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USB 2.0 4-Port Cube - Black
Do you need more USB ports for your laptop, game console, or USB charging solution? This USB 2.0 4-port Cube from Monoprice is the perfect solution!
This 1.2" cube hub features four full-sized USB A female ports. It attaches to the USB host with an included 29" USB mini-B cable. The hub is primarily designed to be used as a passive hub, however it does have a DC connector, so can be used with an AC adapter (not included).
PROS: Works perfectly. Can be powered. Can be used on a raspberry pi. Can be used power your raspberry pi. Very small
CONS: Doesn't include power supply. 2 ports on opposite sides of hub, making it awkward to plug things in.
PROS: Great cube
Doesn't take up much space
Solid connections on all accounts
CONS: No markings on the cube for the optional AC adapter
*has the usbs ports on two sides, and the power plug on the top. so you can double sided tape it behind a tv.
has a 5v power adapter in case you need more power (the rpi can not push that much power though usb)
CONS: none, other than it doesnt come with a 5v addapter. but it says that in the descriptino, and for the price it is listed at, it probubly shouldnt. monoprice, please make a combo that comes with one :)
PROS: Tiny! Works!
CONS: Won't do laundry.
Won't shop for food.
Won't cook meals.
Won't give back massages.
CONS: Doesn't mount onto things??
Keep in mind that these things weigh almost nothing and might not sit still on your desk with out assistance(attach to surface with tape/glue?)
I wasn't worried about the lack of an AC adapter at first because the two I bought were used in a passive project. It doesn't come with the AC adapter specs almost worth taking a point off...
AC adapter specs. per Live Support:
"That hub would require a power output of 110-220V. The Outside Diameter (OD) is 3.5MM. We recommend using a 5V,2A adapter."
CONS: No readily available info on AC adapter specifications.(specs provided below)
PROS: Compact, works great, has jack for optional power adapter.
CONS: None really. It'd be nice if it came with a power cord, but only in the same sense that it would be nice if it came with a free $20 bill. That is, for the price, I certainly don't expect a power cord, and I would much rather get the hub without a power cord for a low price than to get it with a power cord at a higher price.
Monoprice: I don't need it, but it may be useful to provide the PID (if you sell it) of the AC adapter that can be used with this in the description.
PROS: USB Hub with 4 ports in interesting design
CONS: No AC adapter information, Monoprice logo on top makes USB connections upside down