Good usb hub for MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Gadgetman99, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Gadgetman99 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2009
    I saw this at a store this weekend, and thought it would be a great travel hub for the MBA:

    Some nice things about it:

    1. Small.
    2. Has 4 ports.
    3. Has a thumb drive dock type port in the middle (the thumb drive would stand up when inserted).
    4. One port is both a regular usb port and also a mini-usb port, so no additional cable needed for mini-usb devises (external HD, camera etc).
  2. jimboutilier macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2008
    Had one I used with my RevA MBA. Was great for anything but an external drive. Not enough power in the MBA USB port to power both the hub and an external drive so if you plugged an external drive (optical or HD) into the HUB it would not work (device seemed like it was powered but would not function properly).
  3. still in school macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2009
  4. caonimadebi macrumors regular

    May 7, 2009
    I used one of these ( with my Seagate Freeagent Go 500GB USB-powered external HDD and it seems to work fine, USB-ethernet adapter works great too. I got one of these for about $4.
  5. MajorTCS macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2009
    Farmington CT
    I am using the following: BELKIN Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Ultra-Mini-Hub. It even works with my Plextor PX-610U DVD/CD Drive which I bought in lieu of the Apple Super Drive. Both are good so far.

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