Summary: I bought this about 5 months ago (Sept 2012). Yesterday suddenly the green power light on the hub was dark, and nothing plugged into it worked anymore. The power supply still has a power light on it. The failure is unfortunate because the unique shape made it quite useful.
Summary: Like the fact that it is ac powered. Bought an unpowered usb hub and my camera did not get enough electricity to operate with any of the four outlets. The Gear Head is on the second PC we have has been in use for almost one month. Perfect it the best way to describe it.
Summary: The square design allows you more space to plug in your items without crowding them together. Sometimes ports are placed so close together that some devices just can't be plugged in side by side. The hub was very easy to install and all the devices I run through it are running at top speeds. It comes with it's own power adapter but isn't much more expensive than those that don't.
Summary: Using laptop has some drawbacks and one is the lack of USB ports. This tools is easy to use and very reasonably priced. I would recommend and I would buy another if I needed another, but I don't.