• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin usb 3 hub

    • Written by from St-Lambert

    Does not reliably charge an iPhone. Sometimes does, sometimes does not even if iPhone recognized as connected to my MacPro. Better to connect directly to the Mac. Only useful as a basic hub for non energy dependent devices. In that way, connecting to an outlet is useless. I won't return it since I connect usb keys and a flash card reader but if you intend to be able to reliably charge your phone, don't by this

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... but inconsistent

    • Written by from Wauwatosa

    The 4 ports with USB 3.0 is priceless. The unpredictable power management in this device is not what I was looking for. I use this with a 13" MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013. The Hub often "falls asleep" - loses power and functionality. I unplug and re-plug it into the USB port, but it doesn't wake up. I have to unplug and re-plug the power, which is a pain to have to do every time I want to use the device. I may have to return it if this continues.

    I would not recommend this USB Hub. It looks great, and it is fantastic when powered and working... it's just unreliable.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    There's too much that isn't told, or conflicts

    • Written by from SAINT PAUL

    This hub is totally unsatisfactory:
    1) It uses a Micro-B connector which I've found to be unreliable and results in interrupted connections.
    2) They don't mention the chipset or firmware to ensure compatibility. I also bought an earlier model that was totally unreliable.
    3) They don't list the current available for charging, only referring to it being "fast". What? If only the USB 3 standard, that's 900 ma, short of the 1A normally provided by Apple iPhone chargers.
    4) It won't charge an iPad.
    5) The power adapter only has a 1 meter cable, not long enough to reach from the desk to an outlet without adding an extension cord.
    6) Why aren't the specifications listed for the technically inclined.
    7) It's way too expensive for what you get.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY!

    • Written by from Antioch

    First of all, they hide the fact that it not only has a wall wart, but only a 3' power cable. The only way you can even use this thing, unless you have a power outlet within 2 1/2' of your hub, is to get an extension cord. That just looks horrible. Then, the connections aren't on the back, they're on the side. So, no matter how hard you try, your desk looks like a jumbled mess. For $60, I expect more. Bad call Belkin, and bad call Apple Store for selling this junk. I never even tried it, so I cannot tell you if it even works. I'm taking it back at lunch!

    37 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A nice compact package

    • Written by from VANCOUVER

    This 4-port USB hub provides a nice package that does not take up much extra physical desk space. It expands the 2 USB ports on my MacBook to 5 (4 on the hub, one left on the MacBook), easily accomodating my printer, backup disc, and Dragonfly Dac. The cord on the WallWart power supply is a bit short, but there is an impressive bit of technology that solves this problem: it's called an "extension cord".

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't do the one thing I needed...

    • Written by from Haleiwa

    I purchased this Hub to power and run an external superdrive (legacy - hah) on my MBP Retina. This hub does not work in conjunction with apple's superdrive. Style-wise it looks great. I don't like the power plug and master usb port connecting to the side... that was a bad move, it should be in the back unless you don't care how your desk looks. Also, the power plug is 3'3" not a deal-breaker but way too short. I'll be making the hour long drive back to apple to return this as soon as I can.

    43 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin 4 Port 3.0 hub

    • Written by from Enid

    I purchased this hub & connected it to a new well equipped 27" iMac. It performed flawlessly with both USB 3.0 & 2.0 devises connected. A significant speed increase over my USB 2.0 previous hub. No complaints.

    63 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter

    • Written by from Toronto

    The power adapter is way to short. I need it in the middle of my desk but it will barely reach the edge of my desk from the floor. It's going back tomorrow. Haven't even plugged it in but that's a deal breaker for me

    29 of 64 people found this useful