Most attractive USB hubs?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by spunklemonkey, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. spunklemonkey macrumors member

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    Looking for cheap ish but cool looking usb hub, in uk, Ive got one but its horrible! Show me your hub! (or link, im in uk so can only buy uk but show all best hubs?)

    I know theres a few older topics on this but thought id see if theres any new things about. sorry if its boring.
     
  2. pinback pro macrumors member

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    [​IMG]

    i have this one. works great. really like it...matches my stuff too. its powered, which is important for me. its made my iogear. 7 port, 5 usb and 2 IEEE 1394a ports.
     
  3. spunklemonkey thread starter macrumors member

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    hehe at starfish and ball one :)

    What is the make of the one you have pinback pro? Looks expensive !
     
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  5. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    Macally Trihub7

    Maybe not the most beautiful one, but VERY practical: small footprint, triangular design to make it accessible, and great performance.

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  6. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    It's kinda big, but it looks nice. plus, it comes with a keyboard! Only 2 ports, though.

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  7. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    cool! where did you get it? ;)
     
  8. spunklemonkey thread starter macrumors member

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    I personally like that IO Gear 4 one and think ill try getting that one prolly, the tray one is good if you want a tray Ive seen that before, good idea.

    Just got to find one in the uk now (hint, hint!) :p

    This goes with the alu one quite well:

    http://www.usbnow.co.uk/Hubs-USB_7_...est"_iHub_with_Power_Supply/product_info.html

    I have white one so I like white and black, but saying that if I get alu one white and black still looks good.
     
  9. mbb player macrumors newbie

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    I think is one of the most elegant looking:

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    ... and really tiny and convenient.

    It has been around a while, but now it matches the iPhone 3G, iMacs and the new MacBooks.
     
  11. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    I've been looking for one...and a card reader (my printer doesn't accept CF cards).

    I found this one and am thinking about buying it. It doesn't hav many but frees up at least 2 USB plugs.

    Griffin Simplifi:
    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/simplifi

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  12. chrisricho macrumors newbie

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    A quick question on this one does it only require a usb connection back to your mac or not? reason i ask is that this might be a way to get firewire on the new al macbook.

    Edit: my bad found out it does have an additional connector for the firewire back to the mac. Oh well can keep dreaming :)
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    that would be nice. however, i bet there is a usb and firewire cable to connect
     
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  17. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Yeah. USB and FW use different protocols, so hubs to not convert one to the other. Would be nice though.
     
  18. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    Jeez, sorry my post wasn't timely but here is a Youtube video of the Triumph twin cylinder USB hub. Makes noise and rumbles!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7fInBYiR5s

    I love this thing!!! BTW, it doesn't leak oil.
    :cool:

    The Darth Vader hub is definitely way cool too.
    :cool:
     
  19. godslabrat macrumors 6502

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    Didn't someone build a USB hub into an iMac podium? Did it also have spaces for extra HDDs? If I were using an iMac, that's absolutely what I'd get
     

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