Summary: Haven't used this one yet, but have three others on other computers. Easy set up, stands flush to desktop, and works fast and accurately. I put the more permanent flash drives or devices attached out of the way in the back ports, and use the top ports for those USB devices that I use only occassionally.
Summary: This Hub is perfect for my needs. It has a long cord to reach my desk from the back of my computer, a lot of the hubs I saw were more for laptop use. The USB ports on the front of my computer were not working properly so I wanted to run a hub from the back of my computer. I needed fast, easy usb 2 access, and that is exactly what this is. Plug and play.
Summary: Great working powered USB2 hub. 99% of computers instantly recognize it and load the drivers automatically. It is small and the connecting cables are long enough that you should have no problem putting where you want on your desk. If longevity is your question then this hub is the answer, I have been using one for the past six years without any problem, this hub won't give you a blue screen. Great product and when buying on Ebay, a great price!
Summary: I purchased this unit (Belkin 4-Port USB Plus hub, white) after some research, with two main criteria in mind: first, that it be able to operate a power-hungry Seagate external USB hard drive; second, that the cords be long enough to allow placement on the desktop. Belkin seems to be a reliable name in these devices, and I have pleased with this unit. The supplied USB cable and external power cord are both 5 feet in length, which should be adequate for most purposes.
Summary: I have three of these in use. It is of course a handy way to get more USB ports for your computer. Note that it also makes for less wear & tear on the computer's USB ports. This can be important for laptops, which don't always have the more durable ports. So if you are regularly plugging & unplugging a flash drive, do it on this hub, not your computer. Also, under XP, I experienced device conflicts when I tried to connect two scanners directly to my office laptop.
Summary: Although suggested by Apple Tech & the product states it will support 4 additional USB ports, the fine print is (Depending upon the type of USB peripheral) Specifically this device is not compatible for w/iMac OSX 10.5.8 if it requires to support; HP Officejet J6450 AIO) MagicJack Seagate external 1TB HD as these types of peripherals require to be connected directly to iMac to function correctly.