Summary: If you have a small netbook or notebook computer with only 2 USB ports, this is a great item to have. I hooked up a mouse, full sized keyboard, printer, and sound adapter to use while I'm not on the road. Works great.
Summary: Needed more ports for my laptop. This did the job I needed. The cord is short but I did not need a long one. It fits onto on my laptop table just fine and I can plug my external hard drive and have room for my memory sticks and wireless mouse port
Summary: The fold out cable is very shore. You may need an extension. It is NOT powered so do not use for high power consumption USB's. That said, it serves all my USB flash drives and even my 1 TB USB external micro hard drive. How about that!