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Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac. Plug and play No drivers Needed. (AU-MMSA) by Review Summary ,  Aug 21, 2015

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Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac. Plug and play No drivers Needed. (AU-MMSA)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 9479 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 1.8%

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Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Compact5.0   average
Delivery5.0   above average
Dongle5.0   exceptional
Expectation5.0   above average
Perform5.0   average
Peripheral5.0   average
Value5.0   average
Shipping4.9   above average
Macbook4.8   above average
Travel4.8   above average
Price4.5   average
Button4.4   above average
Power4.4   above average
Light4.3   average
Quality4.2   average
USB4.2   above average
Plug3.9   average
Adapter3.7   average
Bluetooth3.7   below average
Cable3.7   average
Connection3.7   average
Headset3.6   below average
Volume3.6   average
Sound3.5   below average
Support3.5   above average
Microphone3.4   below average
Linux3.3   below average
Disconnect3.2   average
Audio3.1   below average
Headphone2.8   mediocre
Stereo2.7   mediocre
Music2.5   mediocre
Noise2.5   mediocre
Connector2.4   below average
Plastic2.2   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Audio

Audio:
"Device boosts audio sound by default which creates an irritating listening experience."
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"While this device may work fine for connecting to a PC, it does not do a good job of converting audio from a 3.5mm microphone to a USB connection."
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"Bought for son as his laptop supposedly was missing the old audio jacks, he said it worked perfectly! "
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"I bought this back when the front panel audio ports of my PC were failing and full of noise, though I have since replaced this with a keyboard with built in audio jacks."
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"This is a great fix for a computer with a damaged audio port."
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"Bought this for my uncle whose integrated audio failed."
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"This product has replaced my desktop audio and I was impressed by how easy it was to set up."
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"This was a big seller, just flipping a button to turn of my Mics External audio devices makes it easy."
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"Plays nicely with Pulse Audio."
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"Works great, bought it for my sister's laptop after her auxillary audio in stopped working."
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"Bought for son as his laptop supposedly was missing the old audio jacks, he said it worked perfectly! "
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"I appreciate the fact that the seller warned of a potential Bluetooth interference problem on the product page rather than me discovering it on my own later on."
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"As it turned out running the Bluetooth receiver made my phone fail to work with the car's integrated Bluetooth for incoming calls."
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"The port often makes sudden disconnection when touched; very sensitive, so irritating when you are using it for bluetooth adapter."
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"Data transfer rates are good given this hub is 2.0.If you need a place for an RF or Bluetooth adapter, jump drive, card reader, etc."
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"I appreciate the fact that the seller warned of a potential Bluetooth interference problem on the product page rather than me discovering it on my own later on."
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"Call me a fogey, but as much as I hate wires and struggle to keep them in order, I still find wired devices superior to wireless and so I use them unless Wifi or Bluetooth is the ONLY choice and everyone who's wired needs a good USB hub."
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"I plan to plug a Bluetooth adapter receiver into it as well and hopefully turn my TV into a Bluetooth capable TV...we'll see!"
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Button

Button:
"The only issue I see with this product is the input on and off buttons feel flimsy and cheap."
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"The only complaint I have about it is that the buttons do feel a bit too cheap."
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"Not sure buttons are needed, just another failure point."
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"Surprised with how light it was, wouldn't recommend pressing the buttons frequently, looks like they would break with over use."
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"Sometimes I forget to press each individual button to turn them off, but that's my mistake, lol... Great product."
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"Docking a star because the buttons and blue lights are actually quite annoying, Easily would have been 5-stars if there was a way to turn off the lights."
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"It really good to have individual power button to control power devices."
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"I love the blue LED backlighting that shows which ports are active and I love being able to activate and de-activate a port with the push of a button."
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"I wasn't looking for this power button feature when purchased; but it has really worked out well for me."
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"It's nice that you have the option to switch it off or on with the buttons."
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"Great feature is separate power buttons! "
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Cable

Cable:
"This hub has several features going for it but two HUGE drawbacks, the cable length and power available."
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"I do wish the distance of the type c cord was longer but that is a usual complaint I have with hubs."
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"I keep my computer on a stand and I am somewhat worried that I have this USB cord hanging off of the side... but other than that, it works very well! "
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"Faulty cord, doesn't work."
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"The only criticism I have of the product is that the length of the cord used to plug the hub into the USB is too short."
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"Only complaint is that the length of the cord is very short."
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"Two recommendations...make the cord a bit longer or have it, possibly attach directly to use port."
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"It seems to work well and to be manufactured in a sturdy way, although the cable is a little bit short even to just reach to the top of a full-size tower."
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"(cable is 8 long) Probably work great with a laptop."
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"This has a VERY short cord and although may work well in close proximity with a laptop it is way too short for a desktop."
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"Cord could be just a bit longer, otherwise great."
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Color

