Excerpt: This is a very small powered USB 2.0 hub, just a little larger than a pack of gum. You don't need the power supply to use it, but if you're looking to charge devices or have high-draw devices that pull more power than your USB port can supply, this is a nice solution. The interface cable is standard USB to mini-USB, about 3' long but you can get a longer (or shorter) one if needed.I was interested in this for a specialty application - I'm a musician, and I have a rack of...
Excerpt: I purchased this hub to use with some audio equipment connected to a audio interface that itself was connected to a Macbook . Staples had it in stock which was handy, rather than having to wait for an online delivery. A powered hub was necessary since the equipment requires external USB power to operate and this hub was the cheapest in the store. It functions perfectly for the use it was intended for.
Excerpt: I've bought 3 of these. Perfect for traveling, charging things on the nightstand while sleeping and for expanding the number of USB ports available for my laptop. Because of the size it works well without adding a lot of weight when on the road.
Excerpt: I keep on buying these Belkin 4-port hubs because I have so many drives to attach to the eight of the nine PCs I have. What rates them as 5 stars is its AC power adaptor, It is 2,5 amps or 2500 ma, as enough power to support all four ports using notebook portable drives, in which case do consume the 500 mw (milli-watts) per port.