Today every electronic gadget manufactured makes use of the ever-handy USB ports. Earlier in computers it featured normally one or two USB ports which were located inconveniently at the back of the CPU. But newer computers features several built in USB ports and many cases now place two or more of these ports at the front of the CPU unit. Then too additional ports are often needed and having them conveniently accessible makes all the difference which the USB-hub does. This USB-hub is a small, light unit with multiple ports for plugging in USB devices in it. This hub is commonly connected to a USB port located on the back of a desktop computer by using an extension wire. This hub when plugged in can be set wherever it is convenient, avoiding the hassle of accessing the rear of the computer.
This USB-hub is also great for laptops with only one or two ports which are in Laptops. There are some USB-hubs which can support up to 127 devices also. USB-hubs which are self powered can be used to connect digital cameras, card readers, keyboards, mice, MP3 players, memory sticks and many other handheld USB gadgets. An AC-powered USB-hub is a better choice for more robust components such as external drives, printers, scanners or fax machines. AC-powered hubs come with an AC-adapter, while others have the capability, but require the separate purchase of an adapter in some hubs. So when shopping for a USB-hub, be sure to get one that will meet your all your needs best.