The Satechi 10-Port Premium Aluminum Hub has seven USB 3.0 ports and three USB charger ports. This combination comes in a device that is only 7 x 2.5 x 5.75-in (18 x 6.4 x14-cm) and weighs less than two pounds (10 kilograms). The Hub provides date rates of up to 5.0 Gbps. It includes a power supply and guarantees electric current stability for connected USB devices. There are no software or drivers required and connectivity is instant.
One 5V2.1A port will charge tablets and two 5V1.0A will charge smartphones and other devices. The Hub connects to your Mac via the USB port on your computer, using the heavy duty cable that is included with the device.
The design has a sleek brushed aluminum finish that matches perfectly with any of the aluminum finish Macs. The USB 3.0 ports allow users to transfer photos, music, and HD movies quickly to external USB 3.0 devices. The low height of the Hub means it can fit under any stands that users may have in place to hold laptops.
This Hub has an MSRP of US $59.99 and it includes a one year warranty.
Using the product
First of all, I like the way this Hub looks. It matches my other stuff. I also like the fact that the different ports are labeled and one can read the labels without a magnifying glass. There is adequate space between the ports to assure a comfortable fit.
I have used this Hub for more than a month, trying it out with different devices including my external keyboard. It has given flawless service. The three charging ports are a great benefit. Not only can I charge an iPhone and two iPads at the same time, but I don’t have to charge those items in outlets all over the house. Nor do I have to use the remaining USB port on my Mac. I keep it free for backing up my devices.
Do I recommend it?
I do. It is sleek, well designed, and well made. I have always found Satechi products to be worth while purchases. They do what they say they will do and they last. The seven USB 3.0 ports combined with the three charging ports make it a useful tool. The design makes it fun to display.