Give me some suggestions for a USB hub for my 27" iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ozziegn, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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    I just picked up my 27" iMac and so far I'm liking it. except for the fact that getting to the USB ports is gonna be a pain.

    so my question is, what kind of USB hubs are you guys and gals using? I need some good suggestions on something that works well with these computers but yet it also has to look great too.

    any suggestions?
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Just pick a nice one man, there's thousands of USB hubs out there.
     
  3. ozziegn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know there's thousands out there. I want to know what other iMac users are using. as I said earlier, I 'm looking for something that's gonna work but also match the iMac's appearance.
     
  4. AV8TOR macrumors regular

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    Yes I know what you mean. I found a white Belkin 4 USB hub that only has a short 6" cable. It drops down nicely for easy access and no cable clutter.
     
  5. Siriosys macrumors regular

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    I've got a Griffin Simplifi as I also own an iPhone.

    It's a nice little desktop hub, albeit with only 2 ports, but also has card reader and obviously the iPhone/iPod dock on top - and it matches the nice shiny goodness of your iMac :D

    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/simplifi
     
  6. ozziegn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^ there we go. finally a good suggestion. I like the fact that it also has the iPhone dock.

    please keep more suggestions coming.
     
  7. Siriosys macrumors regular

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    Yep, that iPod/iPhone dock meant one less USB port used up on the back of the iMac. Obviously, the Simplifi needs a port itself, but it's affectively adding 3 ports (2 x USB + Dock).

    It's worth noting that if you're going to be hooking up larger hard disks or other power hungry devices, that you should use the included power adapter that it comes with.
     
  8. BeamWalker macrumors 6502

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    I really like the Lacie USB Hub. I looks very slick and works quite well.
     
  9. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    if you are not afraid of drilling a hole in your desk ....
    http://www.acorn-comms.co.uk/silver-80mm-desk-grommet-with-p-884.html


    for the older white iMac's i would simply suggest this one here
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    but i use just this one here its perfect as it allows to connect the hub to two computers and needs just switching instead of reconnecting all the connected devices all the time
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