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Satechi Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB Hub hands-on

Satechi Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB Hub hands-on

Today we're taking a look at an utterly simple yet near-perfectly designed little accessory made by Satechi for the Apple line of desktop and notebook computers. This is the Satechi Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB Hub, and it does exactly what it says it will do. It's made of aluminum, works with USB 2.0 speeds (no faster, no slower than the USB ports we've already got on our MacBook Pro, and matches the quality and the feel of the MacBook line almost right on point.

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Satechi 12 Port USB Hub revealed and detailed

Satechi 12 Port USB Hub revealed and detailed

Manufacturers at Satechi have what the world has wanted for years and never knew it: a 12 Port USB hub, complete with power adapter and 2 control switches: all your smartphones plugged into one single strip. I suppose you're wondering why you don't just plug all your devices into the power strip you've got sitting here already. I'll tell you why: that power strip needs to be used for all of your laptops, of course! Here what you've got instead is a device which can both power your devices and feed data in and out of your computer - all at the same time!

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Cambrionix V3 49-port USB Hub breaks cover

Cambrionix V3 49-port USB Hub breaks cover

If you've ever lamented the absence of USB ports on your netbook, then here's the obvious solution: details of Cambrionix's second-generation USB Hub have emerged, and as 49 port interfaces go it's not too shabby.  Intended for quality assurance testing, large-scale USB network-attached storage and heavy duty image replication, each port gets 500mA of power and there's a single USB connection to the host computer.

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MvixUSA DS-100 is HD media hub for Digital Signage

MvixUSA DS-100 is HD media hub for Digital Signage

MvixUSA is bringing the increasingly popular multimedia hub out from your living room to serve the business class digital signage. The DS-100 works via a combination of a DLNA-complaint HD media player and a supplied PC-based control portal. It supports HD media playbacks from videos, music to images via networked devices or storages such as DLNA server/player, UPnP server, a built-in Flash storage of 16GB, an external USB hdd, wirelessly or though a LAN.

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Tripp Lite USB over Cat5 extender offers 150 feet of USB connectivity

Tripp Lite USB over Cat5 extender offers 150 feet of USB connectivity

Though a single USB 2.0 cable length is limited to 5 meter or 16 feet, one could use a long chain of cables and hubs to reach a maximum usable distance of 25 meter or 82 feet. If you need connection longer than that, you can try a USB extender over Cat5 gadget. We’ve seen the Superbooster reached 150-feet, but slighter limited due to its wall plate mounting; here’s more from Tripp Lite with similar rating but are standalone hubs.

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