Reviews and Problems with Belkin In-Desk USB Hub - 3 inch
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Not iPhone 5 compatible.
28 July 2014
Summary: I purchased this almost solely as an iPhone charger on my desk to avoid having to plug in to computers. My wife has an iPhone 4/s and I have an iPhone 5. The older 4/s charges just fine with this hub, but the 5 wont charge at all. I have the A/C adapter plugged in and everything is connected properly, apparently the iPhone 5 requires more power then the hub provides. Aside from that it seems to be a great hub. Installed just fine, looks very nice and discreet.
Summary: My desk came w/ 2" cable holes pre-drilled. The Belkin In-Desk hub slid in w/o any modifications. There is even a USB connection on the bottom should I want to connect something under the desk. I especially liked how you don't have to connect the power adapter, unless you're going to connect a bus powered USB device. (ie. USB powered Hard Drive) The design allows you to use the cable management and gives you additional USB ports w/o taking up any desk space!
Summary: I purchased two of these from Amazon in September, 2010: one for my wife's side of our office desk; one for my side. I STAND COMPLETELY BY THIS PRODUCT and totally recommend it. That being said, my Hub stopped working yesterday, and I couldn't figure out why? I just noticed that my wireless mouse wasn't working (the mouse USB was plugged into the Hub), even though the light on the mouse was on (the Hub generates power on its own, as some reviewers have stated).
Summary: I would love to leave a better review for this item, but it simply doesn't work reliably for some of my most basic devices. About 8 months ago I built a custom desk and installed three of these hubs. Over time, I would have strange problems where the USB would just stop working. For example, when the AC kicks on in my house, it does something to make the power trip in these hubs and then all of my devices have to be recognized by Windows again.
Summary: I really like this in-desk USB, it makes a lot of sense to use the in-desk area for something useful. It's a bit of a pain if you need to thread cables through it though, as you basically have to remove the USB portion so you can get the cable through, but once it's all done and organized, it's quite nice.
Summary: I have been needing a new USB hub and I saw one of these in a picture online somewhere and had no idea they existed. I never use the cable holes in my desk as I have more cables than would fit. I also did not want another USB that sat on my desk and cluttered up the place. This one sits basically IN my desk. It allows me to plug in my mouse, keyboard, phone and route them cleaner and not on my desk. Works great, looks great, like it should.
Summary: I drilled a big hole in my desk just for this item and had one single reason for buying: I wanted a clean, accessible way to charge my iPhone and iPad during the day at work. Well... no dice. DO NOT BUY if you need this to charge your iOS devices!!
Summary: The first one a received was a dud, the replacement lasted for over a year with no issues, but eventually stopped working. Ordered another and so far it has been fine as well. I don't except them to last forever, but would give 5 stars if it lasted longer.
Summary: Reduces desk clutter while simultaneously providing additional USB ports for the myriad devices associated with modern laptop computing (mouse, iPhone, external optical drive, external terabyte drive, etc). With this, only one USB cable is attached to the laptop, which facilitates bringing it to other locations. Only have to disconnect the power and one USB cable, instead of the power and 3 or 4 USB cables.