Y Shaped 4 Port USB Hub From ApacerThe Y-Shaped USB hub from Apacer is a clever design, but it’s not the first time we’ve seen it.Â RiDATA introduces a flash drive with combo two port hub on the back side, which I’m still wondering why it hasn’t gained more popularity, about a year ago.Â The Apacer Y-shaped USB hub increases the port connectivity over the RiDATA by two fold, but doesn’t have flash memory storage.
The Apacer PH151 uses a miniUSB connection to the host computer [via cable] and then provides two vertical ports and two horizontal ports.Â To me, once you’ve put a cable to the hub, it doesn’t matter what shape it’s in.Â Just stick your device in and go.Â The clear advantage with this design, is increasing the port spacing for larger shaped flash drives or USB MP3 players.Â However, looking at the picture, it’s still a very tight fit for the two horizontal ports – those are probably best used for cable connections. The PH151 Y shaped USB hub comes with an optional power supply which is good for those power hungry devices like CD/DVD burners or heavy use of HHDs.
Apacer says: “The unique â€œYâ€-shape makes it not only stand out, but it also means connections are easier without chaos. The PH151 USB hub is a convenient and trendy way to connect all your USB peripherals.”I say: Who cares? Source: Tech Messenger.