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USB 2.0 4-Port Cube Hub - Black
Do you need more USB ports for your laptop, game console, or USB charging solution? This USB 2.0 4-port Cube Hub 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).
Questions and Answers
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)
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: 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: cheap. compact form.
CONS: worked for about 1 month then randomly disconnect my wireless mouse. windows showing wireless mouse disconnected. i tried other peripherals too n same scenario.
Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear about the issues experienced with PID 10065. Unfortunately, it appears as though you may have received a defective USB hub. If you would like, I can help setup an RMA for a replacement. We offer a one year warranty for this product and obtaining a replacement would be of no additional cost. If you wanted to proceed with the RMA, please let me know and I can get that started right away. Apologies again for any inconvenience and hope this helps!
Tech Support Associate
PROS: USB Hub with 4 ports in interesting design
CONS: No AC adapter information, Monoprice logo on top makes USB connections upside down
One other review complained that when oriented so the "Monoprice" logo faces up, the USB symbol on the cables plugged into the cube face down, and vice-versa. While this is true, it's kinda trivial. If anybody should be concerned about this, I would think it would be Monoprice. I have the cube up-side-down so my cables are right-side-up. So my wife and kids don't know I'm using a Monoprice product.
Another review complained that it didn't come with a power supply, nor with specifications for what power supply to use. First of all, what do you expect for a $3.70 plug-and-play device that comes with its own cable? Second, not everyone will need a power supply and probably, most would not, so I think this is a good price-point item. It would be a good idea however, for the description to contain this information.
PROS: Small, unobtrusive, easy to see what it's for, inexpensive, it works, comes with its own cable. Has a socket for a 5-volt DC power supply if needed.
CONS: Every time I plug a flash drive into it, I get a message saying that the flash drive would operate faster if I plug in into a high speed port. I guess that means the cube isn't high speed, nor is the slot I have it plugged into. Not sure what to do with this message since I only have one working USB slot on my laptop. One other review complained that when oriented so the "Monoprice" logo faces up, the USB symbol on the cables plugged into the cube face down, and vice-versa. While this is true, it's kinda trivial. If anybody should be concerned about this, I would think it would be Monoprice. I have the cube up-side-down so my cables are right-side-up.
PROS: there small and black
CONS: Crap shoot as to when or if they work bought two one the either the USB port is bad or the cable. Could not find a power supply that actually works with them.
PROS: Tiny! Works!
CONS: Won't do laundry.
Won't shop for food.
Won't cook meals.
Won't give back massages.