Color:
"dont work cuts on and off, be carefull, these are all over the internet different names and colors but same junk.."
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"Using different colors would eliminate that confusion."
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"The build quality is not that great at all since a large majority of it is plastic and the cable is durable so that's a plus there cause the design color scheme isn't that creative, colorful, or attractive."
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"Lights are not to bright and are the great color blue."
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"Well built item, Cool blue color, but the cord is very short."
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"Worked as advertised , the only reason I didn't give it five is cause microphone and output are not identified on the actual item , they are color coded and you can look on the packaging , other than that its works and great price"
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"works great and allows the fast transfer of data, i love the lighted colors and being able to hook up multiple devices at once with this"
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"The blue and black color scheme never fails and the blue LEDs to indicate power to the USB port is another nice touch."
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"the hub has nice lighting love the blue color."
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Compact

Compact:
"Small, compact and works great."
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"Small, compact, easy plug and play usb Hub."
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"It is compact and durable."
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"very good design, compact size, looks sleek, works great."
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"Perfect for compact USB hub expansion."
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Connection

Connection:
"While this device may work fine for connecting to a PC, it does not do a good job of converting audio from a 3.5mm microphone to a USB connection."
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"I am in Panama City Panama, I got this device to make my devices connections accessible to my desk top, I didn't know how good it was going to be, I was afraid that since all the information was going trough one USB cable to the computer there was going to be some interference or lack of functionality, totally wrong, those connections work to the maximum capability at the same time, no issue."
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"Talk about broken connections."
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"However, the connections occasionally seem to shut off, so if my mouse is connected, I won't be able to use it until I re-set it."
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"This could just be that my hub has a defective connector, but I see other people complaining about disconnects as well.2) When I got it connected, I saw in the system diagnostics of my computer:[147673.666166] usb 3-2: new high-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd[147673.686895] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=05e3, idProduct=0610[147673.686900] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0[147673.686903] usb 3-2: Product: USB2.0 Hub[147673.686905] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: GenesysLogic** It's a USB2.0 Hub?"
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"Unfortunately, the computer seldom saw anything that was connected to any port."
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"Works Perfect as describe...I have to USB Hard drives Connected with no problem."
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"It works great on linux when connecting to USB 2.0 ports, but it has trouble recognizing devices when connected to USB 3.0 ports."
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"No problem connecting a mouse or usb headset into it."
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"no issues with faulty or slow connections."
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"At first I wasn't sure about needing switches on the ports, but it helps a great deal when you have devices which are connected for a period of time but you don't necessarily need them active."
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Connector

Connector:
"One caveat, the connector into the computer seemed loose, and was losing contact when I moved my laptop around."
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"Replaces a faulty jack in a laptop."
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"This could just be that my hub has a defective connector, but I see other people complaining about disconnects as well.2) When I got it connected, I saw in the system diagnostics of my computer:[147673.666166] usb 3-2: new high-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd[147673.686895] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=05e3, idProduct=0610[147673.686900] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0[147673.686903] usb 3-2: Product: USB2.0 Hub[147673.686905] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: GenesysLogic** It's a USB2.0 Hub?"
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"My laptop has a combo jack that I do not like and this solves the problem."
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"Bought for son as his laptop supposedly was missing the old audio jacks, he said it worked perfectly! "
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"Works great for an old PC with a broken OE headphone jack."
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"This could just be that my hub has a defective connector, but I see other people complaining about disconnects as well.2) When I got it connected, I saw in the system diagnostics of my computer:[147673.666166] usb 3-2: new high-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd[147673.686895] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=05e3, idProduct=0610[147673.686900] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0[147673.686903] usb 3-2: Product: USB2.0 Hub[147673.686905] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: GenesysLogic** It's a USB2.0 Hub?"
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"Bought for son as his laptop supposedly was missing the old audio jacks, he said it worked perfectly! "
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"Works seamlessly and solves my issues with the laptop headphone jack's intermittent availability."
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"The connector put in the back and detachable, this is a good point too."
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"So far I've only used the headphone jack but it works excellent, it doesn't produce any noice or lowers the sound quality, also it's pretty strong and doesn't feel like it will fall apart anytime soon"
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Control

