Plugable’s New USB 2.0 2-Port Hub

The newest small and light laptops and tablets don’t have enough USB ports.

Because of that, it’s nice to be able to throw a small USB hub in your bag for extra connectivity when you’re travelling. You want a durable hub without any parts sticking out that are easy to break. Where the hub is a single integrated unit, so nothing will get disconnected and lost. With ports that are in line with the cable, so cables aren’t running all directions on your desk when you’re using it. And a hub without so many ports that it needs its own power adapter anyway (which would be too bulky).

It’s for these kinds of needs that we’re targeting our simple new USB 2.0 2-Port Hub.

It features a clean, compact design. With a standard USB 2.0 High Speed hub controller inside (NEC/Renesas µPD720114 2-port), it enables two devices to share a single available USB port with full USB 2.0 compatibility and performance.

Because it’s bus powered, the 2 ports share the available 500 mA from the single upstream port. It’s a perfect match for use with low powered devices such as keyboards and mice or self powered devices like printers, powered hubs, and powered external hard drives. Note, though, that you won’t want to use an unpowered hub like this for charging.


  • Standard 2 Port USB 2.0 compliant USB hub controller chipset
  • Compatible with all USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices
  • Supports full data rates of 1.5/12/480 Mbps
  • USB bus powered
  • Compact, in-line design to minimize cable clutter

Have any questions? Email anytime – we’ll be happy to help.

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