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Reddit mentions of Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub for Macbook, Mac Pro/mini, iMac, Surface Pro, XPS, Notebook PC, USB Flash Drives, Mobile HDD, and More

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We found 87 Reddit mentions of Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub for Macbook, Mac Pro/mini, iMac, Surface Pro, XPS, Notebook PC, USB Flash Drives, Mobile HDD, and More. Here are the top ones.

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Found 87 comments on Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub for Macbook, Mac Pro/mini, iMac, Surface Pro, XPS, Notebook PC, USB Flash Drives, Mobile HDD, and More:

u/shnackaran · 37 pointsr/cscareerquestions

I am honestly struggling with the abundance of mechanical keyboard suggestions. I don’t use one, and very few people at my workplace use one. I will say that unless there’s some significant ergonomic benefit that I’m missing, the “pro” of having a keyboard that feels great comes at the heavy expense of potentially annoying the hell out of your colleagues with the noise. It depends if your friend works remotely or in an office, but I can say that in an office environment a mechanical keyboard seems like a disrespectful move in my personal and professional opinion.

Three things I can suggest that are each universally useful and cheap are a cable keeper, a USB hub, and this specific stress ball. I love this stress ball because it has such an awesome squishy texture to it. Unfortunately you don’t get to pick the color (not the slightest idea why) but most people end up getting a black one, myself included.

u/kpanda12 · 9 pointsr/Surface

Have you tried one of these? Super portable and works well. Only $10 on Amazon, too.

Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub for Mac, PC, USB Flash Drives and Other Devices https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_tETlzbHY7C93R

u/Phnglui · 9 pointsr/smashbros

You should be able to use your controller. The gamecube adapter only needs 2 USB slots max, and the switch has 3.

I you're worried about it, get a small USB hub to bring to tourneys in case the setups have no spare ports open.

u/jwhite40 · 8 pointsr/Battletops

I'm slightly older if that really matters. Here's my advice.

One thing you can do right now without buying anything is to remove the stickers off of your laptop. Seriously, it makes a difference.

For all my recommendations I'm going to list price first as I imagine budget being a concern.

$5 - Do you only use the external drive when at your desk? If so, mounting it to the corner of the desk, the wall, (or if you ever pick up an external monitor, the back of that) might look cleaner.
I use this stuff to stick things - https://www.amazon.com/Scotch-051141397252-Extremely-Mounting-414P-ST/dp/B018GKCI82/ You can find it at stores like Target.

With all the cables coming out of your laptop, I think a USB hub would really help your setup as all of the cables would go directly into one place. If your laptop has a USB-C port and supports charging over it, you can get a USB-C hub so you can connect peripherals and charging over one cable.

$15 - If you don't have USB-C, something like this looks good - https://www.amazon.com/Anker-4-Port-Macbook-Surface-Notebook/dp/B00XMD7KPU/

It has four USB 3.0 ports and is very clean and small. However, the cable is a bit short.

Around $79 - If you do have USB-C, I have this hub and it's pretty good, however the cable is short and can feel a bit loose at times.

$25 - A basic colored mousepad might look cleaner if you want to go for that look. I have this mousepad and recommend it, but it's all personal preference.

$35 - I think you should pick up a headphone stand so the grease and oils don't get on your laptop screen, I recommend this one - https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Aluminum-Headphone-Stand-Holder/dp/B019PI9QFC/

It gives you three extra USB 3.0 ports, a headphone jack and comes in four different colors, and has a solid aluminum build. If you don't need those extras, this stand is still aluminum and comes in at $12 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GZFX6ND/

Probably around $100-$150 - The biggest upgrade you can make here I think is an external monitor and keyboard. It would improve your setup's ergonomics significantly. This desk looks pretty small, so I would recommend something no bigger than 24 inches in screen size. The resolution of the screen and such would depend on what you want and your laptop's power. However, I highly recommend at least 1920x1080 resolution.

$25 - If you ever do decide to upgrade to an external monitor, you probably wouldn't be able to use two screens on your desk, and the closed laptop would take up way too much space. I would recommend this laptop stand - https://www.amazon.com/Vertical-Adjustable-OMOTON-Aluminum-Chromebook/dp/B0769G51R7/

I have it myself and it's very well built, adjustable, and makes things a lot cleaner if you use an external monitor. It has branding on one side but if you flip it you can just use the side with no branding so it looks super clean. You can make it very stable on the desk with some simple double-sided tape.

