Though PCs usually have all the I/O options they could possibly need, sometimes they do not possess enough USB ports, and Arctic decided to deliver an item capable of making up for this, namely the Arctic Hub, which features four USB 2.0 connectors.Though the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface has been growing in popularity quiet readily, it has still not come very close to entirely replacing the USB 2.0 connection.
As such, in order to avoid unnecessary cost issues, Arctic decided to stick to the current-generation standard when it designed the Arctic hub.
This product is, basically, a small auxiliary piece of hardware that gives any host computer a number of extra USB ports, four to be exact.
What will suddenly strike onlookers is the design of the product, which imitates the shape of a clamshell.
The product also comes with a 1.8-meter long cable and supports USB-connected mice, keyboards, USB flash drives, headsets and notebook coolers, among other things.
“I got an Arctic Hub for my notebook at home and I really like the simple design of this hub”, says Kei Chan, Marketing Executive of Arctic.
“My notebook only came with two USB ports and I often find it is a hassle for me to unplug my usual devices, such as notebook cooler, when I need to access my memory cards or USB sticks,” she added.
“With the Arctic Hub, I can enjoy the flexibility in connecting any USB devices anytime. The shape of the hub allows me to connect my bulky shape USB stick so it would not collide with my desk. I even use the top port for my Arctic Breeze Mobile,” Kei Chan went on to saying.
Having already been priced at $14.95, the equivalent of 10.50 Euro, the product is accompanied by a two-year warranty.