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This review is from: GWC HU2SA0 USB 2.0 10-Port Hub, Include Power adapter and USB Cable
Pros: Cool blue glowing LED's, great price, good quality build, plenty of USB ports including easy access. The A/C Power adapter ensures you won't have to worry about drawing too much power. I use this for my living room PC entertainment system. It acts not only as a hub but also an extension cord. I connected mouse, keyboard, and 3 gaming controllers to it as well as use it for charging phones.
Cons: None that I can think ofREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Logitech F310 (940-000110) Gamepad
Pros: Great sturdy feel, and the capability to switch between DirectX and XInput means this will work with any game that supports controllers. This product is everything it claims to be.
Cons: The XBox 360 drivers (XInput mode) power consumption is too high to use on a USB-hub with bus power only (needs external power adapter), see "Other thoughts" section for more details.
Other Thoughts: I checked the USB power consumption to see if this would work with a standalone 4-port USB hub (on Windows Vista and 7). Using DirectX the controller only requires 100mA, which is perfect for up to 4 controllers on a hub powered only by the bus. However, when using XInput, this controller requires 500mA, which means that even 1 controller wouldn't work on bus power alone. An adapter (externally) powered USB hub is required in that case.
This is of no fault to Logitech because the default drivers are for a MS XBox 360 controller and calls for that much power even if it's not necessary, i.e. this controller has no rumble/vibration. This might be solved with different drivers than the MS default, but I have not found any or tried that yet.
Pros: Great for applications which can run in parallel. I can't really complain about anything for the low price.
Cons: Not the best for applications that run in serial. I actually outperformed this CPU with another that was 2 years older for running serial processes.
Other Thoughts: Great product for the low priceREAD FULL REVIEW