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Targus - 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub - black-Angle_Standard

Targus - 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub - black

Model: ACH119USSKU: 4900026

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 198 reviews

91%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Hub for Laptops with Limited USB Ports

    Posted
    ColdIceAge
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    I have a new laptop from HP and while I thoroughly enjoy it and wouldn't trade it for anything, I did learn quickly that having a laptop with only two USB ports was quite the drawback. I'll be completely honest and admit that I didn't know what a USB Type-C was prior to buying this hub and only noticed it after researching the port on my laptop. The hub is quite powerful and since I have a newer laptop it stays powered on without the need for external power but it is nice to know that I have it available. If you have a port for USB Type-C and need more plug-ins, I definitely recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great -- One Note

    Posted
    novadam
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    Works great and has a small footprint. Just a note for anyone like me, who isn't the most computer savvy: if you use this for an external USB hard drive, and you want the drive to power down when you power down your computer, you'll need to disconnect the hub's power cable (assuming your drive has it's own power source). Otherwise, the drive will stay on even after you shut down. At least, that was my experience. I just unplugged the hub, and it's all good, since everything I have plugged into it has their own separate power sources.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect addition to desk setup for a laptop

    Posted
    SG0001
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    My laptops always have the bare minimum of USB ports and this has solved several problems: 1) increasing the port #'s, 2) adding the convenience of a de facto docking station that hi-speed peripherals stay connected to, and 3) not forcing me to compromise on the performance of those devices just because, for convenience, I'd like to keep them connected to a hub. The performance difference of leaving behind a USB2 hub has been a significant help. Reliability has been very good so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Made a difference for me!

    Posted
    NeighborNancy
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    The Best Buy salesperson recommended this when I asked for help extending my Lenovo - Yoga 910 2-in-1 laptop's USB ports. The laptop doesn't come with a dvd drive, and I needed additional ports as well (1 for USB transceiver, 1 for iPad, 1 for iPhone). I do a lot of last minute travel for elderly family caregiving, and this is an easy unit to throw in my bag and go. I've been satisfied with Targus products in the past, and so far so good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works great as a hub

    Posted
    David
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    This product has to be connected to a PC/laptop AND a power source to be able to provide power to any devices that are charging through the three main ports. In other words, if a computer is not present, only the fourth USB port can power a device; the other three ports are worthless. This works well as a USB hub in conjunction with a computer but not as a standalone USB charging station.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Loose cables

    Posted
    SDML
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    I am not crazy about this product. While the device transmits data (when it stays connected), the problem is that the connections are loose. The USB cables that you plug in wiggle and you can easily lose a connection with just a light bump or shift of the box. This is terrible for using with recording or playing live audio. I would look for something else first if I were you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact size, great for travel

    Posted
    doughboy125
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    This a great unit if you are limited to usb ports on your computer. There is only 1 powered usb powered port the other 3 on the front are not. The power supply is 4 amp output (not shown on the outside packaging) enough to power an external hard drive. The ports are backward compatible. Targus could have done a better job explaining what's inside the package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Safe way to store everything

    Posted
    PollyMary
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    After having a computer destroyed GEEKS were able to salvage some things. I now leave very little ON my computer. I store some things on smaller flashes but this has everything else. I set it up as a flash drive rather than an external hard drive. This way I can see, work on everything. Love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    HamresLionDen
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    It is a great way to turn one USB port into multiple ones. Also the transfer speed of the hub is amazing. I use it for editing pictures and videos so that extra speed helps out a lot with the mouse and trying to edit fine little details.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy peasy

    Posted
    baabSmith
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    I bought this because it was a pain in neck to constantly swivel my iMac around to insert USB devices. I accidentally bought a USB 2.0 device at Best Buy. Once I discovered my mistake, they took it back and I purchased this one. Easy peasy. I always to go to BB first. They usually have what I want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works but Data imperfect

    Posted
    RickJohn57
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    It is great to increase the number of charging ports. The jury is still out on whether it works well with all devices. I have a specialized device that would not work through the Targus. Perhaps it is a driver issue specific to my microprocessor development board and it works with most mainstream devices... perhaps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says

    Posted
    DeaDGoD
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    Four port USB 3.0 hub with one fast charge port. Perfect for having all my PS4 accessories plugged in without having to disconnect any to be able to charge my controllers. Plus the powered fast charge port allows me to let my wireless headset or controllers charge overnight and be ready to use when I'm ready to play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after a month or so

    Posted
    rdhinmn
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    Like every hub I've tried, this one stopped working after about two months - computer could not find drives plugged into it. Other hubs have lasted longer, but all seem to give out after a short while. I wish that the computer manufacturers like HP would put a few more USB ports on their machines!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    USB 3.0 hub 5 stars

    Posted
    tallguybry
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    I did my research before buying this so I expected it to live up to the info from other reviews, and it did. Small and portable, came with power cord and is really easy to use and convenient. I even got it on sale at BB the weekend I bought it. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for travel

    Posted
    tburt51
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    If you don't need 8 USB outlets...why get them? This is small, quiet, and although it does require a separate power source, you'll forget you have it after a while. No noise, no issues. SOLID.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A powered USB hub that almost works

    Posted
    MrAlbatross
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    I was hoping to have at least one port that I could pull about 800 mA from for a small Android tablet. The tablet never really got to a full charge even after overnight charging. Other than that the hub works.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall pretty good

    Posted
    bderagon
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    I've had some issues on booting with these devices not being recognized, not sure if that's a problem with my motherboard, as it only happens on one machine, and not the other two. But I've never had any problems with other USB devices; other than that, it works and acts as I expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great but a little pricey

    Posted
    UndergroundMan
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    Installation was painless. It was plug and play. I get decent write and read speeds using it. Haven't had any issues. My only complaint is the cost. The price seems high for a hub. I was able to have Best Buy price match Amazon which is why I purchased it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Funtion As Advertised

    Posted
    Doctor
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    This is supposed to be a powered USB hub but the 3 devices I needed it for including CD burner and a Novation keyboard won't work and I still have to swap out these devices to the limited number of ports on my iMac. Maybe I'm not using it correctly but disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The USB 3.0 Hub is great

    Posted
    broomer
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    I just plug it in to my laptop USB 3.0 port then connect my USB 2.0 external hard drive I have my old files on. Also, plug my flash drives and external disk drive to the hub. It handles everything I plug into it. Good addition for me and it frees your laptop ports up too.

    I would recommend this to a friend