Control:
"- sound control isn't perfect, but that might be due to the drivers."
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"Apparently, Sabrent's Quality Control does not check for obvious malfunctions."
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"The volume control works fine, which is something I have had problems with using cheaper usb sound adapters, so that was good also."
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"They all connected correctly with no issues and I was able to control them individually with the built-in switches on the top."
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"It really good to have individual power button to control power devices."
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"I've used Anker hubs for years but went out on a limb to try the Sabrent because I liked the additional control over power delivery to each hub, along with the fact that the hub can be powered through its USB3.0 port or through the separate power source."
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"Simple to use and being able to control is a plus."
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"Excellent way to control peripherals!"
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"Works well, I like the feature that I can control each outlet separately."
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Controller

Controller:
"There are intermittent problems with the controllers and headsets that I've plugged in."
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"I bought the switch for a midi keyboard that lacks a power switch and unfortunately, my computer does not recognize the controller within my digital audio workstation."
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"This is specially useful when my xbox controller which I plug to the pc picks up the wrong player number, e. g. player 2 instead of player 1, so I disconnect both and connect first the one I want to be player 1."
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"Also used it as a splitter for wired controllers, works great."
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"Can plug in 2 PS3 controllers with no problem."
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"I hooked it up to my Steam link today to add USB ports so that I can plug in more controllers and it worked great."
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"I was able to press the power buttons to give power to my controllers, and it worked perfectly."
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"It may be the SSD that has a problem with the hub.. Also i can't use my ILOK key with this hub..... but my USB keyboards and controllers work well with it and they are USB 2.0"
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Cord

Cord:
"Makes all the changing out of all those cords so much easier."
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"Works great, helped clear up cords."
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"It is a bit of an eye sore but if you have it behind a desk with all the cords coming up then it wouldn't be a problem."
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"Nice to have a place to plug in other sub cords."
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"The headphones and speakers come with very short charging cords so I find it particularly effective for those."
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Delivery

Delivery:
"item exactly as described and delivery was quick, no complaints"
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"Works very well fast delivery"
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"Delivery was earlier than expected, that was great!"
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"I've used Anker hubs for years but went out on a limb to try the Sabrent because I liked the additional control over power delivery to each hub, along with the fact that the hub can be powered through its USB3.0 port or through the separate power source."
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"Great product and fast delivery."
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Disconnect

Disconnect:
"I do have enough USB ports for all of them, but half are on one side and half on the other, and it is inconvenient to disconnect everything and then reconnect, especially when I just need to walk across the room several minutes.."
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"This could just be that my hub has a defective connector, but I see other people complaining about disconnects as well.2) When I got it connected, I saw in the system diagnostics of my computer:[147673.666166] usb 3-2: new high-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd[147673.686895] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=05e3, idProduct=0610[147673.686900] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0[147673.686903] usb 3-2: Product: USB2.0 Hub[147673.686905] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: GenesysLogic** It's a USB2.0 Hub?"
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"I currently Hve another brand 4 port hub but get the dread disconnect problem usually associate by lack of Power to the port."
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"I think the internals have a bad connection, not worth it, killing my drives and when connected to usb 3 port I get a funny popup says (please connect to usb 3 port to get faster transfer speeds..) so doesn't actually work as a usb 3 full speed hub if you run more than one drive off of it, plus disconnects all the time, very annoying especially while copying files and you loose the transfer and corrupt your files!"
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"The connections are pitiful and don't hold - they disconnect often and have damaged one of my hard drives."
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"After that, I noticed that the ports themselves didn't seem to always make electrical contact w the devices plugged in which would cause my mouse to go unresponsive or my external hard drive to disconnect."
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"This could just be that my hub has a defective connector, but I see other people complaining about disconnects as well.2) When I got it connected, I saw in the system diagnostics of my computer:[147673.666166] usb 3-2: new high-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd[147673.686895] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=05e3, idProduct=0610[147673.686900] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0[147673.686903] usb 3-2: Product: USB2.0 Hub[147673.686905] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: GenesysLogic** It's a USB2.0 Hub?"
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"If I have multiple USB drives connected (to an iMac 2015) with the Sorbent and disconnect one, it will disconnect another or others as well."
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"Since getting this self powered hub, I haven't had any issues and it is a lot easier to disconnect reconnect my computer when coming and going to meetings."
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"Works well when on, however, had to disconnect from my IdeaPad running win 8.1."
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Dongle

Dongle:
"My ps3 has 2 ports an I needed 3 now running cooling fan, charging cable, and head set dongle without a problem"
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"I like to use these ports for my USB powered desk fan, wireless dongle for my keyboard & mouse, USB headphones, as well as my external hard drive."
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"I have plugged my Miracast Dongle into it and it powers it up just perfectly."
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"Bought to be able to use Netgear wifi dongle to allow computer to fit in desk cabinet."
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"When I pug the dongle directly into the computer, keyboard and mouse are perfect."
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Expectation

Expectation:
"Great product, fulfilled my expectations."
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"I purchased the item wth great expectations of transfering data from one USB to another larger USB."
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"Exceeded expectations."
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"Exceeded my expectations."
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"WORKS FANTASTIC, EXCEED MY EXPECTATIONS, I WILL BUY IT AGAIN."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"This thing keeps disconnecting when it moves a little, I bought this because my laptops headphone thing broke."
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"DIDNT USE BOTH HEADPHONES BROKE--SO BOUGHT MICROPHONE--BUT HANGIMG ON TO IF NEED IN FUTURE--SEEMS FINE--BUT UNPLUG OTHER SPEAKERS I RECOMMEND AS OTHER 1 SIMILAR FROM DIFFERENT COMPANYFELL APART AND BLEW MY SPEAKERS OUT...DONT KNOW IF USUAL DIDNT TEST AGAIN-THIS SEEMS BETTER MADE"
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"Works great for an old PC with a broken OE headphone jack."
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"I had a problem with my laptop headphone jack."
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"Bought this when the headphone jack on my laptop broke."
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"Overall I recommend just using a USB headset if your headphone or microphone jack is broken."
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"My old 3.5mm headphones were comfortable and lightweight and good for just sitting at my computer and listening to music all day while I worked, so I wanted to be able to keep using them."
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"I work from a laptop so I listen to a lot of calls through my computer and sont like the bulky headphones so i got this for my earbuds and it works well"
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"It is so nice to have headphones again, as due to self-same child, the family computer is in a monitored location - ie, mere feet from our television - and competing noises from the computer's games and YouTube videos could make hearing delicate dialogue in Fargo or The Good Wife very difficult."
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"Works seamlessly and solves my issues with the laptop headphone jack's intermittent availability."
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"I don;t have a mic port on my new laptop so I order this for my headphone mic, plug it in and start to work, Best part i just have it connected to the headset and don't have to worry about loosing it or braking it."
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Headset

Headset:
"I bought a headset for my computer and was surprised when it wasn't USB compatible, so rather than returning the headset, I looked around for an inexpensive adapter."
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"Item is exactly as I needed to fix my Gskill 910 headset problem - it stays on even when my PC is turned off."
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"Before I bought this my PC wouldn't recognize my headset and microphone, this solved the problem."
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"Overall I recommend just using a USB headset if your headphone or microphone jack is broken."
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"A must bought with headset PC never sounded this good like having surround sound so easy to install even a caveman can do it."
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"No problem connecting a mouse or usb headset into it."
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"Now it is very convenient - I turn on headset only when I need it still being able to use USB ports of my PC as charging outlets."
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"Sound quality to my Gamezero headset is amazing, no crackling or anything suspect."
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"I can plug in 4 USB things like a wired Mouse and a headset with no problem."
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"I don;t have a mic port on my new laptop so I order this for my headphone mic, plug it in and start to work, Best part i just have it connected to the headset and don't have to worry about loosing it or braking it."
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Hook

Hook:
"I didn't have a splitter, so there was no good way to hook her in."
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"It is incapable of allowing digital camera hook up to computer."
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"We needed to hook up four mics to one PC and this did the trick wonderfully well."
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"I have a small laptop so only using one USB port to hook up everything is great."
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"A very good product for anybody to hook multiple devices to you computer."
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"This works perfectly and hooks up to my laptop."
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"the best way to hook it up though so everything works most efficiently."
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Indicator

Indicator:
"(+) 4 USB Connectors(+) Power switch for each USB(+) LED indicator( - ) Flimsy buttons"
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"If you have this in an open area where it is reasy to rech, this probably won't be a concern as it's very easy to tell if the blue LED indicator is on or off for each port."
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"The buttons are easy to access, and the nicely lighted buttons are quick visual indicators of whether each port is on off - just what I was looking for."
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"I LOVE the off on switch PLUS the indicator lights!"
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"Love the switch and blue LED indicator."
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"Works great and the LED indicators are a genious idea."
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"The greatest thing about this is the fact that you can turn each port off or on and the indicator light tells you what mode each port is in.."
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Light

Light:
"Design drawback with the LED lights for the switches: The light from any one switch that is on bleeds over into the switch next to it."
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"Surprised with how light it was, wouldn't recommend pressing the buttons frequently, looks like they would break with over use."
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"Docking a star because the buttons and blue lights are actually quite annoying, Easily would have been 5-stars if there was a way to turn off the lights."
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"My only complaint would be that the on off switches for the ports light up."
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"The blue lights for each input is also a nice touch."
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"So far, it works great, and looks really pretty with the lights on."
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"Lights on the device indicate which ports are turned on, which is a nice feature."
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"I like the lights and button as well."
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"And the lights are nice,so I can easily tell which slot is active.... and it doesn't take up much desk room."
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Linux

Linux:
"Once I installed Linux, I encountered problems with stuttering audio."
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"I bought this for my recently deceased Acer Aspire (on which I ran Fedora 20 Linux), which had a broken headphone jack."
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"I purchased this because the ad lies and claims it works plug and play (a term misused often) with win, mac, linux."
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"I'm not factoring Linux problems into my rating since the device does not advertise Linux compatibility."
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"It also works on my Arch Linux installation with no drivers or configuration, but only if plugged into a USB 2.0 port; if I plug it into a USB 3.0 port in Linux I get some errors on dmesg and the system does not even map the device."
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"Also I can easily switch between multiple bootable usb sticks when I'm doing something weird like booting into multiple live linux distros without repeatedly switching the usb keys around."
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"It works great on linux when connecting to USB 2.0 ports, but it has trouble recognizing devices when connected to USB 3.0 ports."
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"Worked great on a linux system that was lacking a sound card."
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"Linux & Windows 7 & 10 compatible !"
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"I use this on my Linux Mint system and it works perfectly."
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"Perfect plug-and-play functionality with Linux."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"While this device may work fine for connecting to a PC, it does not do a good job of converting audio from a 3.5mm microphone to a USB connection."
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"Before I bought this my PC wouldn't recognize my headset and microphone, this solved the problem."
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"DIDNT USE BOTH HEADPHONES BROKE--SO BOUGHT MICROPHONE--BUT HANGIMG ON TO IF NEED IN FUTURE--SEEMS FINE--BUT UNPLUG OTHER SPEAKERS I RECOMMEND AS OTHER 1 SIMILAR FROM DIFFERENT COMPANYFELL APART AND BLEW MY SPEAKERS OUT...DONT KNOW IF USUAL DIDNT TEST AGAIN-THIS SEEMS BETTER MADE"
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"I had a damaged microphone port on my computer, so unfortunately, Neewer 2X 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone (2X Lapel Microphone) that I had bought wasn't working."
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"I had bought that cheapo mic because I had so many complaints about my built-in mic being grainy and unpleasant to listen to."
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"Able to listen music but doesn't resolve my microphone issue."
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"I loved I was able to just hit a button on the hub to disable a mic instead of having to go through my switch board to mute a mic."
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"Perfect for hooking up things like webcams and microphones, so you can turn them off at the port for security purposes."
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"I don;t have a mic port on my new laptop so I order this for my headphone mic, plug it in and start to work, Best part i just have it connected to the headset and don't have to worry about loosing it or braking it."
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"This hub is great for audio equipment due to its low latency and individual switches, I have my DJ mixer, as well as a USB microphone and headset all Plugged into this baby, and I can simply hit a button to turn on the mic."
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Music

Music:
"I like to listen to classical music at work and the computers at my work have terrible sound."
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"Also it completely eliminates any bass so it is terrible for music."
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"I bought it because the audio jack on my laptop broke and I wanted to listen to music."
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"In order to fix the problem I ordered this handy little trinket right here and I can finally listen to all my music and videos free of that annoying sound plus it sounds decent for the price."
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"This might not be an issue for people who only want to listen to music, but for my purposes, this product was a failure."
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"Music though the device is painful to listen to."
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"Able to listen music but doesn't resolve my microphone issue."
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"My old 3.5mm headphones were comfortable and lightweight and good for just sitting at my computer and listening to music all day while I worked, so I wanted to be able to keep using them."
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"On first connect it automatically outputs at 50%, however that 50% is roughly 200% of what any normal human could listen to music, good thing I didn't have them in my ears yet."
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"I use memory sticks a lot to watch movies and listen to music through my XBOX 360 so this really worked out great for me."
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"The music sounds good."
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Noise

Noise:
"people complain that they are able to listen my voice but including other noise also."
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"I bought this back when the front panel audio ports of my PC were failing and full of noise, though I have since replaced this with a keyboard with built in audio jacks."
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"Has an odd buzzing noise in the background for the headphones that can be pretty irritating."
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"A small amount might make someone feel nostalgic, but it's constant and much worse than the ground noise problem I was having before."
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"I was having noise problems with my sound which made it impossible to enjoy watching a movie."
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"The main problem, I was having is that I was able to hear a high pitch fan noise through the headphone jack this was just infuriating and downright annoying over the months."
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"people complain that they are able to listen my voice but including other noise also."
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"I am happy with it except for the strange popping noise when system is booting up."
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"Has an odd buzzing noise in the background for the headphones that can be pretty irritating."
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"Some degree of latency and background noise, but great if you don't give a s***."
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"It works well, but I have no idea why it needs LED lights that are brighter than most childrens nightlights >_< Please stop making so much light noise on electronic devices!"
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Perform

Perform:
"This is a perfect little hub for my laptop and performs quite well."
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"The product arrived when expected, and the port performs perfectly."
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"It performs as advertised and its nice and small."
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"Performs as advertised and looks good too."
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"Performs adequitly; I am very pleased."
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Peripheral

Peripheral:
"I like being able to switch off peripherals without unplugging them."
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"Excellent way to control peripherals!"
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"I love that it allows you to selectively enable or disable any of the peripherals with a simple button click."
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"We both work from home and have laptops that require lots of powered USB peripherals so this was a great solution."
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"Attractive and compliments all other peripherals perfectly."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"This cheap, crappy plastic little thing is amazing!"
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"this worked well until the plastic body broke."
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"Works as described, however is quite cheaply made and not very durable (plastic)."
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"Then two months after purchase the plastic casing broke and it never worked again."
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"Got so frustrated I took it out, threw it at a wall and the plastic flew right off the board."
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"The plastic is very cheap and broke off with regular use."
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"This cheap, crappy plastic little thing is amazing!"
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"this worked well until the plastic body broke."
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"This is mostly paranoia on my part but some tougher plastic would have been nice."
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"Finally, the plastic stoppers on top are a great feature, because it means I won't scratch up the gorgeous aluminum construction of my iMac while connecting USB devices."
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"Use it a lot and connect it to my in car and it hold up great always plugging and unplugging thumb drives and it doesn't mess it up and haven't had any reading problems really piece of plastic for the price"
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Plug

Plug:
"The cover snapped open and USB plug broke off from the sound card."
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"Only minor complaints took a bit more effort to plug USBs in to it..was worried it was broken...but I got it to work fine."
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"I had the same challenge with always having to reach behind my Mac to plug in another USB driven device."
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"So I still need to figure out the why....unfortunately I thought this was to be a no brainer since it's a plug and play."
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"The only problem is that sometimes if I plug, unplug, and replug a thumbdrive it won't work until I unplug the entire hub and plug it back in."
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"I like this - but for some things I have to plug directly into the computer rather than this hub - which is a disappointment."
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"Each has its own on off switch which is a nice add on .plug in and it works , what else do you need."
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"After a little wiggling in the plug I was able to get the Apple Watch to start charging but not the iphones."
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"And it was so easy to use, just plug it in, it installs itself in 2 seconds, and from there just set it to the default playback device and it's like nothing ever happened."
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"My ASUS Transformer only has one usb slot and I needed to be able to plug in multiple items."
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"worked perfectly - easy ready to use right out of the box, plug and go"
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Power

Power:
"This hub has several features going for it but two HUGE drawbacks, the cable length and power available."
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"My only complaint is where the power is plugged into, and the complaint is a small one."
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"Power glitches every time you remove a device."
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"I currently Hve another brand 4 port hub but get the dread disconnect problem usually associate by lack of Power to the port."
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"Unfortunately it does not power display link adapter."
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"If you turn one switch off, others will momentarily lose power, causing the computer to think you removed them incorrectly."
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"It really good to have individual power button to control power devices."
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"Long story short, good luck power 4 USB devices at once."
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"Great feature is separate power buttons! "
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"Anker makes a seven-port hub that has worked quite well for me, and none of this low power nonsense."
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Price

Price:
"The only issue I see with this product is the input on and off buttons feel flimsy and cheap."
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"Inexpensive and simply solution to sound problem"
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"No issues, decent price."
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"This cheap, crappy plastic little thing is amazing!"
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"because if you damage this its cheap and easily replaceable."
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"Seems slightly flimsy but the price is so low I didn't expect a miracle."
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"Great for price."
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"It works like a charm, great price, and the design is outstanding."
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"Great product and really good price."
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"But overall it is really good and cheap."
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"Good price."
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Quality

Quality:
"For such a inexpensive product I wasn't expecting great sound, but was very pleasantly surprised by the sound quality."
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"Not happy with the quality of this."
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"A little disappointed in quality."
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"poor quality turns on and off all the time like the wire is broken and it is hard to put a usb into it almost like it wont fit you have to push it really hard to fit"
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"The quality is about average, not great but not terrible."
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"I pushed it back together and it seems fine (for now), but the build quality really isn't that impressive."
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"Good quality and it was delivered as it is described at webpage."
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"Very inexpensive for the nice quality it have, I do recommend it."
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"Works great and it appears to be a quality built item for the price."
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"Quality seems decent enough."
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"The buttons are of quite good quality, although they feel a bit 'soft' than giving a 'clicky' feel."
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Screen

