USB hub

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21 July 2022
Review of the USB C Hub Inateck HB2026

On test: Inateck HB2026: 10-port USB-C hub, USB 3.2 Gen 2 speed, 50 cm cable

USB hubs with a USB-C connector have long been a topic for people who own a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or an iPad Pro. The manufacturer Inateck sent me one of their latest USB-C hubs for a […]
25 March 2021
Sonnet Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Dock in the test

Review: Sonnet Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station

The manufacturer Sonnet kindly provided me with the Thunderbolt 3 docking station Sonnet Echo 11 for a test. This is a good test object for me insofar as I am the classic user for a docking station [...]
18 August 2020

Why there are no USB-C hubs with multiple USB-C ports

If you look around for USB-C hubs, you will usually only find ones with a maximum of two C ports, several A ports and interfaces for SD cards, HDMI, etc. What I would need, for example, would be a USB-C Hub with ten USB-C ports so that [...]
12 May 2020
USB accessories require too much power and are deactivated

Mac problem: USB accessories with high power consumption will be disabled

A reader wrote to me this morning that his Mac threw the following message every time he plugged in the DVD player: USB accessories disabled. Disconnect high-power accessories to activate USB devices. Regardless of which port the device is connected to [...]
19 June 2019
Reader question: connecting devices to the USB hub

Reader's question: Is there a sequence for connecting or disconnecting devices to the USB hub?

I recently received an interesting question from my reader Wolfgang: 4 external hard drives, 2 printers, 1 scanner and a LaCie BlueRay recorder are connected to the Mac via an old USB hub. Now have [...]
16 May 2019

Lindy USB-C hub with 2x USB-C and 2x USB-A

If you are looking for a "real" USB-C hub and not a multiport adapter, you still have to search a lot. I rummaged through a few forums and the products on Amazon and found a Lindy USB-C hub called [...]
1 March 2018

UGREEN card reader with USB ports and mobile phone holder

For the Apple Mac and the mobile MacBook in particular, it is not uncommon for people to be looking for a multifunctional device that can perform several tasks and only takes up one USB slot. That's why I […]
15 February 2018

Test: AUKEY CB-H5 USB hub under macOS and Windows

In this short test report I would like to show you how recommendable the AUKEY CB-H5 USB hub is. I also show whether the additional four USB-A ports with USB 3.0 technology can also be used to charge USB devices such as [...]
5 October 2016

USB extension: When are extension cables, USB repeaters and hubs worthwhile?

A USB extension is always helpful if you don't want to have individual devices right next to your Mac or PC. Even if you want to use existing devices in the office, home office or in the co-working space, but [...]
28 March 2016
The Inateck USB-C to USB-3 hub on the MacBook

In the test: Inateck HB4103C USB-C hub with 3x USB 3.0 ports and network connection

Today I have a special hub in the "test laboratory": A 3-port USB 3.0 hub that can be connected to the MacBook (12 inch) from Apple via the Micro-C USB port. Anyone looking for a hub [...]