Inateck 4-Port USB 3.0 hub review

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I always find myself short on USB devices on my Lenovo Yoga 11s. Since it only has two USB ports, it tends to a be a problem for me when I am out on an assignment and one port is being used for my external hard drive while the second port is connected to a mouse.

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The device looks like a miniature surge protector. It houses 3 USB ports on the top and one at the bottom of the device, which allows you to use any of your wired or wireless USB products. Similar to a surge protector, it uses charging circuits and transformers to safely make sure nothing over heats and nothing gets damaged.

It required no installation; just plug it in and use it. It was a great companion as I traveled a lot in the last few weeks. I left it running for two hours to power a tablet running Hulu, charge an older model phone, and connect my wireless mouse all while uploading a bunch of video files. It never had a single problem, and it uploaded the files fast and kept everything running smoothly.

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You might notice a micro USB attachment connected to the 4-port hub. It does allow you to connect the device to your smart phones, but many times I tried connecting it and anything USB to my phone gave me a warning that it wasn’t usable due to power issues. I was never able to test out the full limits of it even after trying to connect it to three different phones.

For $12.99 the Inateck 4-Port USB 3.0 hub is a great affordable device to help you deal with lack of USB ports. It’s reliable and simple to use. The device itself supports transfer rates up to 5 Gbps, which is only limited by your device, but your transfer speeds will definitely be a lot faster than normal.

Rating: 4/5 Atoms

NR 4 Atoms - B

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.