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Insignia™ - 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub - Black-Front_Standard

Insignia™ - 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub - Black

Model: NS-PCH5420SKU: 5637005

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1890 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what it is supposed to do

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    JohnC
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    I purchased the USB hub to allow me to connect a keyboard and mouse to my OLD PC that was located in my Bridgeport CNC milling machine. Since the PC is a Windows XP machine I cannot safely connect it to my network so I have to upload all files via thumb drive. The USB hub did exactly what it is supposed to do and that is provide extra USB ports. I decided to use a hub vice three or four USB cables since my Keyboard and Mouse are located on a tiny keyboard tray attached under a touch screen monitor and I had already used all available USB ports on the front of the PC. Additionally the USB hub is rugged and light, a requirement, since the location installed is not temperature controlled and full of vibrations from the milling machine. John C.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it does...

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    glstewart
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    Well designed. Highly portable. USB 2.0 4 port hub. (takes one of your USB ports on your computer and gives you 4 USB 2.0 ports to use...) Requires no power to operate. PRO: .... requires no cumbersome additional AC cable (or USB for that matter since the 4", or so, USB cable is permanently attached, with it's own integrated storage for travel...) CON: ....probably won't have enough power to plug 4 USB 3.0, 2.5 " external HD's and work.... not to mention that you'd also loose the USB 3.0 speeds because this is a 2.0 Hub..... I use this Hub to plug all of my micro-USB receivers (for wireless mice, keyboards, Wacom tablet etc) into. This way i still have 3 USB 3.0 spaces available on my laptop and can use all of my wireless devices without having to pick and choose or constantly switch out every time i change tasks... Works like a charm, so, without hesitation....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works with all my computers

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    Robert
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    I bought this in store after telling the associate that I wanted a 4 port hub for an Android tablet and PC actual computers from XP to 10. He picked this one out and it works with everything I have. I can now use a keyboard and wheel mouse with the tablet and have ports to save and move things between the tablet and multiple thumb drives at the same time. I can actually run the tablet better as some things would not open correctly by touch but do work with the mouse. The hub hardly weighs anything and the plug/wire fit into a slot on the back which keeps them out of the way when I carry it around. It does what I wanted and I'm happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small, Compact and READY to use!

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    Jerry
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    My laptop has only three USB ports. Two of them are so close together, that I can only use one at a time. This hub gives me the chance to plug my mouse in next to the disc player and gives me the additional space to plug in memory sticks, etc. I usually use about four or five when I am trying to demonstrate a carving technique or show an article. The cost and reliability of this hub gives me the chance to share pictures and even make copies of plans for my friends. My laptop goes with me and this hub gives me a chance to readily share information as I want to. And it does NOT interfere with keeping the basic laptop stable for working. GREAT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what I need it to

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    Debbie
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    Lightning killed all of our HDMI ports in our home! Purchased one of the cables with the red/yellow/white plugs on one end and an HDMI port on the other for our TV. But we could only plug in one device. Purchased this splitter and we're able to plug our Cable, Chromecast, and Roku box. (Can't switch input devices from the remote though - it's all considered the same input source - we have to get up and select it on the box, but I need the steps!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality, not enough ports

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    Sifildur
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    Insignia usually makes good quality products and this USB hub isn't any different. I got this for my ancient MacBook Pro and Apple seems to hate USB ports. My MBP has just two and they are hogged by my wireless peripherals. The short USB cable on this hub keeps all my devices, charging cables, and external drive at hand. The placement of the ports suits my desk perfectly, with the external drives on the back and my wireless dongle and charging cable in the front. Only bad thing is that there aren't enough ports. It has space for at least 2 more ports and it feels like wasted real estate. Overall, great price, quality product. A good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the car

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    eternallynot
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    I have a single USB port in the car console. Wasn't sure if this would work until I hooked it up. It turned out perfect. The hub is small enough to mount (with those 3M velcro like stickies) to the inside compartment of my car console. Run multiple USB to lightning/Nintendo 3DS/old style idevice wide connector cables to the hub under the cover. Amazingly, this transfers enough power from the built in port through the hub to charge the devices as well as allow the music to play via USB. Fit my needs perfectly. I had tried another slim hub previously (forget brand), but it didn't provide power to devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall a good product

    Posted
    hflem

    Works just like it says it should. The cord is a little short, and hangs off my Surface, but luckily is light enough that it doesn't cause any problems. There is a spot on the back where you should be able to fit the USB plug in so it lays flat, but the cord doesn't reach to fit. Overall though, works for what I need it to. Seems to be a little laggy with just a wireless mouse and small thumb drive, so I'm not sure how well plugging 4 USB items would do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little hub

    Posted
    GamerMom
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    I love these. This is actually my second one, while the first I purchased a couple years back for my Mac mini. I purchased this one to use for my Mac Book pro in combination with my USB C adapter. Let’s face it, there are not enough pariphials that have a USB C connection. So with only having one adapter on hand, I’m able to connect other devices with this hub. My iPhone charges and transfers just as well using the standard lightning cable while using a Blu-Ray drive and or graphic tablet all at the same time. At such a great price, you can’t beat it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Hub

