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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.


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

HooToo USB C Hub, 7-in-1 Type C Adapter with 4K USB C to HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet Port, SD/TF Card Reader, 3 USB 3.0 Ports for MacBook/Type C Windows Laptops

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Features

  • Massive expansion Meets all your needs HooToo USB-C hub comes with 4K HDMI port 2xUSB 3 0 & 1xUSB 2 0 RJ45 Ethernet port PD charging port and SD/TF 3 0 card readers In addition to laptops the USB-C dock is compatible with most Type-C Cell Phones
  • 4K UHD video brings cinema-like visuals the HDMI port supports 4Kat30Hz or 2Kat60Hz You can use the USB-C to HDMI Adapter to mirror or extend your device's screen and enjoy crystal-clear 4K UHD or full HD 1080P videos on HDTV secondary monitors or projectors
  • 5Gbps data transfer speeds the USB 3 0 Ports and SD/ TF 3 0 card slots can transfer music movies large files and more in seconds at speeds up to 5 Gaps The extra USB 2 0 port is the best connection option for wireless mouse and keyboard Moreover the PD charging port supports 100W power pass-through which allows you to charge your laptop while using other functions
  • Stable and speedy Ethernet allow you to plug-and-play the RJ45 Ethernet connection is more stable and speedy for you to download when working or gaming You can access instant Ethernet at up to 1000Mbps
  • Longer time you will get 12-months for each HooToo USB-C dongle Additionally Please feel free to Contact us for an extra 18 months

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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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