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HooToo 4 Port USB 3 Hub Review

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HooToo 4 port HubMany USB hubs I’ve used get the job done but are generally plastic, giving a bit of a cheap feel. Upon unpacking the HooToo USB 3 hub I was impressed with both the small size and the aluminium finish, the USB 3 hub feels well built and solid. It’s a small USB 3 hub, smaller than you’d expect from the packaging, making it ideal to pop in a laptop bag for use out and about.

Included with the USB 3 hub is a USB 3 cable, to connect it to your PC, a power supply, and some instructions. The instructions aren’t really required, this is a plug and play device meaning all you need to do is plug it in, wait for the drivers to automatically install (I’m using Windows 7) and it’s ready to use, no messing about.

You don’t need to use the included power supply unless you want the hub to actually power USB devices (e.g. an external hard disk caddy). The manual does warn that “This hub is not a standalone charger so won’t charge ipad, iphone or other non-standard charging devices.”

On the top of the black USB 3 hub are 5 lights: 4 green, which light up to indicate a USB port is in use and 1 blue to show the hub has power (either via a PC/laptop or the power supply).

For those who have a single USB 3 port this is great way to be able to use up to 4 USB 3 peripherals at once (note it will work with earlier USB devices, very handy for those with lots of memory sticks), and the style looks nice enough to sit out in the open rather than being hidden away.

A great little USB 3 hub which at the time of writing was on promotion reduced from £39.99 to just £16.99, making this a 5 star product.  If the price increases back to £39.99 then this would be a 4 star product as there are lots of capable USB 3 hubs available for less.


HooToo USB C Hub, 7 in 1 USB C to 4K HDMI Adapter with 100W PD Charging, 3 USB 3.0 Ports, SD/TF Card Readers for MacBook/Pro/Air/IMAC/iPad Pro and Type C Laptops Chromebook

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Features

  • 7 in 1 Multiport USB C Hub:The dongle included 4K HDMI port, 3 USB 3.0 ports, 100W PD charging ports, SD and TF Card Reader.
  • Ultra 4K HD Video : with the 4K@30Hz video adapter you can mirror or extend your screen to HDTV, monitor or projector.
  • 100W Power Delivery: The USB C dongle can support pass-through charging of up to 100W. Charging your MacBook or other USB C port Devices while connecting multiple peripherals and transferring data.
  • High Speed Data Transfer: 3 USB 3.0 ports support speeds up to 5 Gbps.SD & TF Card slots support data transfer speeds up to 480Mbps and SD & TF cards can be read simultaneously.
  • Multi-Device Compatible: Supports most of Type-C devices and thunderbolt 3 such as MacBook, iPad Pro, Chromebook and Pixelbook etc. Supports operating systems: Windows, Mac OS, Unix, Chromebook. 18 months warranty for HooToo’s type c hub.

BOLWEO AC 100-240V to DC 5V 2A Power Supply Adapter, 10W Adapter for HUB, Foscam Cameras,Security Camera, Audio/Video, Wireless Router,DC Connector Jack 3.5mmx1.35mm,UK Plug

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Features

  • 【Important Note】:This AC adapter NOT for Oculus Go. Please confirm this DC jack's size is suitable for your device before purchase. There are many different sizes for DC 5V jack, and this product is 3.5x1.5mm(Out diameter is 3.5mm, the inner diameter is 1.35mm). The 3.5mm DC 5V jack is the small connector, not the big connector like the DC 12V jack. If you are not sure for the 3.5mm jack size, please refer to the jack of your earphone/headset for your mobile phone/walkman/MP3, it is exact 3. 5mm
  • DC connector jack 3.5mm*1.35mm, totally cable length:120cm
  • Over-voltage protection,over-current protection,short-circuit protection
  • Widely Application for Foscam Cameras,Security camera,Wireless Router,ADSL Cats,Audio/Video,etc
  • Package: 1*5V 2A power supply

iPhone Flash Drive 3 in 1, HooToo 128GB MFi Certified Photo Stick, USB 3.1 USB C Flash Drive Memory Backup for iPhone, iPad, Type-C Phone, MacBook and Windows PC

£40.29  in stock
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Features

  • 3-in-1 Functionality: Perfectly equipped with an MFi-Certified Lightning Port, USB-C Port and USB-A Port for wide compatibility, seamlessly moves files across iPhone, iPad, Android Type-C phone, MacBook and Windows computers
  • More Space, Greater Freedom: Spacious iPhone flash drive adds 128GB external storage to your device, freely store 7,200 photos + 320mins of video or 8,000 songs + 32GB office files
  • Speedy Data Streaming: Transfer files in a flash with the USB 3.1 port at up to 80 MB/s reading and 30 MB/s writing speed; Lightning port with read/write speeds up to 30 MB/s and 10 MB/s respectively
  • Automatic Backup: Set up the auto-backup feature within U-Hub app, plug in the external drive to instantly back up the latest photos, videos, and other files from your devices
  • Shoot & Save: All shots taken from the in-app camera get stored automatically in real-time to the flash drive, hassle-free way to take as many photos/videos and store them safely

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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