I really couldn’t get along a day without my USB hub that sits on my desk. The thing has a rat’s nest of wires running to and from all sorts of hardware like my printer, scanner, external storage, and a wealth of other things that need a USB port. My computer has a single USB 3.0 port on the back that sits vacant for now, but before long I will be ready to get some USB 3.0 devices to use it.
I know once that happens I will be looking for a new hub that will support USB 3.0 connectivity. Trendnet has pulled the wraps off a new hub called the TU3-H4 that will turn that single USB 3.0 port into a quartet of the things. Obviously, since you give up one of your 3.0 ports you only really gain three, but that is much better than the single most of us start with.
The hub ships with the cable needed to connect the device to your computer and provides the full 5Gb/s connectivity to anything you want to plug into the hub. The only real downside is that the hub sells for $79.99. It will ship “soon” and is even compatible with USB 2.0 ports.
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