That's all I have for now. Enjoy your setup!

u/bvo29 · 7 pointsr/TeslaModel3

I have mine attached to this

Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub for Macbook, Mac Pro/mini, iMac, Surface Pro, XPS, Notebook PC, USB Flash Drives, Mobile HDD, and More


u/senfmeister · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

You can do this for Sentry if you don't mind some tinkering: https://github.com/marcone/teslausb/


I started using TeslaFi two days after I got my car, I wish I'd done that from the beginning. If you want to try it a referral code can double your trial period (to a month from two weeks, I believe).


This USB hub works great for all the stuff I have plugged in: https://smile.amazon.com/Anker-4-Port-Macbook-Surface-Notebook/dp/B00XMD7KPU/

u/lazy-zebra · 4 pointsr/computers

Usb passthroughs are a more premium thing, and with a quick amazon search, I could not find one in your price range with a usb passthrough. You could always get a cheaper 1080p monitor, and get a usb hub
This is a good monitor

This is a good hub

Edit: formatting

u/zealeus · 4 pointsr/FTC

The way we do it:

- Use this Anker Hub

- Plug both your REB Hub & USB Camera into the Anker Hub.

- Hub USB connects to your phone with the OTG adapter.

- On the RC Phone: load a New Config; you'll see Expansion Hub Portal 1 and a Webcam. We didn't need to do any further configuration to the Webcam on the phone, so long as the webcam config name matches up with your code (just like calling a motor "left_front_motor").

u/Awhite2555 · 4 pointsr/xboxone

So I've been wanting to make a thread about that, and I just haven't. Would installing something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_o94QybH7VVPMM

work in the back of the console? I want to add another HDD to my XB1s but I don't want it in front and my back two ports are used by a drive and Kinect. Would a hub cause a downgrade in performance? I actually don't really understand how they work truthfully, especially for an Xbox.

u/mjike · 4 pointsr/xboxone

The S only has three ports. I was in the same situation where one port was dedicated to an external HDD, the 2nd was for my headset and the 3rd port alternated between Wheel/Charge Cable.

I picked up the Anker and adhered it to the rear of my console. Problem solved and I can now use the Kinect USB adapter

u/LoveCheeze · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I bought this Anker last week with a 3.0 extender - after minor tweaking, works like a charm

u/elvinelmo · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

To go low budget and have the best build quality I would suggest the Acer Swift 3. The aluminum body makes it almost toddler proof. It has enough power to manage all you need it too and will last you through college. To get more usb ports you could use a hub

  • 14" Full HD Laptop
  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U
  • 8GB RAM
  • Intel 512GB NVMe SSD
  • Thin Aluminum Body
u/Ghostcart · 3 pointsr/gpdwin

Evecase 5.6 x 5.6 x 3.5 inch Camera Bag.
Chose this after trying too long to find a 3DS bag that didn't have horrible straps. $16 with Prime

Anker USB 3.0 4* USB tap.
Obviously, you need to have more than 1 USB port to do much, like using a mouse with a usb drive.
$9 with Prime.

Cable Matters Mini HDMI male to HDMI Female cable 2 pack.
Minor shaving required. Not tested extensively.
$10 with Prime.

Lexar USB 3.0 Micro SD Card Reader
If you want to use a ferry card or temporarily pop your card of choice into a computer, one of these is incredibly helpful. Plus it's tiny. You can probably get one cheaper if you don't want the 32GB card included.
$33 with Prime.

Standard XBOne Controller.
Works without any need to mess with dongles on Windows 10. It'll even work with headphones/sets.
$35-$50ish, depending on color and luck.

Venom Xbox One Rechargeable Battery Twin Pack.
I don't recommend these in particular, but a rechargeable pack is a must if you don't want to guzzle batteries.
$17 with Prime.

Logitech Wireless Mouse M185.
Pretty reliable, but only has the standard 2 mouse buttons plus tilting and clicking mousewheel. Receiver stores inside nicely.
$13 with Prime.

