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    Recomend me a usb hub Please

    I'm looking for something that I can plug into the wall for power. I'm hoping to run a keyboard and mouse off it and also have the option of charging an ipad and/or iphone(s). So I guess I'd need something that does this efficiently. Safety is a concern, I don't want things to go on fire! Something that looks nice would be a benefit . Anybody have a decent one at home they could recommend? Oh and moderately priced please! Thankyou

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smelly Old Boots View Post
    I'm looking for something that I can plug into the wall for power. I'm hoping to run a keyboard and mouse off it and also have the option of charging an ipad and/or iphone(s). So I guess I'd need something that does this efficiently. Safety is a concern, I don't want things to go on fire! Something that looks nice would be a benefit . Anybody have a decent one at home they could recommend? Oh and moderately priced please! Thankyou
    The best and safest by far, I have this in my home, Anker USB Charger PowerPort 5 (40W 5-Port USB Charging Hub) Multi-Port Wall Charger for iPhone 6s / 6 / 6 Plus / 5 / 5s, iPad Air 2 / mini 3, Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge and More

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Charg...+Foldable+Plug


    https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/be...-wall-charger/

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    I have one of these blu-tack’d To the desk - had it for about 3yrs now, and can recommend it.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/NEXGADGET-C...esktop+charger


    Not so handy on the move of course - where I would recommend a high power Anker model.
    If I am ever on life support - Unplug me......
    Then plug me back in..........

    See if that works .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
    I have one of these blu-tack’d To the desk - had it for about 3yrs now, and can recommend it.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/NEXGADGET-C...esktop+charger


    Not so handy on the move of course - where I would recommend a high power Anker model.
    Does that connect to the laptop as well? Allowing a mouse etc to be connected? It looks just the job if it does...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smogbob View Post
    The best and safest by far, I have this in my home, Anker USB Charger PowerPort 5 (40W 5-Port USB Charging Hub) Multi-Port Wall Charger for iPhone 6s / 6 / 6 Plus / 5 / 5s, iPad Air 2 / mini 3, Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge and More

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Charg...+Foldable+Plug


    https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/be...-wall-charger/
    Same as? I often have four or five items I want to plug into my Mac at the same time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smelly Old Boots View Post
    Does that connect to the laptop as well? Allowing a mouse etc to be connected? It looks just the job if it does...
    Ah - no. If I am reading you right - you want a dongle with single USB into your laptop, which has sufficient USB sockets in it, to take USB receiver(s) or hardwire for keyboard and mouse PLUS power accessories such as an Ipad, iphone etc?

    You would need a USB on your laptop with sufficient current capacity, perhaps an "always on socket" ?

    Something like this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-4-Por...+multi+adaptor

    or:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VE4UJ..._t5_B00Y25XFGK (which seems to be exactly what you need?)
    If I am ever on life support - Unplug me......
    Then plug me back in..........

    See if that works .....

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    What you're looking for is a powered USB hub. It gives you multiple USB ports to connect devices to your PC/laptop while at the same time provides charging capability for phones/tablets etc.

    Something like this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DAHNA...detail_6?psc=1

    Not recommending this one in particular - just pointing you in the right direction. Best thing to do is check out the reviews of a few different models on Amazon - tis always a great way to get a proper idea of what's good and what's pants. Just search for 'powered USB hub' on Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
    Ah - no. If I am reading you right - you want a dongle with single USB into your laptop, which has sufficient USB sockets in it, to take USB receiver(s) or hardwire for keyboard and mouse PLUS power accessories such as an Ipad, iphone etc?

    You would need a USB on your laptop with sufficient current capacity, perhaps an "always on socket" ?

    Something like this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-4-Por...+multi+adaptor

    Yes, I am sorry, I was not clear. I would like the electricity of things to be provided by the wall adapter, whilst the usb end would be dealt with by the mac. I'd rather not over tax the mac power supply. It gets very hot.

    or:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VE4UJ..._t5_B00Y25XFGK (which seems to be exactly what you need?)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatcho View Post
    What you're looking for is a powered USB hub. It gives you multiple USB ports to connect devices to your PC/laptop while at the same time provides charging capability for phones/tablets etc.

    Something like this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DAHNA...detail_6?psc=1

    Not recommending this one in particular - just pointing you in the right direction. Best thing to do is check out the reviews of a few different models on Amazon - tis always a great way to get a proper idea of what's good and what's pants. Just search for 'powered USB hub' on Amazon.
    Yes, that looks like the type of thing I'd like. It's rather large isn't it!

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