USB hub

Some newer laptops like Apple's latest MacBook Pro use a USB-C port for both charging and connecting to accessories. But without USB TYPE-A connectors (which I guess is what we're supposed to call the "old" style USB 2.0 and 3.0 connectors), how do you charge your iPhone, Nexus 6P or other USB-A devices? SCOSCHE comes [...]

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Using my Mac Mini as my main computer, I sometimes wish I had extra USB ports and an easily accessible SD card slot since it's tucked away behind the many other things I have on my desk. Luckily I had the chance to review the Satechi aluminum USB 3.0 hub and card reader, which adds [...]

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One of the drawbacks to having a gadget addiction is the resulting clutter. Much to my wife's chagrin, my house is usually littered with gadgets, plugs, cords, etc. I'm always looking for ways to help me organize things better, but generally find myself coming up short. Recently, I was given the chance to review the Ventev [...]

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I have been obsessed with wireless charging ever since I got my Galaxy S6 Edge+ phone.  Cutting myself loose from charging cables is a wonderfully freeing experience, and I honestly think that wireless charging is going to be the future and all sorts of surfaces around the house, restaurants, and the office will be wireless [...]

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So many gadgets nowadays use a USB port. I even have an IP Camera that can be plugged in via USB! With the need for ports, comes the need for hubs. There are so many of them on the market that it's difficult to find which one works well and which one doesn't. I was [...]

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If space is at a premium on your desk, you'll like the Satechi Aluminum USB 3.0 SATA III HDD/SSD Docking Station with 2-port Hub and SD Card Reader.  The aluminum docking station allows you to add 2.5" or 3.5" HDD or SSD disks without needing an enclosure, and you'll be able to quickly switch between [...]

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Like many of you, my smartphone and tablet are my go-to devices for almost everything. I use them to listen to music, to communicate, to do research, to shop, and so on. As much as I love these devices, they have their limitations. The GoFor2+ USB On-The-Go Card Reader with Hub for Android Devices by IOGEAR [...]

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I recently purchased a 1993 Midwest Micro Elite notebook off of eBay.  It boots to BIOS but that's about it.  I just wanted to own my very first "real" laptop computer again...I sold it off on the comp.sys.laptops USENET group back around 1995 and kind of regretted it ever since.  It has a serial port, [...]

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I’ll admit up front: this review will be short. After all, it’s a USB hub. How exciting can that be? Well … the Satechi Aluminum Premium 4-Port USB Clamp Hub is at least interesting. Satechi—known for making almost any geek accessory imaginable—was bothered by the hard-to-find USB ports Apple hides at the rear of their [...]

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Have you jumped on the Qi wireless charging band wagon yet? If you haven't, what the heck are you waiting for? Once you go wireless, you'll never want to plug in another micro USB cable into your phone again. Trust me. If you're lucky enough to have a smartphone that is Qi capable, the ORICO [...]

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It shouldn't come as a huge surprise that I have a LOT of gadgets that charge via USB, but this 49 port USB hub from Brando has enough ports for all of my gadgets and all the gadgets of my friends and family. The hub features 49 ports that supply 0.5 - 1.5A per port [...]

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I used several iMacs over the years until I decided to downsize to a MacBook. I still love the iMac for its style and gorgeous display, but I've always questioned Apple's choice to locate the USB ports on the back side of the computer. I understand that they want to preserve the clean lines and [...]

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Okay, I just recently declared the Bolse 5-port USB desktop charger my favorite gadget of 2014. Now along comes the Truffol Station 5 with very similar functionality wrapped in a handsome wood exterior. It could look great on my nightstand! Can a pretty face lure me away from last year’s true love? Let’s take a look.  [...]

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You won't have to hunt for a vacant AC wall socket when you want to charge your USB-chargeable devices with these high-powered USB charging hubs from VisionTek.  The VisionTek High Power USB Four Port Charging Hub (center) has three 5V/1A ports and one 5V/2.1A port, so you can charge a tablet and three other devices [...]

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In my never-ending quest for power, with thirst-hungry gadgets all over my house, my car, and my office, one of the biggest problems I have is being able to charge multiple devices at once.  For example, when you travel and stay in hotel rooms, if you are lucky you have one of those lamps beside [...]

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