Streamlining laptops often mean less USB ports for all the devices that a person may need. One may need a UBS port to save information on an external hard drive. A port for a mouse since not everyone likes working with the touchpad located under the keypad of the laptop. For the multitask person, they may need an additional port for their camera connection to upload photos.
Before one knows it, several ports are needed to do all the functions that one person expects to do. It is not uncommon to see on many of the newer laptops a couple of USB ports.
This is where the Plugable USB 2.0 10 Port Hub (with Power Adapter) comes in to play. Plug it into the one USB port on the laptop. This will allow up to ten devices to be connected to the external ports. Two of these ports are on top and allow for a vertical position that swivels. Making it easier for the connection of a small device that may not connect so easy with the other ports.
The Plugable USB 2.0 10 Port Hub runs on low power consumption and powers down when not currently in use.