Summary: This hub is well built. Functions very well, and I have no problem to even mention. It was an excellent purchase. Belkin is a popular brand. One of the reasons I chose this item, the Belkin name.
Summary: The specifics of my work (mobile communications) require my laptop(s) to have at least 4 USB ports in order to hook up a couple of cell phones, and two GPS devices. One of my laptops has 3 USB ports and I knew that some day I'll need a USB hub. I needed a USB hub that would be compact and without exterior power supply - this Belkin 4 Port USB hub happened exactly the one I've been looking for. Recently this 4 USB port hub was put to test and it came out on top.
Summary: Not amazing quality plastic but you get what you pay for, as they say. It works fine and the ports are sturdy so overall quality isn't really why I bought it. As long as you don't abuse it I think it will hold up just fine. Cord is great for portability because it's fairly short (maybe 5 inches). I have it adapted to my tablet but you need a separate adapter for that, just in case someone is purchasing this for that application.