Summary: Completely dead after one year. Doesn't work while hooked up to the power adapter+USB or when linked to the PC via USB only. Like other reviewers, I also noticed that certain ports worked intermittently before it died.
Pros: 7 ports - 5 in back, 2 in front. LEDs weren't too obtrusive.
Cons: Ports worked intermittently. Too light to stay put. Died.
Summary: No idea what these people claiming DOA are going on about. From what I have read and seen, you need to have it hooked up to Firewire for it to work at all. Mine works great, no complaints so far.
Pros: Nice design, stands up or lays flat, CHEAP price!
Cons: Could use one or two more firewire ports since one is used to connect it to your computer.
Summary: Disappointed. The two ports that still work are adjacent to one another so I'm going to open up the unit to determine if the problem may be something simple like a failed circut board run. In the meantime, will purchase another vendor's hub.
Pros: Good Form Factor
Cons: In use less than 1 year and now only two ports work.