Reader's tip: USB 3.0 hub with charging function for iPad and iPhone

Kensington USB 3.0 HUB photo

I just got an email from Quincy who, as a loyal reader of my blog, is also concerned about the satisfaction of the other readers. He read a recommendation in the Macwelt newsletter about the 7-port USB 3.0 hub UH7000C from Kensington goes. He bought this a few weeks ago and has been using it ever since.

Kensington USB 3.0 HUB photo
With a current of 7000 A, the Kensington UH4C has enough power to charge two hungry iOS devices at the same time. The 7 ports (two are on the back!) Offer enough space for hard drives and other USB devices (Photo: Amazon).

The special thing about this hub is the feature that you can not only use it as a hub, but that it can also charge two devices at the same time via the USB port. For example an iPhone and an iPad. The total current that the hub can deliver is 4 Ampere, so that you can expect the usual charging speed of the strong iPhone or iPad power adapter when you are limited to two devices at the same time. Of course you can also connect 5 iPhones, but then the loading time increases accordingly. ;)

Quincy wrote me a short version of his review:

USB sticks connected and iPhone and iPad (!) And:
everything is recognized and the two are charged !!!
They are now even displayed “simultaneously” in iTunes,
you can switch between the two ...

Kensington UH7000C USB 3 Hub in use
The Kensington UH7000C USB 3 Hub in use (Photo: Amazon).

I am pleased that the hub does its job so well on the Quincy Mac in practice. Unfortunately, he has only received one rating on Amazon so far, and that too received a 1-star ratingbecause the hub did not recognize almost all of the customer's USB 2.0 hard drives. I would pay less attention to it and give the device a chance. It is important that you take the 7-port version so that you also get the charging function. At Amazon you can get the hub for just under 50 EUR (as of May 18.5.2015, 66), which is a very good price. The RRP is around XNUMX EUR.

Kensington 7-port USB 3.0 hub
The HUB Hub is suitable for Apple Mac computers and does not require any additional drivers. Quasi plug and play. The 4 ampere charging current provides iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad with no problems, while you can manage them in iTunes at the same time.

Personally, I've had one for ages Anker USB 3 hubthat I can also recommend. It has a charging port with 1,5 A, which is enough for me. But especially the support at Anker is impressive. The hub had disconnections every now and then after 1,5 years. I wrote this directly to the Anker support team and less than 3 days later a brand new hub was in my mail. This is how customer service works. :)

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