Screen:
"I really disliked having toswing the screen to the side in order to connect or disconnect this or that."
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"I could not even plug a mouse in to it with out it skipping across the screen uncontrollably."
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"made my surface my computer after I broke the screen works great I have the Anker 2.4G Portable Wireless Mouse connected too it and the logitek keboard I got from amazon too"
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"Would be nice to have a slightly longer cable, but I sit pretty close to my iMac screen so it's within reach whenever I need it, and now I never have to move my computer around."
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"Only one of my monitors is touch screen but it is plugged into this hug and works great."
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"Only one of my monitors is touch screen but it is plugged into this hug and works great."
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"I taped this to the back of my all-in-one screen, works great."
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"made my surface my computer after I broke the screen works great I have the Anker 2.4G Portable Wireless Mouse connected too it and the logitek keboard I got from amazon too"
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Shipping

Shipping:
"Since I might just bore myself with long articles of comparing and contrasting different USB ports, I decided to just go on amazon, find a multiple USB port that qualifies for Prime shipping, and be done with my problem."
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"These work great and fast shipping!"
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"wonderful, shipping so fast and workings so nice."
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"Great price, fast shipping, convenient on off on each port."
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"quick shipping, good price, good packaging."
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"shipping was way too slow but the part works good .."
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Size

Size:
"My only complaint is where the power is plugged into, and the complaint is a small one."
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"It works fine...and its really my fault for not paying attention to the cable size."
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"This small USB easily fixed the problem and my computer had no trouble prioritizing it as the preferred headphone port."
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"The buttons are a welcomed feature and the USB 3.0 is very helpful although there are some small caveats."
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"Defective - unable to successfully use any of the ports because they were too small to fully insert a USB cable."
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"I just had to have it, literally, in order to run legacy software on my Asus transformer, which unfortunately only has one full size USB port."
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"Small, compact and works great."
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"good for small stuff, but for charging stuff like gopro batteries, it needs an adapter for more juice"
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"Plug and Play, compatible with Windows, small enough to be tossed into a computer bag without taking up much room."
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"This hub works so well with small laptops which have limited usb ports."
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"Small, compact, easy plug and play usb Hub."
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Sound

Sound:
"The cover snapped open and USB plug broke off from the sound card."
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"Inexpensive and simply solution to sound problem"
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"bought to supplement a damaged motherboard sound chip."
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"Device boosts audio sound by default which creates an irritating listening experience."
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"The Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter is NOT recommended for PS4."
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"I like to listen to classical music at work and the computers at my work have terrible sound."
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"I had broken my earphone port and this sound adapter works great with my USB port."
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"I really like this sound adapter, it is very small, but the effect is so impressive, it sounds like a sophisticated stereo system, loud and clear and good surround, bass effect!"
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"easy to use, my desktop pc had an on board integrated sound card, it died a while ago, I just plugged this little thing in the usb port, put the speakers input into this adapter's green hole, everything works right away, nothing else needed, by the way, I use windows 7."
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"Worked great for my all-in-one with a failing Sound card."
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Stereo

Stereo:
"The Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter is NOT recommended for PS4."
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"I realize it may not be designed for this, but in case anyone uses my same weird setup, it can't support a 1 4 inch stereo jack with 3.5 mm adapter for more than a few days."
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"The Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter is just terrible."
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"This product was ok besides one frustrating caveat: while the analog jack input accepts stereo input, what comes out of the USB side and is read by the computer is a mono signal and therefore loses the additional information of the split channels."
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"The connection pin ports can be inconsistent depending on how deeply the stereo plug is inserted."
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"Bottom line: these are worth their weight in gold to folks who have damaged stereo ports in their PCs or Macs, or - as in my case - have ports placed in the most inconvenient spot."
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"I really like this sound adapter, it is very small, but the effect is so impressive, it sounds like a sophisticated stereo system, loud and clear and good surround, bass effect!"
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"The Sabrent USB Stereo Sound Adapter works perfectly."
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"This little stereo head phone adaptor works GREAT!"
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"Works great, stereo sound holds up fine."
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"Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac it's a perfect solution for the audio, if u have a mac and the audio is no working this little key is gonna bring the sound immediately with no need of drivers and the mic in-put works great as well."
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Support

