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Insignia™ - 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub - Black-Front_Standard

Insignia™ - 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub - Black

Model: NS-PCH5721SKU: 5633201

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 791 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    7 ports, power optional.

    Posted
    WarSong
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    I got home with this device and immediately set it to work. USB 2.0 throughput to a jumpdrive worked without having to use the included power adapter even with 4 other devices already connected. I have it as a hub to an onboard 2.0 port so everything up to the hub is 2.0 ready. And it just works. No issues. No non-sense. When using multiple drives of mixed types (jumpdrives, usb-sdd, usb-dvd and usb-ext hd) getting the power supply plugged in gets the motors spinning up and makes things quicker moving around smaller packs of data (no bigger than 2.5 gb per operation). This lets me build up boot and install disks quickly in the background while i have my 3.0 ports moving ten times as much data. It plays nice with wireless devices as well (802.11bgn, wireless kb and mouse, gamepads). A quick solution to your limited port count. Works without extra power in most cases which is good news for laptop users. Pure 2.0 speed. Works fine with 3.0 devices but is ofc slower than a genuine 3.0 hub.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Plastic box with ports lasts three months of use.

    Posted
    techchic925

    I only was able to get a few months of use from this device before it died on me today. From the minute that it was removed from the packaging, it wasn't quite what I had hoped for. It looks and feels very cheap, and the AC power cord was wrapped so tightly in the box that it was quite bent out of shape when I removed it from the packaging. The connecter for the AC power is also too small, and doesn't stay in the device unless taped. Recently, I started having troubles running everything from my harddrive to my wireless mouse off of it. At first, I thought it was the bus powered feature that was breaking. Then I went to unplug and plug it in again, and the USB connecter snapped off of the pcv board, and fell into the body of the device. To repair it would be worthless. I'm disappointed to have spent $30 on this product, and I recommend that others do more research on other available products before purchasing this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product for the Price

    Posted
    Modelbaseguy
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    I purchased this USB hub for obvious reasons, to expand the ports on my desktop computer. I wanted to maximize my ports for the lowest price and the Insignia 7-port USB 2.0 Hub did the trick. I have several external devices including portable hard drives, graphics tablet, mouse and keyboard. All of these devices are USB 2.0 and work perfectly with this hub. Transfer speeds to and from the hard drives are just as fast as when they are connected directly to the computer. Overall the hub is great inside and out. The case is plastic but not cheap or thin feeling. It is actually quite sturdy. Thought the hub comes with an external power supply, I do not have a need for it as it powers all of my peripherals through its connection to the computer. I would definitely recommend this item or the USB 3.0 version which is on my list for my next upgrade, it was just out of my budget this time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great buy at Best Buy

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    Mikelly321
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    One of the USB ports on my MacBook has become iffy and over sensitive occasionally kicking out new hard drives already hooked in through my old hub when a new drive was added to the chain. My old tactic of porting out over two hubs has been replaced with the ability to add up to seven devices to one hub. No problems have occurred adding extra devices through this hub in the port that wasn't having any issues. I reserve the sensitive port for iDevices now one at a time. I was going to do the 3.0 version, but it was a lot more expensive, and I plan to work my Usb 2.0 MacBook Pro for a long time to come since I've thrown in maximum ram, 512 Gb flash memory, and other than the twitchy usb hub, it has never presented any issues. Besides, my rationale is that I can always eBay this excellent hub after I get my use from it and the pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done, minor complaints.

    Posted
    Rocky
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    This does pretty much what you would expect which is to simply add additional USB ports to your system. I've bought the bargain brands on eBay before and was disappointed to see that bargain brands had compatibility issues or were simply DoA so I bought this in-store to avoid the hassle of having to deliver and return deliver again through eBay/Amazon. Pros: + Trustworthy brand + Fair price given the specifications + No compatibility issues Cons: - Wires are a bit too short. USB 4 ft. Power plug 6 ft. - Ports are side-by-side which results in clustering - Bottom grip is weak resulting in the HUB constantly moving around my table - Extremely light which is a bad thing because without any weight the HUB moves around even more than it should

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These days, a USB Hub is a must have

    Posted
    Sandman
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    Have one on my 17" Toshiba w/Window's 8.1 and love it Bought this one for my new 17" Dell laptop. Had a lot if trouble getting windows to recognize this hub. I did about 6 windows updates and it still didn't recognize it. I gave up and emailed support and the reply the next day was "Windows update will catch up to it" and low and behold, after closing their email (which I was reading on my phone) I booted up the laptop and the hub was working! Frustrated but HAPPY. This day and age with manufacturer's only building 2 or 3 ports in laptops, a hub is a must. Even desktops are sparce with ports

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for adding additional ports to laptops

    Posted
    Timmy
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    Use 2 of these in conjunction with 1 point of sale laptops. Laptops only have 1 2.0 USB port and 2 3.0 USB ports. Have 5 devices to connect, receipt printer, barcode scanner, card reader, USB NIC (laptops didn't have a NIC port) and a mouse to each. Actually love this setup, all I have to do to pull the systems at the end of the day is disconnect the USB hub and power and I'm done, verses unplugging several items. Also helps when plugging things back in, as everything is left plugged into the hub, that way the laptop recognizes them the same way when the hub is reconnected to the laptop the next day. Has worked excellent so far. Also had no issues with a Linksys USB3GIG USB network adapter through the 2.0 port, even though it's a 3.0 device. Very satisfied!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Using it on my Macbook 12"

