It seems more and more computer peripherals are using USB to connect to the PC. The problem is the average computer has two to four USB ports, and if you're lucky and your motherboard supports it possibly up to six. It doesn't take long to use up all those ports with a USB powered keyboard, mouse, external hard drive, and a port for your digital camera for example.
One solution is to use a USB Hub to allow you to use more USB devices. Today we take a look at one such Hub from iConcepts their Mobile 5 Port Hub USB 2.0.
The Mobile 5 Port Hub USB 2.0 is a simple affair, consisting of the USB hub and a cable to connect it to the computer. The hub features one USB 2.0 connection and 4 USB 1.1 slower connections. I found the packaging a bit misleading with its name 'Mobile 5 Port Hub USB 2.0', one would think it implied that all the ports on the hub are USB 2.0 compliant if you took a quick look at it.
Above we have a shot of four out of five of the USB ports on the unit. The port in the silver finish is the USB 2.0 compliant port. I had to test each port using Sisoft's Sandra to test each port to find the USB 2.0 compliant port, because it was not indicated in the instructions.