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#1 User is offline   klytia 

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:31 PM

Fellow Forumites,

My iMac has all it's available usb connections full at present and i was wondering if there was a iHub as such, or if AMW did an article that Ive missed or just haven't been around long enough to see. What Iam looking for is

something snazzie, has to look good and is functional. I have seen this flower pot one which i thought at the time was pretty cool but cannot remember where. Lost in the maze of my poor brain. Anyway i would appriciate any help here,

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 03:42 PM

There is no iHub. There are very large number to choose from, but start by looking at the Gadget Guide in the latest issue of AMW.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:07 PM

I should copyright it then Mick.....Ha! I could call it Mick's iHub...... I had a look at the AMW gadget guide but the older pages don't come up.......still there are plenty out there i was just seeing what the

other forumites had or could suggest.

I am known for being lazy, you know the path of the least resistance and all that........

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:09 PM

Mick are you just chasing a USB hub ? If so try dick smith on line, or something similar, and try to select a powered hub, they seem to give a lot less trouble in the long run.




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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:40 PM

Thanks Ken, you reminded me about getting a powered hub, cheers

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:47 PM

Mick, definitely go for a powered hub and if you want to spend the money, get a USB 3.0 hub. They are backwards compatible with USB 2.0, so they will power your current peripherals, but at the same time you will be future proofing yourself, so in the future when Macs support USB 3.0, you can start buying USB 3.0 peripherals and you have the hub that will support them..:)

I've already bought a USB 3.0 external hard drive which works in the Macs current USB 2.0 port, so I have future proofed myself..:)

Check out this Lacie USB 3.0 powered hub:

http://www.lacie.com...ge.htm?id=10057
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