5 Stars By sojourner on 2014-10-15
High Quality and low price
I was amazed at the quality of this unit, (and I'm a gadget freak). It has solid USB connections. Nothing loose and cheesy about it. I attached it to the face of my tower PC with mounting tape. Looks and functions very solid. I'm an amateur photographer and am constantly disconnecting one-to use it for something else. Having this has saved me a great deal of frustration. I can even leave the cables plugged into the hub and just power off the L.E.D. power switches, so now I don't need to hunt for cables. I'm using it full time now for a month and have had no problems whatsoever. I'm VERY glad I got over some of the "if'y" reviews and bought this.
5 Stars By Malcamar on 2015-02-06
Works very well and passed a stress test.
I recently got this hub to replace a slower, older one and to be able to leave things plugged into it while only taking up on USB port on my laptop. Once I got it, I decided to see if I could make it cry. I am impressed. I plugged in my KVM, a thumb drive, my cell phone and an external HDD just for fun. Each device either came up immediately or did so once I bounced the switch on the hub. My cell phone says it is slowly charging and recommends that I use it's charger but that is not what I connected it to the hub for. I wanted to see if I could move data back and forth between phone, laptop, external HDD and thumbdrive and yes, I was able to move a folder with it's content across all devices. Another important thing is that the external drive comes with one of those two headed USB plugs in case it needs more juice to run and I did not have to connect the power USB connector. The HDD is running fine, off the hub, with just the data cable hook up. This means I can leave stuff plugged into the hub and connect everything to me laptop with only one USB connection. The individual on-off buttons are just icing on the cake. I am buying a second unit.
5 Stars By Mel on 2016-08-02
Makes life easier
My husband got this usb port to run multiple charging cords from our wall plug. Since there are not a lot of plugs in our room, it was vital to get a multiport usb to be able to charge our phones and bluetooth headphones. My husband chose this one because he liked the idea that he could turn on and off the individual usb plugs. He also liked the idea that he might be able to use it with his computer, so he was getting multiple uses out of the same device.
We had no problem setting up the charger in our room. The plug is very short, just like in the picture. We were hoping that it might be a bit longer so we could easily put it on a dresser. Since it was short, we had to use and extension cord to get it up there. I can see how the shortness might end up being an issue for the computer as well, espically if you are forced to use usb plus on the back of a desktop. Other than that, we haven’t had any problems with the port. All four of the plugs turn on (light up) and off without any problem. We are able to get our devices to charge from each of the ports, with multiple at the same time. It seems to be a solid little device and I am glad that we bought it.
Overall, it has been a very useful device to have. We are able to charge multiple devices at the same time and make our lives just a tiny bit more simple.
5 Stars By JK on 1969-12-31
Nice little standard USB 2.0 4-Port Hub. Good match for Raspberry Pi Zero.
Having used larger US hubs with my Raspberry Pi’s in the past (such as ones from Rosewill), this is a small USB 2.0 hub in comparison. The size is roughly that of a pack of stick gum, which is a good match for the RPi0. Sabrent offers the same exact design hub in both USB 2.0 and 3.0 flavors. As I’m just intending to use this with a RPi0, USB 2.0 will suffice as RPi’s only have onboard USB 2.0 anyway. The switches seem to work well and are a nice feature, especially if the ports are going to be used as a power source. The unit does have a 5V DC power input, if you want to power it. The input accepts male 3.5x1.35mm barrel (positive center) connectors. If powered, each of the four ports can provide up to 1A of power, so a 4A power supply would be a good match. Sabrent offers one, model PS5V4A, however it would be easy to draw power from many other sources. Construction of the device is fair enough. It is built of a hard “rubberis” material. Overall, it is a decent little hub. It should be Plug n’ Play with Windows/MacOS/Linux/etc.
5 Stars By W. Ellison on 2016-03-18
A good option, curiously, for case modders.
Small enough to stash in a laptop bag or conceal in a PC build. The latter is actually why I bought this hub: to use with a few wireless dongles to add concealed Bluetooth and Logitech Unifying to my gaming PC. Combined with the NZXT IU01 internal USB hub, this Sabrent hub works well with the aforesaid dongles and works with any OS. I took a couple of Command strips and stuck it to the front of my case (NZXT H440) behind the vanity shroud and ran the wire inside through a conveniently placed hole to plug it into the IU01 board. That's it: that's all it takes. Now I get built-in Bluetooth and Unifying with essentially no signal loss. I like the individual power buttons -- I can disable the ports I don't need, hopefully reducing overall power draw.
