So Byron was sent the Inateck 3 Port USB Hub with Ethernet and we compared notes as I did the review of the Inateck USB 3 Port Hub with MicroUSB card reader. These hubs are identical devices from a hub perspective so I didn’t need to have Byron redo the USB speed transfer tests, but he did appreciate the fact that his version of the hub had a Gig-E Ethernet port right at the end point where mine had the SD Card reader slot. I have the Razer Blade 2014 laptop which is amazing, fast and has Wireless AC but if I were to travel and get into a situation where I needed Ethernet, I would be stuck, the Razer Blade 2014 like many of the really new thinner line of 14″ or smaller laptops don’t have Ethernet ports anymore (or DVD/Blu-Ray drives) so something like the Inateck 3 Port USB Hub with a built in Gig-E for an Ethernet port when you need one is a fantastic idea. In fact, because I only have 3 USB ports total on my Razer Blade both of these Inateck 3 port hubs would be a good idea.
See Byron’s Review
The reason why I like the Inateck USB 3 Port Hubs is because they are self powered from the USB port, you don’t need a separate AC plug to pull power from an outlet, they are thin and pack into a laptop bag with ease and do a fantastic job expanding your USB needs.
I have a Logitech C930e Webcam, Digital Speakers, Yeti USB Mic, UtechSmart USB Keyboard, Logitech G602 Wireless Mouse (needs USB port), various USB flash drives and need cables for camera, tablet connections…etc. So you see I am quite dependent on a USB hub and I want one that is portable, not one that requires a wall outlet to charge independently, those have advantages in that you can charge tablets with them, but sometimes you are in a pinch and can’t find an outlet to get the extra USB ports.
Check out the other Inateck 3 Port USB Hub review for USB transfer speed test results.