Some laptops only come with a couple of USB ports. With all the tech we have on our desks nowadays, we need more options and power. These hubs extend your USB slots, give you more data transfer power and help turn your laptop into a desktop-like workspace. It’s the perfect solution to this age-old problem.
IVETTO seven-port USB 3.0 hub
Compact and fitted with fast-transfer USB 3.0 ports, IVETTO’s USB hub gives you everything you need to send and receive data quickly. Seven ports allow you to connect devices to your PC, MacBook, Surface Pro and many other devices.
However, it doesn’t support charging. All the internal power is used solely for data transfers. While that can be a bummer, it helps you transfer full HD videos and high-resolution photographs in mere seconds, thanks to the 5 Gbps transfer speed. If you’re sick of waiting to load files from one device to the next, IVETTO has your back.
SABRENT four-port USB 2.0 data hub
Want to save as much money as possible? If you don’t need to transfer a ton of data, SABRENT has a simple four-port model that fits the bill. With different transfer speeds depending on which port you use, this hub reaches up to 460 Mbps on a USB 2.0 connection.
Other ports have lower speeds, such as 12 Mbps and even 1.5 Mbps, making them ideal for hooking up a mouse or keyboard but not for pulling photos off your phone. You can activate each hub with a simple button push that brings the blue LED to life around each button.
Uni aluminum USB hub
Want a sleeker look? This USB hub from Uni is made of aluminum for extended durability and uses a braided cable. While charging isn’t supported, this hub uses USB 3.0 for 5 Gbps transfer speeds, giving you more data transfer power than most people know what to do with.
It’s also plug-and-play. Just pop it into your laptop and you’re ready to go. You get four additional USB slots that can handle a combined 900 mA worth of power while running on Windows and Mac devices without a problem.