Review: HooToo 10 Port USB 3.0 Hub
I always find products like this somewhat difficult to review… I mean… it’s a USB Hub. It doesn’t make toast, so i can’t tell you how the food it produces tastes. It doesn’t play music, so I can’t tell you what the sound quality is like… It’s a box, designed for charging USB devices…. and as you’d hope when you’ve spent money on a USB Hub, it should charge USB devices.
Whilst this really shouldn’t need mentioning, the HooToo is extremely stable, which I would say should be a minimum requirement for a USB device, but sadly isn’t, as many of you probably know if you’ve ever bought a USB hub in the past! I’ve had it plugged into my mac at work for the last few months, and have yet to see it drop. It was also extremely easy to set up. Just plug in and go. As USB hub’s go, it’s also not bad looking either.
Really, i can’t fault it. It does exactly what it’s supposed to do. Charge things, and not disconnect. Can’t really ask for any more or less of a USB hub!
USB Port Type: 10 USB 3.0 ports + 1 5V/2.1A samrt charging port
Compatible Charging Devices
All Apple devices: iPhone 5S/5C/5/4/4S, iPad mini 1/2, iPad Air/4/3/2
All Android devices: Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, HTC, EVO, One X; Samsung Galaxy Note
Tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tablets
Speed: Usually 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Average speed at around 80~120 Mb/s
Compatibility: USB 3.0. Backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1
Support devices: Most USB devices: printer, mouse, keyboard, card reader, camera, hard drives dock and so on
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8. Mac OS X or above. Linux 3.0 or above
* 2012 Mac Mini and 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display are currently not recommended for use with this product because the unstable performance
– Some USB 3.0 devices require a direct connection to host USB 3.0/2.0 ports, including some USB 3.0 hard disks, 2.4GHz wireless devices
– We recommend using this hub direcly to the host USB 3.0 ports of computers instead using it on an expansion card or with an extension cable
– Charging port does NOT support data transfer and USB 3.0 ports do NOT support charging
10/10 – Does exactly what it’s supposed to do!
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.