Super-Speed USB 3.0 Hub and Gigabit Speed Network Access all-in-one!
Have you run out of USB ports on your new Microsoft Surface Tablet? Or bought a slim netbook that doesn't have a network socket? These are the common issues we face now that technology has gone on a diet. When we're faced with smaller form factors, slim cases and compact sizes, the first thing we miss is the versatility of the older generation.
With this USB 3.0 Super-Speed compatible hub, you get the best of a fast 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub, plus a Gigabit USB to Ethernet Adapter in the one handy device. Enjoy blazing fast access to all your USB 3.0 portable hard drives and flash drives, plus access to all your older USB 2.0 accessories including printers, cameras and more.
More than just a USB Hub, you also get a full size Ethernet port for Gigabit access to your router or modem via regular cat5 or cat6 RJ45 network cable. This allows you to skip the WiFi shenanigans and copy files across your network at full speed, even if you're rocking 1000Base-T hardware. Great for those pesky wireless connection errors, low speeds or annoying drop-outs. You can even use it as a second network card to access different networks simultaneously.
This device is plug and play on most systems including Windows XP to Win 10. We have also included a driver download for Mac OS X.
Features & Specifications
- 5 Year Cable Chick Replacement Warranty
- USB 3.0 Type-A (Male) Interface (Click here for our USB 3.1 Type-C and USB 2.0 models)
- 3x USB 3.0 sockets for external drives and accessories
- 1x Full-Size RJ45 Ethernet Port socket for Gigabit Network Access
- Current Max: 900mA max
- USB 3.0 and fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 standards
- Hot swappable
- Driverless for hub function
- USB Cable length: 15cm
- Windows XP to 10 Compatible + Mac OSX
- Dimensions: 110mm x 32mm x 18mm
- Colours: Black
- Available USB 3.0 or 2.0 Port
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
- Mac OS X and above
Please note: Because a single USB port on the computer/laptop is being used to access all connected peripherals, simultaneous use of high-load devices will reduce your overall data bandwidth for each device. For example: copying files from multiple attached hard drives or memory sticks will slow your transfer rate considerably. Likewise, simultaneous use of high-powered peripherals may reduce the available current. For example, charging multiple iPads at once will slow the charge rate on all devices.
Posted: 9th Feb, 2015
Can I use this device to add another Network port to a printer with and existing Network Card and a usb port so I can connect the printer to 2 different Network Segments?
"Unfortunately not. The USB port on your printer is only able to understand storage devices (and possibly only one at a time), and won't have the drivers needed to operate the network adapter hardware."
Posted: 13th May, 2015
A potentially stupid question given it states that Mac OSX onwards is one of the system requirements, but does the gigabit network function work with Apple as well? I'm looking at using this with the new 2015 Apple Macbook. It will be connected through the USB c adapter into a USB 3 socket.
"Yes, the Ethernet function of the hub is operable under OSX and above. The driver disc is not required - it works without any additional software. Not a stupid question at all, even the product box is vague on this point. We tested it ourselves and it was all good!"
Posted: 9th June, 2015
Does this come with a power transformer?
"This product does not require an external power supply. It runs entirely from the USB socket."
Posted: 1st Sept, 2015
Looks ideal for Surface Pro 3 with single USB 3.0 port and no Ethernet port
Has it been tested on Windows 10?
"Yes. It has been tested under Windows 10. It didn't even need the driver disc for full gigabit network support. Very cool!"
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