Summary: This hub worked fine at first, however, now 3 months later it quit functioning properly. I have my wireless mouse adapter and wireless internet adapters plugged into the hub, because this gives me location mobility to achieve better performance. All of a sudden one device started interfering with the other. Don't buy this hub.
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: Efficient and inexpensive, this USB hub was the very thing when I needed a solution to record audio from an external mic straight into my iPad. When coupled with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit I instantly gained the portability and ease of use I needed.
Summary: I was allowing nephews to play computer games on my wife's computer (my old gaming computer) and they kept plugging wired 360 controllers into the front USB ports and kept yanking loss the cabling by wrapping it around their feet or the chair and spinning on the chair (ugh!). So this led to broke USB ports, the case is over 5 years old and finding replacement ports was not going to happen as they don't make this case anymore and people didn't have the parts.
Summary: This is a really nice little hub. I haven't used it powered yet, but I like knowing I can plug it in if I need to. Doesn't feel chintzy or cheap and oh yeah, it stays put for me. The only thing that didn't work well was when I decided to plug the Afunta(tm)7.1 Surround Sound 12 Channel Sound Adapter Equalizer USB I bought here on Amazon (did review that too) into this hub. It caused a lot of "noise" and static.
Summary: I bought this hub so I could add an additional external hard drive to my computer for my media collection and didn't have enough USB hubs. Since my computer only has USB 2.0 hubs, I don't need a USB 3.0 hub, but for external drives I DO need a powered hub. So far I haven't noticed any lag in using the media (unless a drive has powered down, and that's energy saver settings, not the hub), and the transfer times when I moved the files were very fast.
Summary: Had a few hard drive crashes and my wife kept losing her MS Office documents. Even though I purchased an external drive and started doing back ups the time it took to obtain a new drive restore the system could be upwards of a week do my job. Bought this and purchased one of those a 2GB tiny flash drives and set the default for MS Office on her log in as the flash drive. So all of her documents are save and retrieved from that drive.
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.