When it comes to multi-port USB hubs, especially those that support the 3.0 standard, it is a mixed bag. Often you can find them at a low price but only one or two of the ports will support 3.0. The others are only 2.0. Or, the other side of this coin, is that you have one that supports 3.0 across all the ports but it comes at a steep price.
Enter ICZI. The China-based manufacture has long produced accessories for smartphones and laptops and one of their latest offerings is a 4-Port USB 3.0 hub. Not only does it support USB 3.0 across all four ports of the hub, it comes in at just under $13 on their Amazon storefront. Recently the ICZI team sent me one of these hubs to review and after using it on my MacBook Pro for the last couple of weeks, I’m impressed. It’s a solid performer… no, an excellent performer, with backlit USB ports and a compact, if not utilitarian design.