Kid Icarus Folding 3DS Stand That I Had In A Box.
Needs a little rubber bumper to help secure the Win properly.
$10 with Prime.

Perrix Asymetrical Folding Keyboard.
This one might be tough to find, but it works amazingly. The weird fold system pushes the main hinge off to the side, so it is less likely to fold the moment you put it on your lap. It also completely hides the hinge when the keyboard is unfolded. A bit cramped, but the keys are properly clicky laptop keys.
For image and model reference

Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger*
While looking for my power pack, I found this one. Seems to be a flat upgrade. 26800mAh with 3
4.8A output USB ports. Also has 2 micro usb inputs for double the charge speed?
$59.99 with Prime.

Other possible pack-ins.

Bluetooth Numpads.
If you're primarily going to be gaming, you might want to drop the full keyboard in favor of a bit of space plus one of these. Works nicely with a mouse if you rebind with HIDMacros. Also more tiny airport/college desk friendly. Example unit is $30

Similarly, you might want to try a half controller + mouse option using a device like the
Nintendo Joy-Con's left unit. Drivers are still being worked on though, so only get this if you're up for beta troubles.
$50ish, but you can get lucky on eBay.

SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive.
The one in all the Win lists I've seen, but I figured I'd list it here for convenience.
$45 with Prime.

All this stuff takes a total of 3 AAA (2 for the keyboard, 1 for the numpad) and 1 AA battery that will need replacing eventually. I hesitate to recommend rechargeable ones, as I have yet to find a micro charger for them.

Inateck USB 3.0 Ethernet + 3 USB 3.0 port adapter.
You might want to replace the 4 port one with one like this if you plan to do network maintenance, secure data transfer, or just plain download things quickly.

$20 with Prime.

PS4 Controller.
Some people prefer this to the XBOne one. It's lighter in the hand (and bag), comes with a built in rechargeable battery with absurd life, and has a touchpad with 4 physical buttons underneath. Can do some pretty crazy things with the touchpad via Steam's controller customization, but has weaker compatibility with non-Steam applications. Also works with PS4 Remote Play.
Worth noting that, unlike the ps3 controller, this can charge directly from any micro usb power supply. Headset support seems to require the official receiver dongle, sold separately.
Controller Alone: $40-60 Depending on color. Silver's cheapest.
Adapter Alone: $66
Controller + Adapter Bundle: $66

Budget 1 Handed Controller**
Hey, if you want to try 1/2 Controller + Mouse, why start off pricey?

Phew, that's about all I have on hand.

u/RarelyNecessary · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

USB-C or USB 3? I can't think of any audio interfaces that use USB-C (correct me if I"m wrong here), and most MIDI to USB adapters I've seen also don't use USB-C.

Actually looking at the specs for the macbook pro and holy god there's literally only 2 ports and they're both USB-C that's so awful. Like I said, most MIDI-to-USB adapters and audio interfaces use USB type A plugs, so you'll need an adapter or a hub anyway to be able to use them (might as well get both in one, imo).

If you get a USB C to USB hub, it would be USB 3 to USB 3, so they should all have the same speed (I think there are sometimes issues of having enough power to send to everything but don't quote me on that and as long as you don't have like 10 things plugged in you're fine).

Another option would be to get an interface with built-in MIDI support but tbh you'll probably need the hub anyways if you plan to do more than 2 things at a time ever.

(If you're not sure where to look, Amazon Basics has a Type C to Type A hub that's USB 3.1, or Anker makes a cheaper one that's got great reviews)

u/x0x_CAMARO_x0x · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Those are called USB ports, not HDMI ports.

And yes, you can use a USB 3.0 HUB to add more USB slots to the console.

Something like [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Anker-4-Port-Macbook-Surface-Notebook/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1519339748&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=USB+hub&psc=1) should work.

u/dptt · 2 pointsr/axolotls

I had my little guy in a 5g when I got him and used these to keep it cool. (linking directly to usa amazon just so you know what I got but you'd probably be better off finding the same/similar on a more appropriate site for your location!)

USB Fans (x2) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XN24GY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - these are SUPER quiet - could barely hear them when running!

