Thursday, March 1st 2018

Thermaltake Intros H200 Internal USB Hub for Your Increasingly Complex Lighting

Thermaltake today introduced the H200, an internal 6-port USB 2.0 hub. Nothing exciting for 2018, right? Think again, this is one of those devices you didn't know you needed. It latches onto the inside of your case through a magnetized surface, draws power from a SATA-power connector, plugs into one of the 9-pin USB 2.0/1.1 headers of your motherboard, and puts out up to 6 USB 2.0 ports, three of which are type-A, and three 9-pin headers. The second ports on each of those 9-pin headers split to the type-A ports (disabled when something is plugged into the type-A port).

This device could come in handy to plug in your increasingly complex RGB LED lighting setups in the absence of RGB headers; or plug in the various internet of things components, such as your "smart" PSU, "smart" LED hubs, "smart" fans, etc. The type-A ports also let you plug in concealed hardware-keys to your expensive software, or even USB WLAN/Bluetooth dongles, so you don't have one sticking out from the back of your case. Measuring 76.8 mm x 21.6 mm x 64.7 mm (WxHxD), it is compact enough to be tucked away in the crawlspace behind the motherboard tray (i.e. if you're cool with a magnet close to sensitive components such as your CPU and memory). The company didn't reveal pricing.
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2 Comments on Thermaltake Intros H200 Internal USB Hub for Your Increasingly Complex Lighting

#1
Chaitanya
Nzxt has been offering a similar internal usb 2.0 hub for quite some time now. Only benifit of this TT hub is the use of Sata power to provide additional power to connected peripherals.
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D1RTYD1Z619
i.e. if you're cool with a magnet close to sensitive components such as your CPU and memory. Hahahahaha
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