Can't get enough USB 3.0 ports? Get yourself a great USB hub.
Whether it's charging devices, transferring photos, or connecting peripherals almost everything seems to need USB ports. Of course, your computer or laptop only comes with so many built-in, which can lead you to feel like you're in some sort of USB port desert. Relax, there is a solution.
USB hubs will increase the amount of devices you can connect, so you can escape the anxiety of having to decide what to unplug next time you need to charge something.
- Anker 10-Port USB 3.0 hub
- Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 hub
- Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 hub
- Anker 9 data port USB 3.0 hub
Anker 10-Port USB 3.0 hub
The Anker 10-Port USB 3.0 hub is the best hub for most people due to its great design.
It has seven USB 3.0 data ports that offer transfer speeds of 5Gbps, so all your connections are as fast as possible. Plus, it also has three dedicated ports for charging — all rated at 2.4, which will keep your favorite devices charging fast.
Your cords, devices, and peripherals won't get tangled and disorganized because all ten ports on the hub face up and are in a single row. Also, the Anker 10-Port USB 3.0 hub is pretty compact, measuring at just under 6 inches long and 2 inches wide — you don't have to worry about your desk feeling cluttered or having a giant eyesore at your workstation.
Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 hub
Anker's Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 hub is a little hub that doesn't require an external power source, you simply plug it into a USB port on your computer or laptop, and you're ready to go.
With four USB 3.0 ports on the front, you get access to lightning fast 5Gbps data transfer speeds that will keep all your downloads and uploads moving along smoothly.
If you only need a few more ports and want something that is extremely portable, it's hard to pass up on this one.
Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 hub
If you need something that's a little more versatile, the Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 hub could be the one for you.
All four 3.0 USB ports offer the full 5Gbps data transfer speeds that are standard in USB 3.0 technology. This hub does have an external power source, but with versatility in mind, the Sabrent can also be used without being connected to the wall. When using the hub without the DC power adapter, you may notice a slight dip in performance — not to mention some battery drain from a connected laptop — but in a pinch, it can be extremely useful.
Anker 9 data port USB 3.0 hub
There isn't much difference between The Anker 9 data port USB 3.0 hub and the first one on the list. They are the same size, and have the same total number of ports, although on the Anker 9 one of those is dedicated to fast charging. This hub is perfect for people who need lots of extra ports for data.
The charging port has the same 2.4-amp rating as the Anker 10-port hub, and the same 5Gbps data transfer speeds, so you never have to worry about being unable to connect your favorite devices.
Which USB hubs do you use?
Do you already have a 3.0 USB hub? We want to know about it — tell us what you use and why you think it should be on our list. Leave a comment in the comment section below!