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Best USB Hubs 2018

Best USB Hubs
By Richard Nov 21, 2017

These days a suitable number of USB ports in any new device is hard to come by. It seems that while we all have more and more gadgets requiring connection or charging via USB, our laptops and desktops come equipped with increasingly less ports.

The easiest solution to charging, importing, and attaching external devices all at once is investing in a good quality USB hub that fulfills all your needs. The pool to chose from seems endless, with lots of various infos only the most tech-savvy of us are willing or able to decipher. In other words, buying a USB hub is an exercise in taking a leap of faith for most of us.

But help is just a scroll away! We’ve taken a good look at the available products and have compiled a list of the 5 most useful USB hubs for you.

USB Hub Anker7

Anker 7-Port USB 3.0 Aluminum Portable Data Hub

from $30

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You're looking for a slim, elegant USB hub that perfectly goes with your MacBook? In that case, the Anker 7-port is the perfect choice for you!
With its transfer speed of up to 5GB this USB hub is perfect to quickly access your data and lends itself for working on the go.

The Anker 7 can be either powered solely through the USB connection, or can be connected to the power grid with the accompanying adapter. Additionally, the built-in surge protection keeps both your device and data safe and also supports hot swapping.
In other words, with these specs and its exceptional 18-months warranty, this is the perfect USB-hub for all your connection needs!

AmazonBasics 4-Port USB 2.0 Ultra-Mini Hub

from $7

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For those of us who need a highly portable USB-hub that can be easily taken along anywhere, the Amazon Mini is the perfect companion.
The incredibly small hub comes with four USB 2.0 connections, is backward compatible with 1.1, and supports hot plugging.

This small device for a small price is a wonderful USB hub for college students and young urban creatives alike.

USB Hub Aukey

AUKEY Powered USB Hub with 10 USB 3.0 Ports

from $40

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This 10 port USB hub is the perfect choice for your desktop power user needs.
If you're in the business for connecting various hard drives, coolers, gaming equipment, and the like, the Aukey is your best bet.

The superspeed 3.0 hub has a transfer rate of up to 5GB, plugs in to an external power source, and comes with a two year product replacement warranty.
The only downside: the slim, compact USB hub sadly doesn't support charging.

USB Hub Sabrent

Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

from $9

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The Sabrent USB hub instantly adds four new slots to any compatible device.
But not only that, individual power switches enable you to turn on and off connections without having to unplug your devices. And handy LED lights show which ports are currently active, giving you instant feedback on what's connected at any given moment.

The 3.0 ports are reverse compatible for USB 2.0 and USB 1.1, and support transfer speeds of up to 5GB.
The slim design and light weight make the Sabrent a great travelling companion.
However, if you're looking for something to use for charging, the Sabrent sadly doesn't come with this ability.

The Sabrent is a great choice if you're looking for an USB hub that allows you to connect various devices during travels.

USB Hub Amazon7

AmazonBasics 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub

from $19

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You need a USB hub that allows you to plug in a good number of devices and still gives you the opportunity to charge your phone or some controllers? Then the AmazonBasic is just the perfect USB hub for you.
For a comparatively low cost you get a 7 port hub with an included power adapter, that won't give you any trouble even if you're connecting external hard drives. Additionally, there are two designated fast charging ports that will generate enough power to boost your phone's battery while you're working.

With its external power source, and the added bonus of automatically switching from using that to using bus power if the external power goes out, this USB hub is the perfect choice for regions with notoriously unreliable power grids just as much as for any city dweller who just needs a lot of space to connect their gadgets.

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