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Pros: With 7 USB3 ports plus 2 charging ports (1A and 2.1A), this makes an ideal hub for those lacking one, say at the monitor. I do some video editing and I have an HD camcorder, a digital camera and an HD webcam and only 2 USB3 ports on the front of my tower PC, one of which is usually occupied with an external backup hard drive that I use for transferring files to other machines. So with this hub plugged into the back of the machine with a USB extension cable, I have 7 more ports available.
The 2 charging ports are great for a quick recharge on my phone and tablet, although not being able to transfer data means I have to plug them into one of the active ports afterwards.
This hub is about 2/3rds the width of the older version that had one charging port, and the ports are on the top instead of arranged along both sides on the older one. It also has indicator lights next to each port so that you can verify the connection is working.
Other Thoughts: While a 4-ft USB cable would be handy instead of the supplied 3-footer, I would still need an extension cable for my setup, so not really an issue.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I connected this to the front USB3 port on my tower PC (Asus P8Z77 mobo with a 3770K cpu) and within 15 seconds Win7 had downloaded and installed all the drivers, including the Ethernet driver. Couldn't have been easier.
I have an older C2Q machine in the same room, connected via 802.11b Wi-Fi to the network, so file transfers between the two machines is seriously slow for large files. The gigabit Ethernet-to-USB3 connection speeds it up tremendously, even compared to a wired connection via the Verizon gateway which for some reason is limited to 100 Mbps. This is much more convenient as well since I don't need to unplug cables from the back of the tower, roll it out and then plug an Ethernet cable into the port on the back. Not that I do daily file transfers, but still convenient and fast.
Since my monitor doesn't have a USB hub built-in, I'll probably wind up using this as a hub for plugging in my HD video camera as well as an HD webcam for videoconferencing. My computer desk is L-shaped with the tower on the far side, so stringing cables everywhere is not an option.
Other Thoughts: Ethernet indicator lights would be handy to make sure connection is established.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: HooToo sent me one of these for a product review. I've been using it for a couple of months now, no problems. If you are limited in the number of USB 3.0 ports on your PC, this is a great way to add up to 7 more plus a charging station for an iPad or tablet or smart phone. I have a Nexus 7 tablet that I use as a remote control for playing movies or music with PowerDVD on my PC, so I can either plug the tablet into the charging port or into a USB port if I need to share or update files between the tablet and the PC. The charging port is active when the PC is off thanks to the included transformer, plus it is up to 4 amps charging current, which is 8x the half amp provided by regular USB ports.
I haven't measured the transfer speed plugging this into one of the front USB3 ports on my case, but I can vouch that it is far faster than the front USB2 ports also on the front of my case. Of course, you have to have a USB3 device to take full advantage of the speed.
A simple to use, but great product that I'd recommend to anyone needing USB port expansion.
Cons: NoneREAD FULL REVIEW