September 21, 2007
| by Rachel Cericola
For some that gets frustrated easily (hello?), Belkin’s Network USB Hub is a dream.
You probably have plenty of devices that you would like to network, but don’t want to devote the time and sweat needed to connect them. This allows you to add five of your favorites, as long as they can hook via USB.
Belkin says that you can add printers, cameras, hard drives and other neat things. Add in a wireless router and you can access all of that stuff from your back deck or other unconnected area of choice. It’s great for playing music, photos, or printing documents. Unfortunately, PC World says there are some USB devices it doesn’t do – such as webcams or other video-transfer types of products.
The unit is selling for $130 via Belkin’s website. Sorry Mac users; there’s no driver support for you yet.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.