After 100 hours of research, testing, and consulting with electrical engineers, we found the HooToo HT-UH010 seven-port hub ($40) is the best USB 3.0 hub for most people. It’s compact, reliable, and has well-placed ports aplenty. But its main strength is its usability and design—we looked at many other hubs that were larger, had fewer ports, and weren’t as easy to use.
How we decided
A USB 3.0 hub is for people who have a computer with at least one USB 3.0 port, but need more ports to plug in a bunch of peripherals like portable hard drives, printers or thumb drives. Most hubs have one or two charge ports (for smartphones or tablets), but a USB hub is not the same as a dedicated USB charging station.
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