So my old trusty Anker hub died on my desktop and I am in the market for another one. I haven’t looked at these for a while and I was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for a hub for a desktop as there are far far too many USB connected devices nowadays.
Things I’m looking for:
able to put a bunch of my peripherals from my desktop on them like mouse, keyboard, dongles, etc
at least 2 charging ports
able to connect simultaneously with multiple ports, none of that turn all the rest off when you use port
Are these vanilla 5 GBps USB 3.0 or is the upstream PC a 10/20 GBps capable one? Going into USB4 + ThunderBolt 3/4 territory, things become more complicated.
Anker also has a full 10 port one that’s harder to find/in stock these days that looks nearly the same as the above. $171 CAD it lists here for on Amazon Canada is 4x what it cost MSRP originally and is highway robbery.
There are 10 port hubs with 3 being charge only and most have toggle switches for each port
What I really want is something like that Anker one (which is basically just the newer version of one I had for ages that died), but with USB-C ports instead of Power-IQ. It’s really annoying that almost all USB-C hubs seem to be designed for laptops and have really short built-in cables. And even those tend to have at most two USB-A ports.
I had a ton of issues over the years with USB hubs that connect over USB A, even 3.0 ones, regardless of whether they were powered or unpowered. Switching to USB C hubs seems to have sorted every issue I’ve encountered.