Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1321 (1:50:46)

Dick DeBartolo

This week's gadget is a USB Hub that Dickie D found on Amazon. The [2-in-1] Inateck Unibody Aluminum 3 Ports USB 3.0 Hub. It's a driver-free RJ45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Converter LAN Wired Network Adapter, with a connected 1ft USB 3.0 cable. It's been designed specifically for users of ultrabooks, notebooks, laptop PCs and tablets with 3 USB ports to deliver convenient access to high-speed USB 3.0 connections. Plug it into one USB 3.0 port and you'll have three USB 3.0 ports and one RJ45 Gigabit ethernet connection.

Another great use for this device is to replace a broken ethernet port, or one that's in a bad location. While the first one Dick bought did not have LED indicator lights built in to show that it's connected to the internet, the second one he bought has them, seems better built, and only cost about $3 more. (Prices as of 9/9/16)

- Company website
- Amazon Link (This is the slightly cheaper model without Internet connection LEDs. $19.99)
- Amazon Link for the newer version with lights and aluminum case (only $3 more)

(Prices were checked on 9/9/16 and can change quickly with Amazon's dynamic pricing.)