[Updated: Now $27] Deal Alert: Plugable 3-Port Powered USB Hub For $22 (44% Off)
Update (10/10/2014): The original sale has ended, but it’s still discounted to $27.95 (44% off) at the time of this update.
Amazon currently has Plugable’s 3-port powered, portable USB 3.0 hub for $22.36—55% the regular price of $50. This is a “while supplies last” kind of deal, and it’ll almost certainly be gone by the end of the day—probably within an hour or two. It was 62% claimed at the time of this writing.
- Upgrade your tablet, laptop or PC to gigabit wired Ethernet speeds via USB. At the same time expand USB connectivity by connecting up to 3 USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 devices to any USB 2.0 or 3.0 capable computer. Fully plug and play, devices can be hot-swapped, supports USB over-current protection.
- Compatible with most Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X, and Linux / Unix systems. Microsoft Windows systems should install latest manufacturer USB 3.0 host controller drivers and Windows Updates. Apple Mac OS X and Linux / Unix systems require latest operating system updates for best compatibility.
- Hub is not a standalone charger and will not charge phones or tablets. Apple notes: Note that some devices such as the Apple SuperDrive look for Apple-specific signaling and will not work when connected through any USB hub. Not recommended for use with USB 3.0 PCI-e add-on cards for older Mac systems because of limitations in their software support for USB 3.0 hubs.
- USB bus powered operation, no power supply / AC adapter required. Sleek piano black glossy finish. All 3 USB ports on one side to minimize cable clutter and maximize accessibility.
- Master blue power LED. Sleek piano black glossy finish in a compact portable form factor. All 3 USB ports on one side to minimize cable clutter and maximize accessibility.