Super-thin laptops like the MacBook Air or a Windows ultralight tend to be pretty stingy when it comes to USB ports. Need more? Join the club.


The solution is a lot easier and cheaper than you might think: a USB hub, and this compact, four-port USB 3.0 hub by Sabrent (on sale for $10) makes for a great option.

At 1.4 ounces, the Sabrent HB-UM43 is small and light enough to toss into a purse, a briefcase or a backpack. Plug it into an existing USB port, and you’ll instantly have four new USB ports available—perfect for connecting, say, a mouse, a keyboard, an external hard drive and a printer, all at the same time. I’ve got the older model (the slower USB 2.0 version), and yes, I’m a fan.

Check out the $10 Sabrent four-port USB 3.0 hub here

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