The second anchor gadget in the test is the 9 Port USB 3.0 Hub. With more than 50 euros, the device is not cheap, but to shine through some nice features and usual good workmanship. The latter, which falls on already at first glance, know quite convincing. Decorated in black and white and provided with glossy elements Hub looks really chic and feels accordingly. Slightly disappointed we were by the weight of the stroke that falls not just high with 100 grams of. Add some weight to improve stability would have been desirable for stationary use. The upward-facing USB ports resulted in our test namely frequently results throughout overturn the Hub as soon as something train was placed on a cable. Also pulling out of USB flash drives designed by the fact – at least with one hand – not quite so simple.
With 145 x 44 x 22 mm, the gadget is for pleasing compact. In these dimensions 3.0 ports also another port, can be loaded on the device with up to 2 amps, and corresponding LEDs are packed next to the terminals, along with nine USB. The LEDs indicate when inserted USB device to the appropriate number of ports and flash with a corresponding activity. According to Eusbhubs.com, power and the USB 3.0 connection cables are attached to the short side of the stroke, so they can be properly guided by (clutter) desk. The external power supply provides 48 watts, which is enough to entertain most USB devices simultaneously. Without the electricity supplier but nothing works – anchor indicates that the stroke has to be fed simultaneously from the power supply and an active USB port on the PC / notebook, to ensure full compatibility. In the test, a connection of a USB stick with a simple USB connection failed thus expected, only the connection of the power supply brought the desired success.
In the course of use, we could also find out about the speed of the gadget more. Anchors are of course theoretical 5Gbps speed of USB 3.0 standards, the test we could face a direct connection to the motherboard ports not notice any differences. One thing is clear, of course, that a total of nine units share the transmission of a port – with simultaneous setting of several devices on the hub, the speed decreases so accordingly. But this is of course no fault of the product but simply lies in the nature of things: When a power strip on the domestic power grid also is not “more” from the wall, as if you connect a single device.
For innovation and good features known anchor has also in this product trying to make something unconventional. In the test, although not required and also not really be seen: An integrated surge protection, which is to protect the connected equipment. you do not give detailed information out, however – just as an “insurance” as they often know from the surge protection outlets.
Both gadgets were absolutely convincing in our short test. Both in the areas of processing and visual appearance anchor now with the higher quality segment. The performance was true for both devices also, making them once again an attractive option for potential customers. The Wall Charger can score despite its simple task with intelligent control and a stylish, high-quality design. The USB hub comes with overvoltage protection and USB activity lights and a charging port. Only the somewhat low weight interferes in everyday life – and of course with more than 50 euros rather high price. However, both products are well worth the money and can be recommended by us without hesitation.
Positive aspects of 9 Port USB Hubs:
- chic, well-crafted case
- USB ports with activity
- Charge USB port available
Negative aspects of 9 Port USB Hubs:
- could be a bit more difficult
- works only with the AC adapter connected
Positive aspects of the Wall Chargers:
- 5 devices with high speed upload simultaneously
- compact design, high-quality workmanship
Negative aspects of Wall Chargers:
- Cord a little short