Inateck, German distributor of Asian products, recently launched what it describes as “a magic USB hub.” Its product meeting the HB4009 reference can simultaneously connect to two computers, which opens new possibilities.
The USB 3.0 hub with three ports plus a “magical” port Inateck, has two USB host ports. The first is the captive bead, the second is the USB Type-A female port on the front, though it does not conform to the USB standard, that would be it a USB Type-B port.
The hub can thus be connected to two computers simultaneously, not just dial as is sometimes the case. This opens up several interesting features:
- To share a keyboard and mouse on two computers in the manner of a switch KVM , video and less. When the pointer reaches the right edge of the left computer, control passes on the right screen, as if using two monitors on a single computer. It can also switch to a keyboard shortcut. A utility for Windows 7 or later and OS X 10.6 or later, is included.
- In the same vein, sharing clipboard. You can copy the contents of the first computer and copy it to the second.Text (URL so), images and files are supported.
- Transfer files between two computers with the ease of implementation and with the bandwidth of 5 Gb / s for USB 3.0, as opposed to an Ethernet network to 1 Gb / s or worse Wi -Fi.
The hub is also comes with a USB adapter Type-A male to Micro USB male Type-B, to be connected to a USB compatible mobile device On-The-Go (USB OTG), such as an Android tablet. Above sharing functions may not work with all terminals via the application WinDroid Linker , but the user can in any case simultaneously connect a keyboard, mouse and a USB stick to the tablet.
This HB4009 is finally a standard USB 3.0 hub with three ports.
The magic USB hub Inateck is now available in France and in Europe, the price of 40 euros. It is especially sold 33 euros by Amazon . Other devices with similar functionality, with more or less USB ports are available. We recognize the fact that the exploit also the controller OTi 2211 KM Switch and Data Bridge.