Great Hub, 10 ports
The Mobility Lab ML300870 is an external hubwith the standard USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible), which adds 10 USB ports to your device (PC, Mac or Tablet). Side look, it is classy enough with his sober black appearance and surprises by its atypical shape in “Lego brick”.
Design series, alternating and horizontal USB ports tilt spread 2 cm from each other gives the advantage that no port mouth the adjacent slots, unlike the prepared USB ports vertically and very close on the other hubs, at the back of the CPUs or on a laptop. A thick device as a key USB Corsair Flash Voyager bouchera never the other USB ports.
The box includes:
- The hub, 10 ports
- An AC adapter (Input: 100-240V 50/60 Hz 0.45 A MAX and Output 5.0 V = 2.5 A)
- A long micro USB cable to connect it to the computer
The power supply of the power adapter is big enough and can interfere with connections to other devices on your power strips, enough contradictory detail compared to the aspect innovative and ventilated from the hub.
We also regret that the USB ports are distributed on all sides of the hub, no system of foot is block the ML300870 hub which tends to slide if too responsible for devices.
And the food?
For a small number of efficient devices, the power adapter is not necessary, but it is becoming as soon as consumption climbs.
2.5 A maximum provided by the sector to power 10 USB ports so that a device can take up to 500 my port it seems bit (0, 5A x 10 = 5A). I however pushed the vice by connecting 10 devices on this hub, and there was no problem. The connected devices were:
- 1: a Google Asus Nexus 7 smartphone (supported)
- 2: a docking Inateck USB 3.0 to sata
- 3: a mouse Logitech G400s
- 4: a Kingston 19-in-1 memory card reader
- 5: a portable hard drive Seagate Wireless
- 6: a Sony PS3 Dualshock 3 controller
- 7: a Verbatim USB stick 32 GB Pinstripe USB
- 8: a Corsair travel 8 GB USB
- 9: a multimedia wifi SanDisk Connect SDWS2 – 032 G – key E57 32 GB
- 10: a Logitech G510 keyboard
The 10 devices
No met worries, all 10 devices are working properly. No stall during copy of a ton of files between storage devices. See if you plug 10 hungry devices such as external boxes for drive hard laptop 7200trs/m.
This ML300870 of Mobility Lab is an excellent HUB USB 2.0 to 10 ports to the ingenious design, and unlike the majority of the hubs of competition, 10 ports are actually usable with spacing alternated and thought of Mobility Lab damage the AC adapter provided that 2.5 A and 5a to feed properly 10 “greedy” USB devices.
In addition, missing on this unit a light indicating its setting in tension or activity of the USB ports. Maybe this oversight is voluntary for save power of this hub already very fair?
Finally, its USB 2.0 compatibility is sufficient for the majority of devices, but support for the USB 3, faster and not enough put forth even on motherboards recent (few ports USB 3 available) would have made this hub a real reference.
The shortcomings of this hub are immaterial and recommend it by its unusual look and its ingenious design of high quality.