USB Hub - I covered up the two remaining ports with tape so water didn't get in it, but you could also just get a hub with two ports instead of four! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XMD7KPU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Extension cable to plug in the hub to my power strip that had usb outlets. If your power strip doesn't have a usb port then you'll need to get a brick as well. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007FGU5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


In the North Carolina summer at 90-110 degrees F, this kept my tank at about 62-65 F

u/Curiousilly · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Just thought I'd mention that it's possible (though clunky) to bypass the power limits using a USB hub like this inline with the dongle (in between the dongle and the keyboard). I do this with my iPad and my Mechmini (which annoyingly "draws too much power").

u/mememuseum · 2 pointsr/techsupport

You could get a USB hub to exoand your number of USB ports. This should let you use a USB wifi adapter.

u/UGot2Handit2Leprecns · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

This Hub works with the dashcam on my Model 3

u/julianpoy · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

I use a basic Anker 4-port hub. It's cheap, fast, and gets the job done. You could get something with more ports, but I prefer not to require external power for the hub.


u/razed_thoughts · 2 pointsr/razer

Bro. Here's my setup:


then add:


to this:


this is for when Im on the road. At home I use my monitor as a hub:

usb-c is great. I can hotswap my xps and rbs with one cable

u/radio_breathe · 2 pointsr/AlienwareAlpha

Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub for Mac, PC, USB Flash Drives and Other Devices https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_19U7ybMQYCGBR

u/jaspercapri · 2 pointsr/synthesizers

I had the same problem. And plugging in the charger at the same time as someone else suggested didn’t help either. I just used a non-powered usb hub in between and it worked fine. This is the one i used: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_SZvNBbARNQKVP

u/mahkus11 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I was finally able to find a reddit user to trade so that I'll have two lightning cables for the front dock (I have no interest in wireless charging).

Does anybody have a recommendation for something I can use to split the USB port so I can charge an iPhone while also using the dashcam? I was looking at this Anker unit on Amazon. Thanks!


u/C0lDsp4c3 · 2 pointsr/SmashBrosUltimate

Yes, but I just googled a bit.
It seems like the Nintendo Switch supports USB Hubs, meaning you could just buy any USB hub and if it doesn't work you could always send it back. Just do it through Amazon.

Example: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-4-Port-Macbook-Surface-Notebook/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1539641683&sr=8-7&keywords=usb+hub

u/OJ_Dealer · 2 pointsr/PS4

Sending it to Sony will cost you more in the long run, try a USB hub.
Here's a link to a cheap affordable one Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub for Macbook, Mac Pro / mini, iMac, Surface Pro, XPS, Notebook PC, USB Flash Drives, Mobile HDD, and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_vIlpzbMBRVAHC

u/alxbyjn · 2 pointsr/PSVR

I use [this one](Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub for Mac, PC, USB Flash Drives and Other Devices https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_b31.yb19SGTT7) and have the PU plugged in to it with no issues whatsoever.

u/coredumperror · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I use this USB hub to let me plug more than two things into the front USB ports. It's cheap and effective.

u/munja90x · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Here is a budget setup
1x HDMI Cable - https://amzn.com/B014I8TC4E
1x Logitech camera that will sit on top of your TV - https://amzn.com/B0040508OY
1x USB hub https://amzn.com/B00XMD7KPU that will plug into users PC
1x USB cable extension for Camera to USB hub - https://amzn.com/B00NH12O5I
1x Yeti microphone - https://amzn.com/B00N1YPXW2
1x USB Cable extension for Yeti microphone to USB hub - https://amzn.com/B00NH12O5I

Might have to get some stuff for cable management and get some cheap video adapters on Amazon, but this setup is like $300 max. Also, I would write up some good documentation and have it available in the room at all times. You will have to create some kind of documentation either way with any expensive solutions you find (Polycom trio, Logitech etc..).

u/TheKrs1 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

8.4 became finicky with all brands of wireless chargers. If you're using a HUB for dash cam then plug both into the hub and it should work. (that's what we're doing).


u/colddecembermorn · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Sorry, my original post wasn't that clear. I would just need a basic USB 3.0 hub plugged into one of the USB 3.0 ports on the dock. Something similar to this: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B00XMD7KPU/ref=pd_aw_fbt_147_img_2/143-6887397-2653714?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6CN0J3WTNSTXDM1GVVF1

u/Howardhorst2018 · 1 pointr/oculus

FWIW, if Rift recognizes at least one USB port you can plug a USB hub into it and then the Rift sensors into the hub. That's what I did and it works perfectly fine. Just make sure to get a USB 3.0 hub; but use a 2.0 cable for the third sensor.

