Seems like we finally got a proper USB 3.0 Hub

HFoletto

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Oct 30, 2013
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Hi, how are you?

I don't know how new this product is, but it isn't old, since I access Anker's website somewhat often.
So, this seems to be the proper USB 3.0 Hub.
What do you think?
For me it seems perfect, because it has 7 ports and can charge and transfer data from all the 7 ports!
Beside being interestingly expensive, I think this is finally a exceptional product.
Does someone here has a feedback of Anker USB Hubs?

Thank you.
 

fhall1

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Looks nice - I like the fact that any port can be used for full charging of anything. Only thing I don't like is when you go to Amazon, they aren't listing it for the US yet....they show the older model with only 1 high-power charging port.
 

HFoletto

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Looks nice - I like the fact that any port can be used for full charging of anything. Only thing I don't like is when you go to Amazon, they aren't listing it for the US yet....they show the older model with only 1 high-power charging port.
Yeah, that's right.
However this seller on ebay is selling this hub.

However I noticed it isn't perfect though. I'd like to have 3 ports in the back (for a printer, USB DAC and audio interface) and 4 in the front (for flash drives, iPhone and iPad). However I think that's not going to happen, unfortunately.
 

Steven Roller

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Looks nice - I like the fact that any port can be used for full charging of anything. Only thing I don't like is when you go to Amazon, they aren't listing it for the US yet....they show the older model with only 1 high-power charging port.
I'd like to purchase one, and I found that there were so many hubs there. I'm going to purchase Anker and below LOFTEK hub but is blowing hot and cold.
What's the difference between below one and ANKER hub? What I could find is only the appearance. Any other difference there?

http://www.amazon.com/High-Speed-Charging-Adapter-Included-Silver/dp/B00H73HPRO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394615379&sr=8-1&keywords=loftek+hub

http://www.ianker.com/product/68ANHUB-BC7A
 

fhall1

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The main difference is with the Anker any of the 7 ports can be used to fast-charge a high current draw device (e.g. iPad) whereas the LOFTEK only has two ports designated for charging and only one of those is for high current draw devices.
 

Steven Roller

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The main difference is with the Anker any of the 7 ports can be used to fast-charge a high current draw device (e.g. iPad) whereas the LOFTEK only has two ports designated for charging and only one of those is for high current draw devices.
Thank you for the information. I then studied them indeed and here was my finding.
Anker: 7 ports only have the USB 3.0 port, which are mainly used for data transfer, equal to the common PC ports. The max of its output could be only up to 500mAh, which is far away from the normal charge demand(1000mAh or above).
LOFTEK: 7 ports have the same function as ANKER’S, additional, LOFTEK has another two individual charging port(1000mAh & 2000mAh) to meet the user’s charging requirement especially the high current draw device such as iPad, Sumsung tablet. It means the LOFETK totally has 9 USB ports, including 7 ports for USB 3.0 data transfer and 2 ports especially for charger.
 

fhall1

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Not sure where you are looking but your comparison is flawed. All 7 ports on the Anker are capable of high current draw charging.

"Compliant with BC 1.2 charging specification, each port provides of up to 1.5A output current to BC 1.2-compliant mobile devices (refer to the list below). When disconnected from a computer, or when the computer is in sleep mode or powered off, the hub functions as a charging hub that provides full speed charges of up to 2A (10A output combined) to all USB-enabled devices. - See more at: http://www.ianker.com/product/68ANHUB-BC7A#sthash.KHpEkTGd.dpuf"
 

Steven Roller

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Mar 10, 2014
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Not sure where you are looking but your comparison is flawed. All 7 ports on the Anker are capable of high current draw charging.

"Compliant with BC 1.2 charging specification, each port provides of up to 1.5A output current to BC 1.2-compliant mobile devices (refer to the list below). When disconnected from a computer, or when the computer is in sleep mode or powered off, the hub functions as a charging hub that provides full speed charges of up to 2A (10A output combined) to all USB-enabled devices. - See more at: http://www.ianker.com/product/68ANHUB-BC7A#sthash.KHpEkTGd.dpuf"

I finnaly purchased the both hubs. Both are works great for me!
Thank you!