Add USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet to your computer

kanex-dualrole

Kanex says their DualRole is a “perfect companion for laptop users who need additional USB 3.0 ports for instant connection to peripherals and to connect to a secure wired network using Gigabit Ethernet simultaneously.”  It’s especially useful for those who have the tiny laptops (Windows or Mac) that sacrifice the number of USB ports for a smaller size.  If your USB devices need extra power, you can add a power supply to the DualRole.  It offers hot-swappable plug-and-play ports, and it is “compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Ver. 3.0 (Data Rate 5Gbps)”.  It  is IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab and 802.3az (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T) compatible and supports both full-duplex with flow control and half-duplex with backpressure operation.  It’s $59.99, and if you order before 10/31/13, you’ll receive a free universal power adapter ($19 value).

Support The Gadgeteer: The Gadgeteer’s main sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links in articles like this one. Even though we may receive compensation, we always give our honest opinions about our experiences with each product.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *