The Satechi 10 Port USB 3.0 Premium Aluminum Hub – Review

Satechi 10 Port USB 3.0 Premium Aluminum Hub
Company: Satechi
Price: $60 USD
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As much as I love my iMacs and MacBooks, the number of USB ports included on my favorite computers leaves a bit to be desired. Minimalism is “in” at Apple, but that’s not necessarily practical for the rest of us. As a result, I’m always looking for a newer, bigger, and better USB hub to accommodate all of my flash drives, printers, and other USB-powered devices. I recently had an opportunity to take a closer look at the Satechi 10 Port USB 3.0 Premium Aluminum Hub, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Satechi’s 10 Port USB 3.0 Premium Aluminum Hub has seven USB 3.0 ports to connect your devices to your Mac or Windows computer. With a transfer speed of up to 5.0 GB per second, you will be impressed with the speed boost you will see over ordinary USB 2.0 ports. With seven of them, the average user should see all of their USB needs met and then some.

Just so you don’t have to unplug devices in order to charge your phones or tablets, the hub also includes three ports dedicated to charging portable devices. These three ports are designated in red on the hub and include a 5V 2.1 amp port for charging tablets and two 5V 1.0 amp ports for charging portable phones.
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After having used the Satechi 10 Port USB 3.0 Premium Aluminum Hub for several months, I’m most impressed with the ability to neatly plug all of my peripherals into one well-designed and neat looking hub. The brushed aluminum design matches well with the designs of Apple’s product line. It’s also compact and doesn’t take up much space on your desktop.
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If you’re looking to add a bunch of USB 3.0 ports to meet your computing needs, it would be hard to go wrong with the Satechi 10 Port USB 3.0 Premium Hub. Check one out today.

MyMac.com review rating: 8 out of 10

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About Mike Breed

Writing for MyMac.com since August of 2009, Mike Breed is an Earth Science and Biology teacher at Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, New York. He is currently acting as the Science Department Chairman in his school district as well. Mike has received numerous grants to incorporate Apple products into the laboratories and activities of his students, with the hopes of adding a new element of learning to the teaching of science in a demanding learning environment.

A lifelong resident of Cortland, New York, Mike enjoys spending time with his family when not busy with his duties at school. An avid fan of the Macintosh platform, Mike also spends a great deal of time reading and working from his iPad and iPhone, where he is reading his way through the entire chronology of Star Wars novels. Mike is also passionate about fishing and enjoys spending time each weekend fishing with his father on the waters of central New York State’s Finger Lakes.

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