BELKIN F5U201-KIT Front-Access In-Desk USB Hub - Retail
Brant F., Newegg
17 February 2009
Pros: Allow you to turn a grommet hole in a desk for computer cables in to nice looking usb hub. My grommet holes where slightly smaller than the piece supplied, but just took the actual hub and stuck it down in grommet ring in the desk. A slight clearence fit, but it looks like it was made for it.
Summary: I'll be return this unit for a replacement. I really want it to work but it's completely useless right now. I'll post another review on the replacement to see if this is a problem with all products. My motherboard is a DFI LanParty UD with Opterons. USB settings were all default.
Pros: Concept is great for organization of your desk - if the unit worked
Cons: This hub is not working correctly with my USB IBM keyboard and Microsoft mouse. I'm a savvy computer guy that builds all of my computers. I've always had issues with cheap powered USB hubs but thought that this time it would be different because this hub was more expensive and by a name brand. No...
Summary: This came with my desk, was original meant to be put inside of a round pre-cut hole in a side shelf. I tool off the two side shelves and cut a hole right in the top of my desk, and put it in there. It has been SO handy to have it there, and it never has problems.
Pros: Works flawlessly, externally powered, easy access, doesn't slide around (obviously).
Cons: You need to have a router or round drill saw to cut a hole in your desk. Makes a permanent mark! Very annoying blue LED; I put a small piece of electrical tape over it.