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 will also show whether the additional four USB-A ports with USB 3.0 technology are also suitable for charging USB devices such as headphones, speakers, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone and Co. Small spoiler: I think the junction box for the universal plug is really good - and the design also goes well with the Apple Mac / iMac / MacBook;)

Minimalist desk or tangled cables: the 4-port USB 3.0 hub from AUKEY is not only ready to use, but is also nice to look at.

Minimalist desk or tangled cables: the 4-port USB 3.0 hub from AUKEY is not only ready to use, but is also nice to look at.

AUKEY CB-H5 USB hub tested

I have been using the hub with USB-A 3.0 port for connection to the Apple Mac, MacBook, Windows PC, laptop or Linux computer for a few weeks now. I used it on an Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) and on a Windows notebook from Lenovo. At both of them I mainly did standard things with them: connected the keyboard and mouse, connected the printer or scanner and also charged mobile devices.

AUKEY CB-H5 Scope of delivery: USB distributor, cable (60 cm), instructions and warranty card.

AUKEY CB-H5 Scope of delivery: USB distributor, cable (60 cm), instructions and warranty card.

In the test with a USB multimeter and load resistor, the USB outputs reached values ​​that can be described as good - these maximum values ​​were measured both when used individually and when using multiple connections (keyboard, mouse and multimeter / resistor) before the load resistor began to switch off to be on the safe side:

If you ask for 2,4 A to quickly charge devices, the voltage drops. The average is 10 watts.

If you ask for 2,4 A to quickly charge devices, the voltage drops. The average is 10 watts.

The load resistor with its own display accompanies the measurements with the USB multimeter. If you turn higher, it shows the limits of the stroke.

The load resistor with its own display accompanies the measurements with the USB multimeter. If you turn higher, it shows the limits of the stroke.

Buy a USB distributor

The AUKEY CB-H5 USB hub performed well or very well in the test. Whether on a minimalist desk or a display counter for tangled cables - the distributor looks good. If you want to get more details, reviews, questions and answers from other users as well as the possibility to buy, then I recommend Amazon:

FAQ: Questions and Answers

  • Which devices are supported according to the manufacturer?
    Hard drives, USB sticks or other flash memories, cell phones and smartphones, tablets, card readers, MP3 players and other media players (Apple iPod), mouse, keyboard, camera, printer, scanner, WLAN or Bluetooth adapter, HDD in the external housing, etc.
  • Is there a mains connection for the power supply of external hard drives?
    No, this USB hub does not have a power connection for electrical power; neither for hard drives nor for the power supply of the laptop / Apple MacBook.
  • What are the dimensions of the hub?
    Height: 3,4 cm x width: 9,3 cm x depth: 6,6 cm
  • can the green LED (indicates readiness of the device) be switched off?
    No, this is not possible. But a piece of tape / a pen solves the problem, if it should be;)
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