First and foremost, this is a 4-Port USB 3.0 Super-Speed Hub. However what makes this elegant piece of tech so noteworthy, is the unique design and array of USB ports. You see, this 4-Port hub features one USB 3.0 socket, for 5Gbps transfer speeds, and three USB 2.0 ports running at 480Mbps for all your other devices. The thinking here is that most of the time, you only have one transfer-speed critical device connected, while the other ports are likely used by mice, printers, and other USB peripherals which run perfectly fine at USB 2.0 speed!
This clever design and blend of USB 3.0 with 2.0 ports, makes for a more affordable USB Hub, that is ready to tackle almost anything you'll ask of it.
A special mention must also go to the design of this hub. It is, in a word, exquisite. There's a premium aluminium finish ad the whole design just epitomises minimalise. The slender chassis of the hub is barely larger than the size of the USB Type-A female socket on the end - so things can't really get more minimal than that!
This hub uses a USB 3.0 interface, making it backwards compatible to USB 2.0 ports, while providing fast 5Gbps connection speeds when conected to USB 3.0 sockets. Ultimately the total speed is limited to the capability of your individual computer system, but this should be plenty for fast file transfers between devices. No drivers needed for Windows and Mac. Compatible with Windows 8 Tablets and Surface Pro Supports plug-and-play hot-swapping. Just remember that while there's plenty of transfer speed to go around, all connected devices will be sharing the one USB power connection from the source port - so don't expect to daisy-chain a bunch of hard drives off your hub ;-)
Features & Specifications
Please note: Because a single USB port is being used to power any devices connected to this USB Hub, you may not be able to run mutiple high power USB devices together (like several external HDDs, Optical Drives or USB powered printers & scanners simultaneously). Such devices may require the full power provided by a dedicated USB port to operate correctly.