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    Hi.

    I have a MacBook Pro Retina and soon to pick up a Kontrol S4.

    I am wanting to eventually add two Kontrol F1 to my set up for ultimate control. The new mac's only have two USB ports so I could do with a powered USB hub because I aim to have the following plugged in:

    - 1 x Kontrol S4
    - 2 x Kontrol F1
    - 1 x connection for a Mouse (just incase)
    - a spare port for a USB flash stick now and again.


    Might sound cheesy but wouldn't mind a LED flashing one for a bit of fun but! I'm thinking a 5/6 port one.

    Any recommendations/links? Anything I should consider?

    Cheers

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    Manhattan:

    http://www.manhattan-products.com/en...ories/117-hubs

    Considering you aren't doing transfers? USB 2.0 should be fine, from Manhattan I would say this

    http://www.manhattan-products.com/en...-speed-usb-hub

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    Nope, the occasional USB stick but all tracks will be played from Internal SSD or sometimes via Thunderbolt/Firewire External Drive.

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    I have this and this is the only one the Native Instruments use at their HQ. If asked they always recommend it.

    This can also charge your iPad/iPhone.

    http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solu...rt-usb-2-0-hub

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlos Santos View Post
    This can also charge your iPad/iPhone.

    http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solu...rt-usb-2-0-hub
    Now that is really really handy as I have both. Would be cool to know it can charge both and not f**k anything up.

    Cheers.

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    I thought iPads charged at like 1.5A or 2A?

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    I SWEAR by these.

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    Personally I use one of these, because it's sexy as fuck.

    http://www.satechi.net/index.php/sat...ium-4-port-usb

    Not powered though I'm afraid

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    I picked up one of the Belkin 7 port powered usb hubs off ebay for $9.99/shipped. I use it with my macbook and it powers all the equipment listed in my signature with no issue. I can also charge my iphone too (dont have an ipad) plus you said you wanted to some led lighting this thing shines bright blue too. Heres the link where I picked it up http://www.ebay.com/itm/Belkin-Hi-Sp...item5653337072
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    Thanks all. I think all these links will be useful for other people too. Cheers.

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