you may need to unplug and plug the mouse to get it working. This happens about once a week. Another issue is that I need a juice that a power adapter provides but the one that comes with this doesn't seem to have enough power (even though it says 3A) as the whole hub will go dead when certain power demanding devices are plugged. This has never happened to my old ugly power DLink hub.

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  • Richard H.
  • 5/8/2008 8:10:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSolid, Works where others won't

Pros: I am using USB Active Extension Repeaters for a specialized applications. Putting a cheap USB hub at the end works until the cheap USB hub is powered off / on and then it will fail - permanently (ugh!). Not so with the Kensington DomeHub; it keeps on working as it should! Combined with the USB Active Extension Repeaters, I now have a solution that I couldn't have otherwise.

Cons: I thought this was expensive but it is actually a few dollars cheaper than a competing product that I tried that failed with the USB Active Extension Repeaters so maybe I shouldn't complain!

Other Thoughts: I wish I would stop forgetting about Kensington. They seem to make a lot of good products. This isn't the first time a Kensington product has succeeded for me when other products have failed.

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