Ultra 7-Port USB 2.0 Buddy Hub Reviewgotdamojo06 - December 5, 2007
Category: Input Devices, Gadgets
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Do you have two computers that you use constantly? I know how big of a pain it can be if you have only one USB keyboard or a limited amount of space on your desk or computer work space. Ultra has a solution for you - they have released the Ultra 7-Port USB 2.0 Buddy Hub, which is a two-in-one device. Not only does it turn one USB port on your computer into seven, it also has a KVM switch functionality, which allows you to attach one USB device to two computers and allow you to switch back and forth between computers. We will see if the Ultra Buddy Hub will be able to save workspace as well as having to take the time to reach behind both computers and switch the USB cord to your keyboard.
The Ultra 7-Port USB 2.0 Buddy Hub comes packaged in a plastic casing, much like most after-market computer accessories that you can pick up at the store. The front of the packaging proudly displays the Ultra brand name as well as letting you know the name of the product in both English as well as Spanish and gives you a brief explanation of what the product will do. The front of the packaging also lets you know that the product comes with a three year limited warranty from Ultra. Moving on to the back of the package, you can see what the product looks like from the front as well as rear aspects. There is a little paragraph written in both English and Spanish on the back, informing you of what the product does.
Inside of the package you will have the Ultra 7-port USB 2.0 Buddy Hub, two USB-a to USB-b connectors, a power adapter, as well as a one-page Installation Manual.
The front of the Ultra Buddy Hub has the seven USB 2.0 ports that you can plug many different devices into.The top of the device is where you are able to press the button to switch between "Computer A" and "Computer B" and there are LED lights that will let you know which computer the device is connected to. The rear of the device is where you plug the USB-a to USB-b connectors in, as well as the mains adapter.