Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the release of its four-port USB 3.0 Hub, the HUB3 - a compact and easy-to-carry solution for connecting more peripherals to a computer than would normally be possible. Compliant with the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specification, the HUB3 provides data transfer rates up to ten times faster than USB 2.0. As more and more devices incorporate the USB 3.0 standard, users of today's advanced Ultrabooks and thin-and-light laptops may feel that there is a lack of USB 3.0 connectivity options. To overcome these limitations, Transcend's HUB3 transforms a single USB 3.0 port into four, instantly expanding the number of high-performance USB 3.0 devices that can be connected to a single computer simultaneously. While connected to the included external power adapter, Transcend's USB 3.0 Hub can supply high output current of up to 2A via its dedicated fast charging port. This allows the Apple iPad and other portable devices with demanding power requirements to charge quicker. Compact, convenient, and lightweight, the HUB3 lets users charge their tablet, smartphone, eBook reader, and digital camera without the burden of carrying various different device chargers. Fully compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems, Transcend's USB 3.0 Hub is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1, so users can rest assured that their older devices will still work with the new interface. The HUB3 is currently available for a suggested price of US$34.99 and is backed by Transcend's two-year limited warranty.