Probably far enough off the spec sheets to confuse the guys (and gals) at Sabrent, but I like it. :-)
5 Stars By Jaguar Skies on 2016-03-17
0 Hub with Individual Power Switches & LEDs (Black) almost two years ago and it still works great. Others have mentioned in thei
I purchased this 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches & LEDs (Black) almost two years ago and it still works great. Others have mentioned in their reviews that they ran into some issues with it disconnecting their external hard drives while in use. Fortunately, I can say that although I have had this happened to me before with this device, it has only happened once or twice in the whole time I've had it. The one or two times it has disconnected or improperly ejected my drive was when I either plugged or unplugged something else into the 4-Port Hub (I believe it was during a transfer, so it seems that the connection was disrupted from the additional source added or being taken away), or when I turned pressed or depressed one of the buttons to cut power to that USB port.
Because I cited either of these activities as disrupting the connection to my external drive, I just do not mess with the on/off port buttons or plug/unplug anything during a transfer just as a precaution. (Note: the drive does not disconnect every single time that things are plugged/unplugged or the button for a port is pushed, I can usually use it like normal even when my external is connected. The drive has only disconnected due to this activity those very few times mentioned).
I like the ability to "turn off" the connection to specific ports by using the buttons so certain drives though ejected are "unplugged."
I have a MacBook Pro so having additional USB ports was a must with only two available on my computer. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend. The price is extremely good too considering the use I've gotten out of it thus far.
5 Stars By Triple Bogie on 2017-04-15
Works good so far.
I ordered the USB 4 port hub because on the front of my computer has only 2 USB ports. The rest is on back. I have a wireless mouse dongle in one of my front ports and the other I hooked up to this 4 Port USB hub. I also use wood double stick tape to mout this to the front of my computer tower. You can have USB items plugged in there and by pushing down the individual port button a blue light will glow and your item will be turned on. I am running windows 7 and this gadget works most of the time and sometimes it will not turn on. It seems like the power get to low to power up my devise. That could because my computer is older and still running half decent. I am happy with the purchase and it's a neat gadget to have if you want to have more USB front ports. I use this for my external hard drive, USB flash drive, USB desk speakers and what ever USB item I have.
5 Stars By Jill H. on 2016-10-04
Serves its purpose wonderfully
I have a laptop on my desk and a desktop underneath it, and one external mouse, keyboard and headset that I switch between the two. It was a pain to switch to and from the desktop because there aren't enough USB ports on the front for everything and scrabbling around on the floor to use the rear ports was a pain. Now everything is plugged into the hub (and my phone is currently charging on one of the ports too) and all I have to do is move the hub connector from the laptop port to the desktop port when I need it. Since none of the devices is data-heavy, USB 2.0 meets my needs just fine, which is why I chose the cheaper USB 2.0 model over the 3.0 version.
5 Stars By Spirit the Magician on 2016-07-30
Product shipped on-time, and works perfectly ...as a simply technique... to conncet FOUR (yes, 4x) 2-Tera-Byte, Western Digital, 2TB "My Book Desktop External Hard Drives", to a "Dish Network" receiver/descrambler/demodulator - result? 8-Tera-Bytes of external, movie storage (that's space for about 2,000 to 2,500 HDTV events! Of importance: the Dish Network receiver "box" allows a user to connect only 1x USB-drive at a time. The trick to use this idea? Power-"OFF" the receiver box, before selecting any given USB-drive (remember: only one at a time), then Power-"ON" the box again. It's safe, sure - and it works! Note: the external DVR drives used with Dish Network [MUST] have their own power supply - so, I also bought a power-strip for transformers (the transformers are turned 90-degrees, and there's a surge-suppressor), which allows all FOUR (4) external drives to remain powered-up. This USB hub allows the user to "Select" (connect), just ONE external drive at a time. Doing so, doesn't damage anything, and the connection methods respects the Dish Network warranty of your receiver box. ;-) Enjoy!
5 Stars By The man from Iowa on 2016-03-30
Easy to use, and so convenient.
Previously, I used the ports on the aluminum full sized keyboard that came with my Mac. Since that keyboard finally died, I replaced it with another one that did not include the two USB ports. I was a little annoyed at first, since trying to fumble to plug the headphones in for meetings behind the mac was somewhat difficult. Additionally, needing to plug and unplug my iOS devices to accommodate this left me unimpressed, as well as having to sometimes juggle my USB stick when I needed headphones, and the iPod.
This wasn't much of an issue when I could plug in to the keyboard, but behind the mac was just a pain.
This USB hub was the PERFECT answer. In addition to giving me plenty of extra USB ports, the switching feature means I can leave my headset plugged in full time. I just press the button to have it go live for meetings, then go back to internal mic/speakers by turning off the port. Super Simple! The blue power indicators for each port are very nice, without being overpowering.
I am looking to purchase a few more for my PC, and my family's PC's as well (including one with a wall adapter, for my power hungry devices)