Non Genuine but cool usb hub

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by elf69, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. elf69 macrumors 65816

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    Meh. It's pretty much the same as hundreds of other hubs on the market. Even down to the size, shape and location of ports. The difference being the manufacturer has chosen to illegally use Apple's logo. Obviously not a particularly reputable manufacturer given they brazenly flout the law, good luck getting it fixed if it ever breaks.
     
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    Yes agree highly illegal product using apple logo.

    I'd not be overly bothered if bust within a year which is quite rare anyway.

    i'd not say was cheap though, seen cheaper powered usb 2 hubs.
     
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    Sometimes it's better to have USB2. USB3 can cause problems with Bluetooth because it can cause radio interference if your hub and devices are not correctly shielded. And you can pretty much guarantee cheap USB3 hubs are not shielded correctly.

    So... if your only using your hub for things like mice, keyboards, iPhone/iPad sync and charging (ie you don't need high speed for storage and so on) you're better off with USB2.

    http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/whitepapers/327216.pdf
     

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