This is the hub I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XMD7KPU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/kodatrololo · 1 pointr/ShieldAndroidTV

The hub could be fine on amazon.com for 10$ there:

u/Hey_Arnold1286 · 1 pointr/Surface

in my opinion i say dont use a hub, they are big, i would recommend getting a anker usb hub and mini display port to hdmi like these, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3SWX6O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1




i own both and theyve been working great for me, i use mt surface for school so i can just take these 2 and would be fine.

u/doubledad222 · 1 pointr/oculus

I have an ASUS ROG laptop and use a USB hub with two of three sensors and it works for me.
I use an 4-port USB 3.0 hub for the 3.0 sensors on one laptop USB port. Another port has a USB 2.0 extension cable going to the third sensor. My laptop HDMI output doesn't work with the Rift, so I plug my headset into the mini-display port (with an HDMI adapter) and the headset USB goes directly into the laptop's 3rd USB port. My model also has a 4th port left over for my XBox controller. One of the USB ports is a fancy Fata1ity mouse port, that has weird driver mojo so I reserve it for the XBox controller as the sensors and headset haven't worked for me in there.

The USB hub I use:
Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim

Good luck!!

u/Deadly_Fire_Trap · 1 pointr/PlaystationClassic

Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_do1UCb3HRDNQ1

I use this one because its small and doesn't take up much space, but you need to do the power limit mod for it to work.

But Anker also has usb hubs on amazon with external power sources, and those will all work withoutthe power limit mod.

u/box_of_chocolates23 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Use a usb hub like this vs. having a motherboard with more usb ports. Is there any difference? I was thinking about buying a mobo simply because it had more usb ports, but I have a usb hub, does it really matter since I have a hub?

u/AEM74 · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

I ended getting this: http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Ultra-Slim-4-Port-Data/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=sr_1_8?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1452972510&sr=1-8&keywords=usb+hub

I just searched through Amazon and got it. It's passive, but at least the PSU will go through the Pi's voltage regulator. It's also pretty small in my opinion, with the same width as the pi 0 and only 40 mm longer.

u/lumpiestspoon3 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This or this. Second one has individual power switches, I don't think you'll need those for KB/M. Both are $10.

u/NewKrysS · 1 pointr/gadgets

Need help :) [HubUSB & Wifi]

Hey guys, now that it's christmas I've been thinking of buying
an Hub USB (because my laptop only have 2 usb ports 3.0).

So I was thinking of buying this one ->

But some people said that it "disables" 2.4GhzWifi because the 3.0usb thingy. So I wanted to now if that could happen =)

u/JLGraystone · 1 pointr/spectrex360
  1. Pricing at the moment is consistent to what was released in press kits back in January, thought they could change on release, but the 512 Gb Vega model is slated to be at $1,699. You can see the prices here.

  2. While I'm not too concerned about the 8 gb of RAM since you're not using too heavy of an application, 256 Gb to 512 Gb of storage will make a world of a difference. Fortnite and Lol together can take up to 40Gb of space. Also, both mx150 models come with a pen already. According to Lisa from MobileTechReviews here, the HP pen does come with tilt support. But of course that can change of course if HP decides to cheap out.

  3. You have a variety of options here:
  • The free option is to use the pass throughs, unless you're a hyper competitive CSGO player, I doubt you'll notice the difference.
  • You can get a USB Hub, these cost like $10 on Amazon here.
  • Or if you're Mr. Moneybags, you can get an $26 Dell TB15 Thunderbolt dock here. But you'll need to also get a 130W or more Dell power adapter if you don't have one laying around. (my company has a few that I have burrowed thankfully). This is awesome, you can connect monitors, headphones, USBs, ethernet ports on this dock. Very very useful.

