Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub, Ultra-Slim Data USB Hub with 2 ft Extended Cable [Charging Not Supported], for MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac mini, iMac, Surface Pro, XPS, PC, Flash Drive, Mobile HDD
The US-American manufacturer of consumer electronic devices has often made positive headlines. Unfortunately, offering cheap products with good quality is not a matter of course on the market. Unfortunately, we do not have any insight into the working conditions behind the distributed articles for comparison.
The fact is, however, that mostly well-thought-out, user-friendly devices are manufactured here. This fact was already confirmed by the Anker SoundCore test underpins the review of a Bluetooth speaker we recently completed. But there is more to electronic gadgets and computer accessories than just this division.
With the majority of in-house produced devices, the manufacturer focuses on devices that can be sold in large numbers. Since these are mostly small, helpful devices, they can be used in practically every household. The company has already performed well in other segments with the products it sells.
In addition to popular products such as power banks, the aforementioned Bluetooth speakers, and various cable and power network adapters USB distributors are also available. For this purpose, the Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 data hub test was carried out. How the small distributor performed in the overall rating is shown in detail below.
Functionality and bonus features
Anker already emphasizes it very clearly with a descriptive slogan: “Make port four out of a computer”. This clarifies the basic functionality of the hub. Four USB connections work in comparison to large distributors with 10 like Aukeys Hubcomparatively little, but a complete PC or Mac can be equipped with it.
The entire periphery should thus find space. If you consider that a mouse, a keyboard, and possibly a USB gaming headset are required, a port for an external hard drive or stick remains free. The latter is often required during ongoing use, so this interchangeable slot can be very important under certain circumstances.
Another thing to consider is that very few computers – even laptops – have more than just a USB port. While this doesn’t endorse the hub, it does make it easy to use. The simple and very flat design is a positive extra that we noticed in the Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 data hub test.
Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 manufacturer information
- Make four from one: Enrich your computer with 4 efficient ports.
- Superspeed data transfer: With a fantastic data speed of up to 5 Gbps, HD films can be transferred in a few seconds.
- Ultra-mobile: Have your hub with you wherever you go. Weighs less than 30 g and is extremely thin.
- Extra durable: A reinforced cable, stable outer material and a heat-resistant plug head ensure ultimate durability.
- What you get: An Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 data hub, a user manual, a digital invoice, and always friendly customer service.
Quality and workmanship in the Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 test
The design just mentioned not only contributes to the aesthetic look at the desk. This also gives a certain robustness factor. From a processing point of view, everything was done right: Flat, so no wobbling or the risk of falling over. The rather short cable is solid and thick enough not to break or kink.
The connection itself is very “tight”. This means that it holds particularly well, even in connections on the computer that is already in use. Although USB connections are of course standardized, a particularly narrow framework was definitely used here, which is a positive quality feature.
In addition to the pleasant processing factors, the well-thought-out placement of the USB slots is pleasing. Having all four on one side proves to be the best possible implementation, especially at the desk, where the anchor hub is permanently placed. This means that the USB distributor can simply be placed on a wall, shelf, or other objects, provided it is to be laid nicely with a USB extension. The distance between the USB ports is also large enough to allow even thicker USB sticks or larger devices to be connected. This is particularly important when there are four connections.
Accessories and Support
The Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 data hub test showed that you can rely on the manufacturer when you need help. Quick responses from the support center on the same day were the case for our two test inquiries. Although the knowledge of German is not perfect, the information content is clear and recognizable. Apart from that, English is of course spoken perfectly.
In terms of additional content, you shouldn’t expect a lot of accessories with this Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 hub – as with most. In addition to the distributor itself, a short instruction manual is included, which should not be necessary if you can connect a USB plug.
Conclusion: Anker ultra-slim 4-port USB 3.0 data hub test
The robust and compact USB data hub from Anker generally scores with its great price-performance ratio. While there are definitely larger alternatives up for discussion – for example from the Chinese manufacturer Aukey – the simplicity is the aspect that particularly emphasizes the USB distributor.
Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 ensures high speeds on all fronts, with four ports usually being sufficient for home use to cover all purposes. On the basis of this low price and at the same time high-quality features that lead to optimal use of the distributor, the Anker product was named the test winner in the category for USB 3.0 data hubs.