ULTRA Stackables ReviewFormer staff writer - December 20, 2007
Category: Mobile, Digital Photography/Video, Storage / Hard Drives
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There are many things in life that you think you don’t need, until you get the chance to actually use them. Remote car starters are one of those you truly appreciate when it's -10° F outside and you can get your car nice and toasty with a push of a button instead of having to endure the weather. Ultra Stackables are looking to be such an item with their Card reader/USB hub, USB 2.0/FireWire external IDE HDD and E-SATA/USB 2.0 external SATA HDD. Are these components not needed until the convenience of having them on your desktop opens your eyes?
The Ultra Stackables includes, in this review, the Stackable 180-watt multi-outlet DC 12V power center, Stackable USB 2.0/FireWire 3.5-inch IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure, Stackable USB 2.0/E-SATA 3.5-inch SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure, and Stackable All-In-1 Card Reader & USB 2.0 Hub (there is also a Stackable 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub available if you need additional USB 2.0 ports) are one of many desktop devices looking for a home on your desk. Ultra uses a sleek flat black finish on the components with the requisite blue LEDs that are aesthetically pleasing and look at home on most desktops.
The Stackables come packaged separately in similar boxes that are very informative with the connection info and full specifications listed on each box. The packaging shows the Stackables in the various mounting positions available as well as the stacked configuration.