    Posted
    Pink
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    It was pessary for me to have more USB ports due to the full size keyboard that I purchased So I ordered this 4-Port, It is a good item but when ordering it did not specify the length of the USB plug cord. IT IS SHORT. would be fine if used with a laptop computer, but with my Mac it is a stretch to plug it in and have it sit flush on the desk . So I used some Velcro and attached it to the back of my Mac and presto, it does the Job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not very flexible or spacious

    Posted
    JGreene
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    If you ONLY need a max of two or three usb ports with narrow pieces that plug into the port that you won't have to remove or exchange very often, this is good. The short cord makes the placement awkward for anything with a wider base that inserts into the port, and if using it with a laptop that is frequently moved, the cord flops around a great deal when you go to plug it back in. The power itself seems okay, but good only when three or fewer ports are being used.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works, and Does what it is supposed to do!

    Posted
    Rush
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    I needed a 4-7 port USB hub for my computer. I was not looking to spend much on one. So I went in to Best Buy one day, Asked an employee where i could fine the USB hubs at. He pointed them out to me. I stood there for a minute, looked at prices, and chose this Insignia 4-port USB hub. Like I said I was not looking for anything dramatically priced or too fancy. So I chose this one. It does what it is supposed to do and for that I am grateful that Best Buy's Insignia brand is getting better and better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great buy! Extra USB ports...

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    AskJC
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    if you are like me you are growing in external products that feed or charge off your PC or laptop. I purchased a USB extender and now I have plenty of ports to plug all sorts of things in. Each handles a full size usb cable and I haven't found extra cables plugged in at once to slow down the items which I've attached. With cameras, mp3's, external hard drives, phones, and so many gadgets requiring charging or needed for your pc projects this usb extender has been a great great gadget worth every penny. Works Great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does The Job

    Posted
    Chester
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    Needed more USB slots for my PS4 to plug in external HD, charge controllers, etc all at once. Plus, plugging this into the back of my PS4 made my entertainment center much cleaner looking as it keeps the wires in the back. Good product so long as you understand the chord is short so don't think you're getting a lot of wiggle room with where you place this once plugged in. Personally, I was looking for a short chord so this worked out well for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    worked fine, form factor slightly clunky

    Posted
    PDXGal
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    Bought this to use on a training course I did overseas, in conjunction with my Chromebook (which only has 2 USB ports). Worked fine. However, when I was working at a desk with pullout keyboard tray, the form factor of this hub was a bit large. It stuck out to the side quite a bit and it was tricky to maneuver the cords of my peripherals so they'd fit. I've since seen USB hubs that are a bit sleeker, but this was OK.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Needs a long usb cord as well as the short one

    Posted
    BeginWell
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    This device would be better with a long usb cord to plug into a pc as well as the short one on it, although the short one needs to be a bit longer and more fexible. The current design is too small and awkward to use and the 4 inputs on it are a bit narrow so scrape usb cord heads going into them although those are still usable. Overpriced. Buy on sale only. A usb 3.0 goes into pc but the 4 ports are 2.0 each.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Serves the purpose

    Posted
    Alanatty
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    I got just a basic small 4 plug USB port to allow me to plug in more USB devices. My laptop only has three USB slots. I have a mouse/blue tooth in one at all times and the printer cable in a second one at all times. That left just one empty slot, but I often have two devices that need to be pluged into the third slot. It seems to work. I have only used it to plug in an extra flash drive, so I don't know what would happen if I plug in four devices at one time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for laptop use with limited USB ports

    Posted
    Katherine
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    I have 3 USB ports in my laptop. I have to use headset and prefer a "real" keyboard and a "real" mouse. That's my 3 ports. My employer added a USB drive recently to boot from and I didn't want to work without my keyboard and mouse. My tech support recommended a USB hub. My main concern being, when I plugged it in, would it fit next to the filled USB my headset was plugged into? It fit perfectly side by side and performs well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Buy

    Posted
    MaddenFan74
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    Works as described but it is a little flimsy/fragile feeling. Also, I plugged the USB in to my surge protector and then obliged in my iPad cord. It seems to not allow enough current to register as charging my iPad. All other uses have worked great but it seems that the splitting of current isn't enough for large electronics. So 4/5. Really happy but has a small short coming but I would still recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought for a PS4

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    D2abbott
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    My son has a nice pair of wireless Afterglow headphones that he purchased for use with his PS3. But when we upgraded to a PS4 he couldn't use them because the plug adaptor didn't fit into the USB port. We bought this hub to use as a small extension so the his headset could be used in the PS4 and it works great. He is also able to use the extra ports to charge his devises while he plays and there is no issue doing such.

    I would recommend this to a friend