Does what it says it will do, but some improvements could be made.
8 November 2013
Summary: I purchased this item to reduce the power load on my laptop computer as I often have an external keyboard, mouse, webcam and external hard drive plugged in at the same time. The hub functions well and is super easy to set up, any required drivers install automatically in seconds and it has been compatible with all of the devices I've used it with so far.
Summary: Just what I was looking for. Doesn't take up much space on my desk and work exactly how it's supposed to. This is a perfect fit for my laptop as I use the back usb ports for my keyboard and mouse to keep the wires out of the way while using the front ports for anything else (flash drives, external hd, etc.). Very satisfied with my purchase. Excellent product.
Summary: Solved an annoying issue ... my ThinkPad and the docking station have plenty or USB port ... but the result is a tangle of wires ... this comes with a long cord to connect it to the PC, I have it tucked away with all the other odds and ends and power supplies for peripherals, with only two wires to the PC, power and the one USB to Hub cable. Comes with it's own power, which also resolves any power issues on the USB bus.