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Old 11 February 2018, 14:27
Jim1348 Jim1348 is offline
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Powered USB Hubs

Long time desktop PC user here, but I just switched to a laptop computer. I am looking around for a suitable powered USB hub and I am finding that there are a lot of choices these days. I have been perusing the following:

https://www.anker.com/

http://www.belkin.com

https://www.kensington.com

https://www.logitech.com

http://www.targus.com

For those here that use these, what features do you find to be "must have" features? For example, one of the Anker hubs has a built in Ethernet converter. It sounds nice, but I don't know if I need it. Wifi seems fine, for now. I suppose if Ethernet was my only option, then I would need it.

I noticed that Belkin has some USB-C versions. Is that the coming standard or will that vanish like fire-wire did?

Kensington has a laptop keypad/calculator with USB Hub. It looks nice, but probably unnecessary for me.

Logitech seems to have fewer choices.

Targus even has a chill mat with a four port USB hub built into it.

Anyway, lets hear it from you guys. Am I overthinking this?
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