HB4002G USB 3.0 Hub

Mac Format - - RATED | KIT - £13 Man­u­fac­turer Inateck, inateck.com Novem­ber 2014

2 MacBooks pro­vide a pal­try duo of USB ports. This por­ta­ble hub turns one port into four. It fea­tures a short but (5mm) thick in­te­grated cable. It’s bus-pow­ered, and lacks a port for a mains power adapter, or a Y cable to pinch it from a sec­ond port – its ex­tra plug is a mi­cro USB adapter for tablets. How­ever, the hub passed through a built-in port’s 900mA. Nat­u­rally, de­vices con­tend for band­width but, de­pend­ing on si­mul­ta­ne­ous de­mands, fast ones such as the SSD we re­view on page 84 can still reach their peak trans­fer rates. Alan Stone­bridge

This is a con­ve­nient por­ta­ble hub, but it lacks the abil­ity to pro­vide more power to sev­eral de­mand­ing de­vices.

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