The 10 Best USB Hubs in 2018
From our reviews, we have compiled the 10 top rated and best USB Hubs with difference shapes, ports and powered or non-powered USB Hubs.
The technology has become more advanced in recent years, in term of device connectivity USB technology has become the most popular device connectivity among others. USB technology has innovated from version 1.0 to the current latest one 3.0 with tons of devices support. Even the world has adopted the new technology so quickly, some devices still using the USB 2.0 because of its popularity and time span.
The Recent innovation of technology, most personal computer, laptop, and tablet become thinner and lighter. To reach this requirement, they need to limit the number of connectivity ports including the USB ports as well. In real life, most users may need at least 2 USB ports for their computer accessories such as a mouse, keyboard, flash drive, phones or external hard drive etc.
To figure out this situation, from our reviews, we have compiled the 10 top rated and best USB Hubs with different shapes, ports and powered or non-powered USB Hubs.
The first USB hub is the HB-UM43 4-ports USB 3.0 hub made by Sabrent. It features the power switch and LED power indicator light for each USB port. It supports high-speed data transfer up to 5 Gbps for USB 3.0 and it also supports backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.
The overall design is about portability with dimensions of 3.4 x 1.5 x 0.6 inches and only 1.4 ounces. It’s great for use with notebooks or tablets for attaching your favorite USB devices.
Most of the time new technologies always more expensive and also need newer hardware for supporting it. AmazonBasics Ultra-Mini hub still the best option for its price and especially for your old computer that not support USB 3.0.
This USB hub supports 4 high-speed USB 2.0 ports with speed up to 480 Mbps. It’s using the Bus-powered mode so you don’t need an external power supply. It also has the LED to indicate its power status when you are connecting to your computer.
Beside device connectivity, USB has become the most popular power supply for charging portable devices. AmazonBasics 7 Port USB 2.0 hub included a 5V/4A power adapter that can provide up to 2 high current USB ports (1.2 amps/port).
AmazonBasics 7 Port USB hub support 7 high-speed USB ports with data transfer speeds up to 480Mbps.
If you need a very compact, portable and flexible for most situation, HB-UMN4 USB 2.0 by Sabrent will be your best choice. HB-UMN4’s USB connector can be rotated all the way you want to align with your computer position.
Sabrent HB-UMN4 has 4 ports with high-speed USB 2.0 speed up to 480 Mbps. This device is a non-powered USB hub, so you don’t need an external power source, it will use power from your computer.
This is another device made by AmazonBasics. This 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub features the automatically power source switching. It will operate in bus-power mode (unpowered mode) when you don’t connect external power source.
This device using 3.0 with super speed up to 5 Gbps and also backward compatible with USB 2.0 with high speed up to 480 Mbps. Along with the USB Hub itself, you will get a power adapter with 5V/2.5A.
This SuperSpeed hub made by Plugable features the high-powered source and USB over-current protection. This hub support charging standard BC 1.2, so it can be used to charge your favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile devices.
Plugable SuperSpeed hub support 7 USB 3.0 ports with speed up to 5 Gbps. This hub also has 7 LEDs for indicating the power and data transfer status for each USB port.
If you are the Apple fan, then this Apple-style Aluminum Hub made by Anker is designed to the best complement with your Mac Computer. Alongside within the package contents, you will also get a 2 feed USB cable and also Velcro installation strip.
This USB hub has 4 USB 3.0 ports with super speed up to 5 Gbps. It is not just for Mac OS X, it does support most operating system including Windows and Linux.
This is another USB hub by ANKER with a compact design and a built-in 1 fit high-quality USB cable. It is a great complement to your Microsoft Surface, Ultrabook, and MacBook. It also features a power bar design and a blue operation indicator LED. It has a built-in surge protector for keeping the device running more stable.
This USB hub has 4 USB 3.0 ports with super speed up to 5 Gbps so you will get a job done in less time. It also supports backward compatible with 2.0 and 1.1.
HooToo USB 3.0 hub is great for your daily uses. It’s designed to fit all USB device type including the large width USB devices. It’s also compact size great use with your laptop, Ultrabook, and tablet.
HooToo has 4 USB 3.0 ports that can provide faster speed than USB 2.0 up to 10 times. It’s also backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices as well.
The special feature of the AmazonBasics 7 Port USB 3.0 hub is the auto switching between self-power and bus-power mode. This USB hub comes along with a 12 V 3A power adapter for your heavy usages requirement. For your convenience, when you use devices with slightly power usage example flash drive, the card reader, of course, you don’t need a power adapter. It’s designed to be compact so you can easily take it along with your laptop anywhere.
Those are the ten top USB hubs including the super speed USB 3.0 hubs and fast speed USB 2.0 hubs. If you have a limited budget and the speed is not the case, so you can go with a USB 2.0 hubs but if you will use it for your future devices, the USB 3.0 super speed hub is your best choice.