Hiyatek HB-8700 7-port USB 2.0 Hub
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Back in the old days mainboards came with 2 USB ports and considering most of us were still using PS2 Keyboards and mice they were usually only used by printers and scanners. In our days however with the increasing number of external devices mainboards now come with 6 or more USB ports which in many occasions are not enough to accommodate every available device in ones desk. Take myself for example, i have 5 External HDD enclosures, USB mouse, USB keyboard, Printer, Scanner, UPS and a Joystick. All of these sum up to a total of 11 USB connectors and so you can see how easily one can fall short on available USB ports. For that exact reason companies have been releasing USB hubs that take up one of your USB ports and provide a large number of USB ports in return. Hiyatek is a rather new company for most of us but their product range is far from small and considering that they have been the OEM manufacturer for many large companies they must be doing something right.
Hiyatek International Co. was established in 1998 with high knowledge on R&D, production and self-assembly for computer storage accessorize (PC accessories). They are located in Shin Chuang City in Taipei, and have over standard reputation in the market by keep providing an excellent quality and best service. Their line of products includes External Enclosures, Card Readers, Multifunction Transfer Panels, USB2.0 HUBs, Notebook Cooling Pads, Mobile Racks and Cooling Fans. As a respected leader in computer accessorizes industry they also manufacture products for their OEM and ODM partners. With their own factory in China they can control product quality and offer the best price for their customers, this is the reason why they always achieve their goal and in improving themselves they believe they can better meet their customer needs in order to win the market.
The first product by Hiyatek that we have with us today is the HB-870, a USB hub that offers 7 USB2.0 compatible USB ports at the cost of a single one. Considering that most USB hubs that i am aware offer a total of 5 USB ports the Hiyatek already seems to stand out from the crowd. Still with a total of 7 attached devices on it i am curious to see how well it can do in terms of performance and that will be our goal today so let us waste no time and move to the rest of the review.