REVIEW – Our family has a shared Mac Mini tucked behind a monitor. Unfortunately, plugging in USB accessories can be a little tricky when you hide the CPU, but the ORICO 4 Port USB 3.0 Clip-Type hub could solve just that.
What is it?
The ORICO 4-Port USB 3.0 Clip-Type hub does just what it says, allowing you to add four USB ports to the edge of a monitor or the edge of a desk.
What’s in the box?
- USB hub
- USB-A to USB-A cable
- Four USB 3.0 ports
- Clamp opens between 10 mm to 33 mm
Design and features
The hub’s exterior construction appears to be aluminum. A tiny hole on the front panel hides a blue LED. On the rear is the USB port that connects to your computer, and the set screw.
There’s not a whole lot to it: Simply unpack and plug in the provided cable…
…and clamp to the edge of a monitor. Here’s the product under a 20″ LCD monitor.
If you look closely you can see the blue LED on the front panel. Doesn’t quite cover the DELL logo, but that’s OK.
What I like
- Sturdy, sleek design
- LED isn’t too bright
What needs to be improved
- I wish it came in black as an option.
- Not powered (see note below)
Despite the color mismatch, the ORICO 4 Port USB 3.0 Clip-Type Hub installed easily. A powered version is also available.
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by ORICO.