Inateck Portable 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub review

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Donka, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Donka macrumors 68020

    Donka

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    The 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub from Inateck is exactly that, a hub with 4 USB 3.0 ports. The only thing you will find in the box is the hub itself, nothing else is required as this is true plug and play. This measures 110 x 20 x 32 mm and weighs only 57g.

    The hub features a 30cm cable and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 standards as expected. It is also bus powered so no additional power supply is required but that means you won't be using this for charging multiple devices as it is limited to the power the USB 3.0 port you have connected this hub to can supply.

    This features a high performance VIA chipset to ensure maximum throughput and it also features Overvoltage/Overcurrent/Leakage and Short-Circuit protection to keep your devices safe.

    All in all, this is a simple unit that does a simple job well. The thick, sturdy cable and lightweight of the hub makes this better suited to mobile use than a permanent fixture with a desktop solution. I think the many ultra books and Macbooks with only one or two USB ports are the ideal target for a product like this and it's a very handy item to have with you when travelling if you use a lot of USB devices.

    I got this from http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00D5K05UW/

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  2. winkosmosis macrumors member

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    It has over amperage protection but how does it know how many amps the computer can supply?
     
  3. Donka thread starter macrumors 68020

    Donka

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    I suspect it doesn't, it just knows how many amps the connected device is drawing and ensures that is all that is supplied. I don't know the technical architecture behind it to confirm though.
     

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