Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ChickenSwartz, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    I need to buy a USB Hub. I will use it to connect my external HD, iPod, mouse, camera, and other things to my laptop.

    Things I am looking for:
    --Relatively small, I want to mount it (via double-sided tape) to the underside of my desk to keep it out of the way.
    --I need it to be powered (obviously?).
    --I want cheap but reliable.
    --I want to be able to buy it at a store locally if possible (BestBuy, CompUSA, CircuitCity)

    Can anyone recommend good/bad brands, or specific models that they have had good/bad luck with?

  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    Well, I personally like Belkin hubs, which you can get at stores usually. If you get them online, use the code "12345" to save about 40% on the price.
  3. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    goto best buy and look around they have tons of pretty cheep ones!

    im using a Targus
    ive never heard of that company, but it works like its suppose to!
    Its got my iPod and my keyboard (used for an extender)
    my mouse is hooked up to my keyboard
  4. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    That's not a bad idea! I might have to look into that myself. :)

    Anywho, Belkins are nice. I have a USB/Firewire hub from D-Link. Was the best one I could find that matched my needs....maybe check out IOGear? I have a nice card reader from them.
  5. garfield2002 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2003
    On which online store can you use this code to get 40% off? :confused:

    PS: I use the same code on my luggage. :D
  6. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    Oh, sorry. At
  7. ChickenSwartz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    Thanks everyone. I bought one last night at BestBuy. 7-port Belkin hub for $24.99. Mounted it under my desk, looks/works great.

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  8. jonnytruant macrumors member


    May 15, 2008
    West Chester, PA
    The Belkin 7 looks great!! I think I might go pick one up tomorrow:D What did you use to mount it under your desk? Velcro and double sided tape would be an obvious choice but that could potentially leave residue on a great looking hub!


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