"Small and powerful"4.0 starson by Red 5
Pros: Compact, stylish, powerful, and it just plain works well.
Cons: Powercord too short, otherwise this would have gotten 4.5 stars from me. The blackish design is handsome but a bit striking against my aluminum mac equipment.
Summary: This hub works solid. I've used it with a keyboard, mouse, ink-jet printer, WD USB drive, external Maxtor, phone charger, and Bluetooth Jawbone charger all plugged in at the same time and working and the hub didn't skip a beat. The hub doesn't have an indicator light when something's plugged in but I actually like that now since I get tired of my workspace being lit up by peripherals all the time. It also is very compact so if I need to take it on the go, it fits nicely in my shirt pocket. The drawback about the short power cord was a nuisance setting it up since I had to run a separate extension cord for it, but I also know that it's nice to have short cords sometimes too to reduce the spaghetti bowl that happens in most setups. The short cord may benefit some people. 7 ports from this little hub sure is sweet. Thanks belkin.