Looking for a good looking USB hub

MiloMac

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Original poster
Sep 16, 2002
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Austin, Texas...y'all
I currently have a decent little 4 port hub that I'm using w/ my iMac, but am looking for a sleek hub that I can use w/ the iBook I'm gonna buy in 4-6 weeks.

I'm putting a premium on style as I want it to sit on my desktop where it will feed my SoundSticks & dock for my Kodak digicam.

Any ideas/suggestions are appreciated.
 

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Jun 22, 2001
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Originally posted by MacBandit
This is the one I use. It is fairly small has some really cool leds to show what it's doing. The case is translucent also. It will also run bus powered or self powered.

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Product_Id=93743


It also comes in the Mac model which is blue.

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Product_Id=114133
I lost my faith in Belkin, the transformer that comes with that hub in the uk is faulty. I had 3 of them and they all over heated. I took to an electrician and he couldn't believe that they could make a mistake like that.
 

MacBandit

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Re: Anybody have one of these?

Originally posted by MiloMac
I just stumbled across this little number from a google search.

http://www.drbott.com/prod/db.lasso?code=3329-MUHS

It's bus powered (which I like), and looks like it was designed w/ the iBook/TiBook specifically in mind. I wish it was USB 2.0 compliant, but that's not a major issue for me right now. Anybody have one of these Mini-Hubs?
Bus power is nice and all until you try to hook a scanner, printer, and keyboard to it. If you have many USB powered devices of any sort you will quickly overdraw the bus.

I have not had any problems with the Belkin. I ran it maxed with everything plugged into it for nearly a month. This included a Bus powered scanner that would not work unless it was directly pluged into the computer or on a powered hub.