Dekcell USB 2.0 Hi-Speed 7-Port Hub with Led Lights
Item No.: Dekcell - CPA-1059
Ratings: (1 review).
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Price: $9.95 MSRP:$15.99 (Saved $6.04)
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- USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compliant and USB-IF certified
- Supported data speed: 1.5/12/480 Mbps
- One upstream and seven downstream ports
- 8 luminescent LED lights
- Supports both bus and self-powered (automatic switching power adapter included)
- Over-current detection and protection for each downstream port
- Hot-swappable plug & play connection
- Daisy-chain connection of up to 127 devices
- Dimensions: 100 x 70 x 20 mm
- Work with Windows98, NT, 2000, ME, XP
- Package content:
- 1 x hi-speed 7-port hub with led lights
- 1 x USB 2.0 connection cable
- 1 x power adapter
- 1 x installation guide.
Avg. Customer Rating: (1.0 out of 5) based on 1 review. Write Your Review
1. This is not a USB 2.0 Hub
By Andrew from Austin, Texas on May 26, 2010
I had ordered one of these hubs as part of a larger order. However, when you hook it up to a computer and connect a USB 2.0 compliant device to it, your operating system may report that you could gain greater speeds by using a 2.0-compliant device. When I measured actual transfer speeds through the hub, it was only performing at a USB 1.1 level, which will limit any devices connected through it to 1/10th of the normal USB 2.0 speed.
This seems to be an older piece of equipment (the USB 1.1) that has been repackaged as a USB 2.0 hub. The cardboard packaging says "USB 2.0" and if you look carefully at the picture you can see a small sticker that has been placed on the face of the device. You cannot see what it says here, but mine read "USB 2.0 4-port hub."
I think it is curious that the sticker says "USB 2.0 4-port Hub" when the actual product has 7 ports, and does not operate at the USB 2.0 standard.
If you are only going to operate low speed devices like keyboards and mice, this may not affect you much, but it will make a difference if you are connecting any multi-media devices that contain pictures, music, or movies.
On a side note, it does indeed have LED lights. It's very flashy, using at least 5 different colors. If you don't mind having a flashing-Christmas tree Carnival effect, or if it will be concealed under a desk, again, no big deal, but the effect seemed rather gaudy after a while.
To give Brilliantstore credit, they did accept the product back and issued a refund, after they tested another one and found they had the same problem with the sub-standard USB transfer speeds. I think they're looking into it right now, but the page still advertises High-speed USB 2.0, it seems.
Anyway, this product is really a USB 1.1 Low-speed 7-port Hub with really colorful lights. Other than this, it worked fine.