Today the postman delivered my iHub which I reported on in a previous blogpost about a week ago.
I must admit to not being certain that this little Apple-impersonating device would be delivered after Apple Inc instructed the company to cease selling these little devices, but I was wrong to doubt the supplier, MIC Gadget Store.
Shortly after my order went in, the company stopped selling any further iHubs.
The Apple inspired packaging, a perspex box with minimal descriptive text on white card, is of surprisingly good quality.
Beneath the iHub in the box is a 12cm long USB to mini-USB cable.
The iHub has one mini-USB upstream port and, on each side of the device, four USB downstream ports.
Of course the one thing that makes this particular USB hub special to any Mac fan is the Apple logo on the top face of the device, which illuminates when the hub is connected to the computer.
The hub works as any other simple USB hub and quality wise it’s on par with other such devices.
And of course the only reason for ordering this device is its cute Apple-likeness, in which respect it fully lives up to my expectations!
I’m still waiting for the black version to be delivered together with another white one, but I have yet to receive any shipping notification from the supplier. Maybe I’m lucky just to get this one white iHub, a possible future collector’s item!
Here’s a short un-boxing video taken with a precariously propped up iPhone!