    And finally, you seem pretty well suited for the MX150, it's still a decent discrete GPU that will handle both Fortnite and LoL with ease (at 1080p resolution).
u/Moral4postel · 1 pointr/oculus

If it's PCI E it's not a USB Hub. It's an expension card and adds "actual" usb ports to your computer instead of splitting a single USB port into multiple ones. So you are fine.

Expansion card


Edit: Or did you mean that you orderded an expansion card after k8207dz's comment?

u/Darth_T0XICATED · 1 pointr/fightsticks

I have my eye on this one... simple small... now you have me worried about input lag though.... haha.

u/Archive_06 · 1 pointr/FortNiteBR

Fair enough, does your headset use audio jack or USB? If you need an extra USB slot there are adaptors you can use like this one

u/SuperRockGaming · 1 pointr/oculus

Warning, I'm not a big computer nerd so this might be a dumbass question..

Could I just order a 4 port 3.0 extension? Something like this?


u/Titus303 · 1 pointr/Alienware

I bought me an extended 3.0 port and it works great man !

Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub for Macbook, Mac Pro / mini, iMac, Surface Pro, XPS, Notebook PC, USB Flash Drives, Mobile HDD, and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_Drxlvzw2qdiXH

u/sammw · 1 pointr/iPadPro

Hey I found a solution to this:

This is the splitter that worked for me. Also this worked with two different USB C converters.


I just plug that into the adapter that goes into the iPad and devices just work. Was having same problem with my Yeti mic, then this worked.


I was also having a problem with my iPad recognizing my digital piano, but then tried this splitter in addition to the adapter and it worked like a charm.


So that's:

iPad < USB C Adapter < USB 3 splitter (linked above) < your device (Yeti)

u/big_whistler · 1 pointr/USB

Does your laptop have 5 USB ports? If you're using a USB hub you may want to make sure that you are using a hub that is externally powered as opposed to one that is not. Your HDDs might be trying to draw more power than your computer supplies to the hub.

Out of curiosity, what do you use 8+ HDDs for?

u/trevx · 1 pointr/PS4

USB hub, as others have said. External needs to be plugged direct into PS4, but plug the hub into the other USB port and everything else you have can hang off of that (including PSVR, as I have mine plugged into a hub and it works fine).

I have this one:


u/capncrooked · 1 pointr/u_ChezzaLuna

How old is the computer, and what operating system are you running? Are you getting error messages when you try to use the ports? Those ports in the picture are built into the motherboard, which is what all the other computer components connect to to function, so you'd need to replace the computer if that piece is problematic (though if you're tech savvy, you could always replace the motherboard yourself...).

If you're running a recent version of windows, go into device manager (right click on "my computer" (aka "This PC") from the start menu, and select "manage"), then select "device manager" in the left pane of the new window that opens.

You should see an expanded section of devices in the right pane showing any of the pieces of hardware that have issues (a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark) if there are any.

Now, just a warning - be careful if your mouse/keyboard are plugged in to these ports, as uninstalling the port's drivers will make whatever is plugged in not work again until you restart.

Just because it isn't showing you any problems doesn't mean there aren't any. You can find your USB hubs at the bottom of the right pane. Click the + to expand the selection. If you right click on any of those, you should get the option to uninstall the drivers. The good thing about this is that if the drivers are what's causing you problems, this will temporarily remove the devices. You reboot, and windows will reinstall the drivers for you.

Hopefully that will fix the USB issues. If not, do you have any USB ports on the front of your computer? You can try those to see if that fixes the problem. It might also be beneficial to buy a small USB hub (like this) and use that in one of the front ports if the ones on the back are starting to flake out.

u/Metallion66 · 1 pointr/wacom

I have not tested this, but I would imagine something like this USB port should work.

Luckily these are fairly inexpensive so i would think it's worth a shot.

u/Regefade · 1 pointr/techsupport

This is a copy and paste of a review: Unit is compact, very light, and well made; supports a total of 900 mA which is what a USB 3.0 Port can supply; if you have USB 2.0 ports, be careful that the total of all the devices plugged into this hub is 500 mA or less; there is a chart which lists a few common devices but you can check how much current a device is drawing by opening:

Control Panel --> Device Manager --> Universal Serial Bus Controllers --> Select the port or hub --> select the Power Tab.