    Posted
    Funsize
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    This is great! I bought this as an extension to my new Macbook adapter since there are no usb ports and the adapter only comes with 1 usb port. I decided to buy this to connect to the one usb port and hoped that it works since i like to charge my iPhone, iPad, and other peoples devices. I though, better safe than sorry and not be left with wishing i had more ports if i had bought the one with only 2 or 4 ports. Sure i have extensions beyond what is convenient but this is super light and small that it fits purse with my Macbook. I just like knowing that i have the option to hook up up to 7 usb connections if i wanted to although i have yet to use them all. Great product, sleek looking, and best of all, it works with my adapter for my Macbook.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for trips and organization

    Posted
    Soccer1414
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    I absolutely love this. After going out of town and having for people in a room and not having enough outlets I purchased this product. Before this product I worried about leaving cords, Chargers, and devices (phone, tablet and IPad) now I don't. I love being organized and having everything together especially when traveling. With 7 USB ports I was able two charge 3 phones, 2 IPads, 1 tablet, and charge my fit bit all at once . It did not seem to cause slow charging. Went to bed and everything was charged by morning. Also use it in the house to save outlet space and have everything close to me. Great for presents too. I am going to buy at least 3 more as presents. It was money well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought it for my PS4 as old system has 2 USB ports

    Posted
    Einhander824
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    Figured getting a USB Port hub for my 1st Gen PS4. My system is down to 1 USB hub due to the other port being used by my external HD for storage. Found out that this inexpensive Best Buy brand USB Port hub does its job for my PS4; I can plug in multiple controllers and it all charges at the same time. Came in very handy as if you purchased a PSVR system, one USB plug needs to plug in for the camera. Definitely recommended for those that didn't upgrade to the PS4 Pro and are out of USB ports on the PS4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job.

    Posted
    SuperChump34
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    My old MacBook needed more ports for my DAW equipment, so I decided to get this USB hub. It works. Surprise. But when the computer goes to sleep, my peripherals go into a sort of sleep mode where the pads and lights start making a fireworks pattern. In other words, the hub still delivers power to devices. I pulled the power supply and they still stayed on from the power drawn from the macbook's USB port. This is normal function for any USB hub. So if you need something that will cut power, look for something else. USB hubs with individual power switches do exist, so look around. But if you just need more ports, this thing works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hubs...most keep falling on the floor

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    OldLadyGeek
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    I finally decided to deal with my hubs. I had 4 of them hooked up to my PC. No, I didn't need all of them but over the years I kept buying them because they looked ok, or were bought to do whatever job was at hand. Most of them kept falling over from the weight of the wires. This one, however, was perfect, as it is flat on the bottom and I could use Museum Putty to stick it down to my desk. No fallen hubs any more! And I got rid of all of my other ones, and this is big enough to plug in all the miscellaneous peripherals I seem to need to do my work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent for the price and purpose

    Posted
    Archangel
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    I needed to test an issue with my mom's computer since the USB keyboard and mouse were having problems being read from my hub. After having a Belkin hub for about 5 years, I figured I would try something inexpensive, so I went with this hub from Insignia. It works okay...easy plug and play detection and the fact that it was powered made it easier to see devices. Overall, it worked for the purpose of testing my devices and I will keep this for the next computer my mother buys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    So Lightweight And Easy To Move Around...

    Posted
    ZackAttack
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    I only got this to get a couple extensions for my USB ports, never intending to use for charging and/or plugging in multiple items, so I don't know how well it functions for that. It seems to work okay, but it's so cheap and lightweight, that the slightest nudge means the strong tension of the adapter cord can displace this, potentially to falling off a desk, so I stopped using it at purchased a heavy aluminum hub/port with sturdy rubber feet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Present for parents

    Posted
    Randy
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    My parents share a counter space which contains all of their personal belongings, paperwork, etc. While visiting them, I noticed that they were arguing over how many different tech devices were on that counter space. There were only two USB adapters, with over 5 tech devices which included phones and tablets. This consolidated the wiring into one location, provided freed up counter space, and even opened up at wall outlet. Highly recommend the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great.

    Posted
    Bgh930
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    This usb hub is a good deal for the money. I'm using it with a MacBook Pro and Mac 10.7.5. Note, this hub is USB 2.0... USB 3.0 connections will work but at 2.0 speeds. The 7 ports are packed neatly into a small space, but this could be an issue with unnecessarily fat flash drives or connectors. I have a couple of thumb drives that fall into that category, but since I rarely need all 7 ports at once, I just leave one open and there's plenty of room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome USB 7-port hub

    Posted
    TonyBoyTones
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    I love this unit. I am a professional musician who uses multiple USB enabled musical instruments and the ease to which I was able to plug in and have no issues with this unit has amazed me. There are no drivers to install it's powered by the computer itself and the streaming of musical data is flawless. If you're in need of extra ports this is the unit to purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok USB port for lots of misc stuff

    Posted
    Swirl
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    This is an ok USB port. Its great that it has lots of ports and its very light weight. Not very big either. But feels flimsy. It wont read when I have my iPhone cable plugged into it. Old or new cable. That has to be plugged in directly to my computer. Also this doesn't work with my portable hard drive very well. Which can be problematic for PC's that have limited USB ports. Ok for things not used all the time that you want to leave plugged in (printer, drawing tablet, etc)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    Liefy
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    I have had this hub for a few weeks and haven't had any problems with it all of my devices connected to it without issue. I'm glad to have the external power source as is needed to run things like external hard drives etc. that said the build quality of this particular item is slightly less than average I would prefer something that seem to be a bit more robust. But for a hub of this nature it seems to be fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for USB power distribution

    Posted
    Rathieiv
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    I am finding more and more devices in my entertainment system that are USB powered, and there are only so many outlets to plug the USB power adapters into. This is where this USB hub shines. Room to spare on USB ports to plug into. The only down sides are that it is a little pricy and its lightweight plastic construction allows the cables plugged into it to drag it around.

    I would recommend this to a friend