Wednesday, March 19th 2014

StarTech Unveils USB 3.0 with High Current Ports

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the availability of two new products designed to make it easier for users to charge multiple mobile devices simultaneously - the 7-Port USB Charging Station (ST7CU35122), and the USB 3.0 Hub (ST4300U3C3). Both devices feature dedicated, power-only USB charge ports which offer a fast, convenient way to keep multiple smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices charged and ready for use.

The Charging Station offers five 1-amp and two 2-amp charge ports to accommodate the range of power requirements of mobile devices. The USB 3.0 Hub features three dedicated USB charge ports - two 1-amp and one 2-amp ports, as well as four standard USB 3.0 ports that enable users to connect additional peripheral devices. Both devices feature a compact design, which makes them portable enough to carry as an accessory.

"To remain mobile, it's very important for users of smartphones and tablets to be able to keep their devices charged" said Carey Cline, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com. "Both the Charging Station and USB Hub make it more convenient to keep a device charged through dedicated, easy-to-access charge ports. These devices are great for charging multiple mobile devices quickly and are well-suited to multi-user applications, especially when installed in a central location."

Features of the Dedicated USB Charging Station (ST7CU35122 ) include:
  • Seven dedicated (power only) USB ports - 5 x 1-amp, 2 x 2-amp
  • Support for USB Battery Charging specification 1.2, including Apple and Samsung Galaxy devices
  • Compact metal chassis offers a portable, multi-device charging solution
  • Standalone performance (no computer connection required)
Features of the USB 3.0 Hub (ST4300U3C3) include:
  • Four USB 3.0 hub ports (data and power)
  • Three dedicated USB charging ports (power only - 2 x 1A, 1 x 2A)
  • Support for USB Battery Charging specification 1.2, including Apple and Samsung Galaxy devices
  • Compact metal chassis offers a portable, multi-device charging solution
  • Wall-mount bracket for out-of-the-way installations
7-Port Dedicated USB Charging Station (SKU: ST7CU35122)
MSRP: £49.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK

4-Port Powered USB 3.0 Hub w/ Dedicated USB Charging Ports (ST4300U3C3)
MSRP: £61.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK
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4 Comments on StarTech Unveils USB 3.0 with High Current Ports

#1
sc
Can't they put some design effort into USB hubs/chargers? I've been looking for one that looks at least half decent to keep on my desk for ages...
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#2
Ahhzz
Meh, I like the small black box, neat, compact, not flashy, looks good on an office desk.
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#3
tufish
I'll wait for those Chinese replica at 10th of this price
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#4
Deadlyraver
I like these a lot more than the generic craptastic hubs claiming USB 3.0 support just barely.
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