You may have to select a few before you find the one you are interested in. When I selected the first "Generic Port" it listed the items plugged into the hub: the wireless mouse receiver at 100 mA and the same for the keyboard receiver. I have a video card plugged into another port by itself, it shows 500 mA. Remember that though the hub will support 900 mA...if your computer has USB 2.0 ports, ONLY plug in a max of 500 mA in devices into the hub. (I have windows 7, so if your OS is different, the method of examining the ports may be different.)

In my application, I have the laptop on a shelf and the wireless mouse was not working well; with the receiver plugged into the hub and the hub "dangling on its 6" cord, the receiver is now 10" closer to the mouse and it works fine.

Cons; product description did not indicate total mA supported by this device; also a caution about using it only for 500 mA max (USB 2.0) or 900 mA max (USB 3.0) would have been very appropriate in the buying description.

Here is the actual product: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-4-Port-Macbook-Surface-Notebook/dp/B00XMD7KPU

u/Mind_tricK · 1 pointr/PSVR

It's just a video pass-through at that point, no worries.

You could always invest in a hub, but I game from near my computer so if I really need to charge a dual shock I just jack in to my PC.

If you sit remotely near an outlet you could always charge with a cell phone charger.

u/SourRock · 1 pointr/techsupport

You can get a usb hub. No more than 4 to avoid power loss. something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-4-Port-Macbook-Surface-Notebook/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_147_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=97T5973YDQYHHV58CG87

If you need more than 4, get one with a dedicated power supply

u/TACBGames · 1 pointr/oculus

So sorry for my ignorance, which one would be a considered a powered hub?

Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub for Macbook, Mac Pro / mini, iMac, Surface Pro, XPS, Notebook PC, USB Flash Drives, Mobile HDD, and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_d1KDzb7CJ5DM5

I just ordered the hub from that link. Is it a powered hub?

Do you have any recommendations?

u/i_pk_pjers_i · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

I have this: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Ultra-Slim-4-Port-Data/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1485886393&sr=1-4&keywords=usb+3+hub and it is the best hub I have ever used.

Oops, didn't see it had to be powered, even though mine works fine for my WD external drives. Carry on.

u/R6xxxR · 1 pointr/ableton

Ah that may be my problem, I checked and the USB hub I have is:


u/Lord_Blanc · 1 pointr/Dell

I mean if you have a decent router and internet speed you'll be fine for anything except pro level CS:GO. Use thunderbolt for video through DP and grab one of these or something.

u/LTOtv · 1 pointr/editors

weird. We've got one of these on the mac pro and it works great...but hey, it's Anker. 1 good for every 3 bad.

u/Dains84 · 1 pointr/gaming

Yea, I just have a cheap Sabrent one that serves my purpose well enough since the vast majority of my USB ports are only USB2. If I buy another one down the line I'd probably invest a few more bucks for the Anker one so I don't have to worry about accidentally turning off the switch by bumping it.

u/drfoqui · 1 pointr/buildapc

I've had a good experience with this guy. It's USB 3.0 and I have successfully used it with multiple devices at the same time including a USB ethernet connector.

u/icedearth15324 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Your hard drive and the controllers are plugged into the USB ports, not the HDMI port. You can just buy a USB hub to add more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=

u/nedaname · 1 pointr/PSVR

I got a usb hub. Was skeptic at first.. but I like it.

The only issue, the usb cable is too short. I got an extension cable for $2.

I have the VR unit plugged into, the two moves controller and one cable for the PS controller. Leaving one usb port on the console free.

u/Dirty_Socks · 0 pointsr/Vive

Here's a $10 hub. There were several for that price when I just searched "USB 3 hub".

As for steaming size, compression is a must. But if you can run a 1080p webcam on USB 2.0, you can certainly run 3 on a 3.0 line. And since they're only sending back infrared point data, they can send back simple monochrome data as well.

The vive obviously wins in terms of practicality this generation. But I do believe that a camera system is inherently more flexible, and that it's where the industry will trend to over time.