Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hub 4-Port Hub 4 x Hi-Speed USB

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Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hub 4-Port Hub 4 x Hi-Speed USB

Interface: USB. Type of port: USB 2.0. Ports quantity: 4. Data transfer rate: 480 Mbit/s. Compatible OS: Apple MacOS, Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/X...

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Review of "Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hub 4-Port Hub 4 x Hi-Speed USB"

published 28/04/2012 | danielclark691
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"Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Hub"

A lot of laptops and netbooks come complete with two USB ports, capable of accommodating your mouse, digital camera for image transfer, and the optional USB Mug Warmer(!). Whatever the reason for you running out of USB ports on your computer the solution is right here, the Belkin Hi-Speed USB 4-Port Hub.

I have owned a lot of Belkin computer accessories in the past and continue to find them both affordable and practical. This particular model is compatible with USB 2.0 which is the second generation of USB ports. The benefit of this is a faster transfer of data and overall improved connectivity. As this product has 4 ports it gives you the ability to turn a single USB Port into four ports, instantly quadrupling the capacity.

Installation is very simple, I simply attached the device via an available USB Port and away I went. All I had to do was attach the hub and then connect my various devices to it. I sometimes connect a printer via this hub, also my mouse, digital camera and USB stick. File transfer works exactly the same as with using the original USB ports and there is no noticeable lag in transfer rate due to the hubs intervention.

The hub can be powered using a mains adaptor and jack, which is located by the side of the USB ports. This is required to light the various LED's which are in place to indicate there is power to the unit, also to show which ports are in use at any given time. If you are connecting items such as USB memory sticks (which draw very little power from the unit), then you may not be required to have the hub connected to mains power each time you use it. If you do wish to use the hub to its full potential and take advantage of all ports at once and connect things such as a USB fan, or light for example, I would suggest you connect the hub to the mains.

The simplicity of the design is typical of a Belkin product, with no fancy ideas just a simple yet effective end product. The casing of the hub is very durable, giving good protection to the componants within. The Belkin branding is also present on the top of the hub and it is of a good weight and gives me the impression it isn't shoddily knocked together for pennies.

The USB-USB cable is supplied and although it isn't as long I would have hoped, it still is adequate for the job. Longer US-USB cables can be bought, though, with a 5metre cable costing around £4 online. I have seen these hubs for around £12 on Amazon, I think I paid around £20 for mine! I would recommend the Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Hub to anyone with an expanding list of computer accessories that they wish to attach via the USB ports.

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  • Nar2 published 28/04/2012
    You have not indicated that in your review, Daniel and as you know, the comment box isn't a suitable place for added info missing from the comment box. If you update it, I'll re-rate it.
  • danielclark691 published 28/04/2012
    Nar2, can you use this product without a mains source? The answer is yes. If you use all four USB ports and/or the devices draw power then you would obviously need a power source, but it is 'self-powered' to an extent.
  • Nar2 published 28/04/2012
    Sorry Daniel - this hub is not self powered - it comes with a mains adaptor and if you look at the stock photo here, you can actually see the side jack. I've also had the same one for many years.
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Product Information : Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hub 4-Port Hub 4 x Hi-Speed USB

Manufacturer's product description

Interface: USB. Type of port: USB 2.0. Ports quantity: 4. Data transfer rate: 480 Mbit/s. Compatible OS: Apple MacOS, Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP.

Product Details

Product Description: Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Hub - hub - 4 ports - desktop, Belkin USB Hub - hub - 4 ports - desktop, Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 - hub - 4 ports, Belkin USB 4-Port Hub - hub - 4 ports - desktop

Device Type: Hub - 4 ports

Enclosure Type: Desktop

Subtype: USB

Ports: 4 x Hi-Speed USB, 4 x USB

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7, Works with Windows Vista

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP

Localisation: United Kingdom, Germany, English / United Kingdom

Manufacturer Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty

Features: Full duplex capability

Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Interfaces: USB

Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.9 cm x 7 cm x 0.8 cm, 8.3 cm x 14 cm x 2.5 cm

Packaged Quantity: 25 (specifications are for single item)

Colour: Dark grey, White, silver

Designed For: Apple iPod shuffle (1G, 2G)

General

MPN: F5U221-PWR-UK, F5U021G, F5U234QEA, F5U261EA, F5U024UKOE-25PK, F5U234UK, F5U224YY, F5U234DE, F5U224UK-AR, F5U234UKAPL-S, F5U233UK, F5U233ea, F5U233EAAPL, F5U234VUK, F5U234YY, F5U234FR, F5U234eaAPL-S, F5U233UKAPL, F5U234, F5U234VUK1, F5U234V1, F5U244-ME, F5U234-APL-S, F5U234CW

Device Type: Hub - 4 ports

Enclosure Type: Desktop

Subtype: USB

Ports: 4 x Hi-Speed USB, 4 x USB

Status Indicators: Port status, power

Interfaces: USB

Features: Full duplex capability

Compatible Bays: 1 x front accessible - 3.5" x 1/3H

Packaged Quantity: 25 (specifications are for single item)

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces: 4 x USB 2.0 - Type A ¦ 1 x USB 2.0 - Type B

Power

Power Device: External power adapter

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Miscellaneous

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable, 1 x USB cable - 1.8 m, USB cable

Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Localisation: United Kingdom, Germany, English / United Kingdom

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, C-Tick, FCC

Works with Windows Vista: Software and devices that carry the Works with Windows Vista logo have been tested for baseline compatibility with PC's running.

Colour: Dark grey, White, silver

Software / System Requirements

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP

System Requirements Details: Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP - Pentium

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: Limited lifetime warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - lifetime, Limited warranty - parts and labour - lifetime - carry-in

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 8.9 cm, 8.3 cm

Depth: 7 cm, 14 cm

Height: 0.8 cm, 2.5 cm

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Compatibility Information

Designed For: Apple iPod shuffle (1G, 2G)

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