Support:
"I realize it may not be designed for this, but in case anyone uses my same weird setup, it can't support a 1 4 inch stereo jack with 3.5 mm adapter for more than a few days."
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"I called the Sabrent Tech Support to ask if this was a normal operation or a malfunction of the device."
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"The one weakness is that it does not appear to support external hard drives."
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"It does what it is suppose to do which is basically to give extra usb ports to lower power units such as pen drives and such but it does not really have easy support for portable hard drives."
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"This hub supports up to 4 devices though but I haven't been able to test that."
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"Shortly after writing the review, Andrew from Sabrent contacted me and offered to ship me another, saying that his technical support group fixed the problem."
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"Great product, support, fast service"
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"I spoke to support, and they recommended returning it."
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"This little gizmo really helps me stay organized and the ports provide good support for multiple usb."
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"I tried to call the manufacturer's tech support # that was included on an insert and it was just someone's cell phone voicemail (the insert mentioned technical support staff and customer support agents, not just one person).Do I recommend it?"
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"Excellent customer support and the new unit works perfectly."
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USB

USB:
"The cover snapped open and USB plug broke off from the sound card."
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"While this device may work fine for connecting to a PC, it does not do a good job of converting audio from a 3.5mm microphone to a USB connection."
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"But that's a problem with the USB 3.0 design, NOT this hub."
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"I bought a headset for my computer and was surprised when it wasn't USB compatible, so rather than returning the headset, I looked around for an inexpensive adapter."
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"A lot of these inexpensive USB hubs don't work well at all."
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"So buyer beware, plugging in 4 USB keys will be fine, but you still can't have too many power-hungry devices connected."
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"A great way to add three more USB slots to my laptop."
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"Four usb inputs adequately turns my 14 laptop from two to five usb input capable."
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"I got this roughly 4 days ago, working perfectly until the USB part felt a bit loose."
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"Overall, I like it so far...it charges my iPhone, iPad, and it connects a USB with no problems."
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"Works Perfect as describe...I have to USB Hard drives Connected with no problem."
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Value

Value:
"This is good value."
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"It is an excellent value, is well designed, and I especially appreciate the power buttons for each port."
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"This seems to be a very good value."
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"Great value :)"
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"Outstanding value."
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Video

Video:
"If you are buying it for an Xbox 360 or Video Game console beware."
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"Works fine, though the blue on light is somewhat annoying for a dark bedroom when I'm watching movies."
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"In order to fix the problem I ordered this handy little trinket right here and I can finally listen to all my music and videos free of that annoying sound plus it sounds decent for the price."
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"I didn't like that you can't turn off the ugly annoying blue, it's distracting during movies and covering them up is a problem because the buttons are easily pressed, and that can end up crashing a movie if you're using an external drive that it's on via this hub."
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"Otherwise for general use and YouTube videos it works really well."
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"- LED indicators to let you know which ports are active- Includes a power cable for extra power- Easy to use, just plug it inWatch my review video to see what it looks like and how to use it."
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"I was having noise problems with my sound which made it impossible to enjoy watching a movie."
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"As shown in video the device works great if you plug in the device for the first time but after you shut down the computer and start the computer up the hub will not be recognized (but yet power is still available to charge devices)and the only way to fix the problem is to disconnect the hub and reconnect it every time your start up your computer."
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"I like the fact that I can turn each one off and on, very clear connection when watching movies with my external plugged in to it."
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Volume

Volume:
"I used it with a multivolume disk and when inserted, it worked for few seconds and then the drive was disconnected and after that one of the volumes of the external drive was damaged and only a disk repair fixed the volume to read the data again."
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"It had the same volume problem, which didn't bother me all that much."
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"The volume control works fine, which is something I have had problems with using cheaper usb sound adapters, so that was good also."
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"So now I'm using my headphones for my PC audio - since my speaker system is ruined - and I have to turn the system volume down to between 5-15 in order not to blow out my headphones or my eardrums."
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"But, since you can usually lower the volume in your programs as well, it makes up for it."
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"At 2% volume, it's pretty loud."
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"At least it remembers my volume settings...All in all, it's great for the price (I paid $6 for it)."
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"Pros:-Truly Plug & Play-WorksCons:-No modulation for audio - even turning my volume down to 1 100 is pretty loud."
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"The sound and volume quality is excellent coming through the USB, and there was no set up time to get up and running."
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Webcam

Webcam:
"The switch works perfectly - the switched outlet (webcam) is immediately recognized every time I turn on the port."
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"Perfect for hooking up things like webcams and microphones, so you can turn them off at the port for security purposes."
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"One great use is for a webcam that I do not want to leave active all the time."
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"The power buttons are handy for me as I can easily switch on or off my connected Webcam and USB microphone for extra peace of mind (so ensure I don't leave them on when I don't want to)."
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"It works with mice, webcams, and pretty much everything that requires a usb."
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