Reviews and Problems with Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub
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and while it is an awesome, and sexy hub
Aaron Irons, Amazon
7 September 2014
Summary: Got this to work with my Raspberry Pi and Mimo USB monitor, and while it is an awesome, and sexy hub, it does not register as a high speed hub according to the debian wheezy OS. It does not provide enough power to power a keyboard, mouse and the USB monitor.
Summary: This hub has a very nice slim form; however, the space between ports is narrow. Some USB devices are wide - wider than a regular USB cable - and that may render the ports next to them unusable. Examples of such devices are the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go!
Useful computer accessory but plenty of capable, cheaper alternatives available.
D. Chou "THE Savvy Consumer", Amazon
26 July 2011
Summary: Who doesn't have tons of gadgets to plug into USB ports? e.g., External Hard Drive, Printer, Digital Camera, Thumb Drive, Media Card Reader, Blue Tooth devices, Smartphone, MP3 Player, HD Video Cam, mini LED lights, mini fans, (you name it), etc.
Summary: My conclusion is that most USB hubs provide inadequate power to drive as much gear as they make it possible to connect. But this particular hub sucks less - power isn't a problem, only longevity. So, time to order a couple more.
Pros: I'm quite hard on my USB hubs: lots o' pluggin', you know? Most of the hubs I've used die within a few months or else never put out enough juice (even w/ external power supply) to run my gear (camera, printer, 2x external drives, mouse, keyboard, etc.) This Belkin is able to handle all the gear p...
Cons: But it doesn't last for long. I've now ground my second one into dust. For the last month it's been running very hot and randomly dropping connection on all ports (mostly the top two.) Finally, I am left with only one port on the back that still works. And this is the second Belkin F5U237 this ha...
Pros: Great design, great concept--stackable, low profile, most ports feed out of one side, reducing the chaos of cords plugging in from every angle.
Cons: Mine burned out with probably less than six months of ownership. I used all seven ports, printers occupying three of them. I'm not sure whether early burnout a weakness in the product or if my early burnout was just a fluke. I want another. I want two, in fact, but I hate to buy them if they're g...
Summary: I don't like that sites published using iWeb show the name of the page like home.html in the address bar of browsers once they are uploaded
Pros: 7 ports, from a fairly good brand, two ports on top are great for flash drives, has enough power to charge all sorts of devices by usb
Cons: disconnects frequently, gets very hot, my ports on top intermittently stop working, i don't like that the status lights don't show activity, that would be kind of cool, overall, just mediocre, I would have expected more for the price
Summary: As a preference, I would say this device should be weighted more because it ends up getting pulled off my desk or tipped over because of the force presented with the attached cables. It works well while it lasts, but then it craps out.
Pros: This device has the 7 ports it claims, USB 2.0, powered, good stuff.
Cons: As many have noted, it stops working anywhere from 1.5-3 years of use. When I plug mine into a computer (XP, Ubuntu, no matter), I get "USB device not recognized". The product is good while it lasts, then it just goes and you're out another $30-50. Also, the power & usb_upstream ports are flaky. ...
Summary: Belkin's warranty process was painless and easy to do. Sent mine back and got a replacement in about a week.
Pros: Nice design and looks. Very professional look for the desktop.
Cons: Mine blew up after 2 months. It did not seem to get very hot during normal operations, but I believe I overloaded it when I hooked up 2 external HDD's and tried to copy 6gb's between the two. It got HOT and locked up. About 3 weeks later, my laptop (Vista) would no recognize the device any longer...