Posts Tagged ‘USB Hub’
Just last week GetUSB.info reported on a solar charging USB hub and a USB power strip and for noting more than to recharge your gadgets. It’s clear that USB is the common thread in recharging – and moving forward I only expect this trend to continue.
Speaking of continue, now we have a 13 port USB hub which fits right into your 5.25″ computer bay. I do say, the picture is inviting enough to get this add-on component and integrate it into your tower, but then we’ve got two questions for you. 1) Don’t most people use laptops these days and 2) Imagine all the cables coming out of this thing. I say this because you’ll quickly realize the ports are much too close for anything but cables. Even the most slim USB stick would have a hard time fitting into each port.
What I do like about the design is the power connection you can make to the internal power supply of your PC. This means the 13 port USB hub will support larger devices with more power thurst…say hard drives and large 64GB flash drives.
The 13 port hub isn’t on sale yet, but will be in late August 2010. Pricing was not given. Here is a link you can bookmark to check availability.Continue Reading
I understand it would take a fairly big solar panel to correctly power 4-5 devices connected to a USB hub, but it would be nice to see a trickle charge feature for anything connected.Â Like I said yesterday, in our house we have 3 iPhones, a Flip Video camera, two blue-tooth headsets and some other stuff, so a solar powered trickle charging USB hub would be nice. Continue Reading
The 13 port hub runs for $30. Continue Reading
We’ve seen the first step in USB 3.0 which is the USB host controller. This gives motherboards the opportunity for USB 3.0 devices to connect. Now we are starting to see other system support peripherals such as the USB 3.0 hub.
VIA announced their USB 3.0 four port hub this week just days before CES 2010. We fully expect others to make a similar announcement during the CES show, but VIA, thus far, has beat everyone to the punch.
The USB 3.0 hub supports 4 downstream ports and one upstream port. The board is powered via AC and VIA claims to have improved the power management in the USB 3.0 hubs to allow attached devices to enter into a lower power state when not being used. The chip itself is based on advanced 80nm CMOS technology which makes it a more power efficient USB hub controller.
VIA did indicate the USB 3.0 hub is not only backward compatible, but also supports the full 5Gb/s transfer rate USB 3.0 calls for. No word on price, but I’m forecasting a 50% increase in price over traditional USB hubs.Continue Reading
This hub looks very cool and plays a three second sound effect upon connection of a USB device.Â This really had me…until I read it was USB 1.1 compliant.Â I didn’t know China was still cranking out USB with ONLY 1.1 support…especially with USB SuperSpeed just around the corner. The 1.1 spec means this USB hub artillery gun is really only good for mice, keyboards and other slow input devices.Â Meaning you wont get the awesome sound effects all that often.Â Still, it might be worth the Continue Reading
Yes, it’s cute, but also useful.Â The USB photo frame also doubles as a 4 port USB hub…so you’re not just taking up valuable desk space, but making it a bit useful too.Â After all, with everything USB, a couple extra ports wouldn’t hurt. What else doesn’t hurt is the price tag – just $12.99 plus some change for shipping. Source: USB Fever. Continue Reading
Logitech posted some interesting information about selling their one billionth mouse after being in the market for 20+ years. The first mouse from the Switzerland-based Logitech was the P4 (pictured above), which began mass production in 1985 at the company’s birthplace. Logitech reached the 100 millionth mouse mark in 1996, and subsequently, topped 500 millionth 7 years later. The company is now selling at a rate of 376,000 mice per day and 7.8 million every month. Continue Reading
The 4 port lego hub looks very cool and would be a fun little addition to the office.Â A bit much in price for the concept of a 4 port USB hub, but given the custom build and stylized look, one could make the argument for the $50 price tag.Product is made by Databrick [great business name] and is available for immediate shipment anywhere in the world. To help close the deal, check out this ultra boring YouTube video with crazy brackground
The idea behind USBFever’s magnetic hub is convenience.Â Place it where you need it.Â There are three magnets on the underside of the 4 port hub with enough strength to hold any combination of USB cables and flash drives in place. The 4 port USB magnetic hub will only set you back 14 USD plus a couple bucks in shipping.Available via USBFever. Continue Reading