Xenta 4port USB Hub
Something I requested, was a USB Hub, I was not expecting this hub though, and I am rather surprised to say, a Hub has impressed me.
The box is nothing special to shout about, it gives you the basics to what you are purchasing with a small window to view the product. From the front you will instantly know that you are purchasing a 4 port USB 3.0 HUB. You will also know that the Hub supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 backwards compatability, with a maximum transfer rate of 5Gbps.
A surprising addition to the HUB is the introduction of an Aluminium alloy body dock that allows you to dock your mobile phone or tablet, which I have to say I love. It allows me to have more devices attached and have close access to my mobile email and calls.
When moving to the back on the box, the description gives you all you need to know about the product,
‘Sleek and stylish single piece, aluminium dock design equilateral triangle, sharp dock gives a good angle to view to compose messages, email or to watch your favourite videos from your phone or pad. In addition to that, it can also be a digital photo frame dock. User friendly product is always the ideal gift for all festive occasions.’
Opening up the box, you find the unit nice and snug, so the chances of it being broken during transit is not likely to happen, inside you will find 1x USB 3.0 4 ports Hub, 1 x DC5V Power Adapter, 1 x USB 3.0 Extension Cable and a user manual you will most likely never use.
- In-built surge protector
- Supports Plug and Play and hot swapping
- Super-Speed USB 3.0 ports with Super-Speed transfer rates of 5Gbps
- 2 year warranty
Being a gamer, there comes a point where you have way to many USB devices and this has now happened to me. My MSI GS70 has a total of 4 USB slots, two on either side, and I have these devices too attached to them.
- Razer Naga Chroma Wireless Mouse
- SteelSeries Wireless H Gaming Headset
- 2TB Portable HDD
- Cooler Master Notepal U3 Plus
Now I could use all 3 ports on he systems, but that is just annoying, so I opted to use a USB 4 Port Hub instead. Not any hub, one that allows you to rest your mobile device on to, for ease of access.
The hub is ergonomic, small, light and well designed, it has the USB to System connection and one USB port on the left (When looking at it) and 3 more USB ports on the right (from looking at it). I am using Windows 8 and the device was recognised straight away and fully installed, when I attached my devices to it, they were also picked up and installed within seconds.
I did however have a few disconnection issues, where I had to pull the USB connection out of my system and re-plug to get the devices up and running again. Other than that everything works as expected and worked well, to a standard that I expect.
Some of the features i found to be very useful, like the inbuilt surge protection, even though all my devices in the house are protrected like this, anyone that does not can feel safe in the knowledge that this does. With the support for USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 makes many of your new and older devices fully compatable, the only issue I have is with the new USB 3.1 that I have recently seen on the market, will this device work with it, Currently I have no idea.
The Xenta 4 Port USB Hub, is fantastic for anyone that has more than a few USB devices, with the added benefit of resting your mobile on the unit for easy viewing and access. The disconnections never happened all the time, so not a major issue to worry about, overall I would make this a purchase with your hard earned cash.
You can grab The Xenta USB Port from http://www.ebuyer.com/646305-xenta-usb-3-0-4-port-hub-with-12v-2a-power-adapter-and-usb-ews-buhy3045
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