Akasa Connect 7 review

Connect several USBs at once with this handy device

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Our Verdict

Not a crucial gadget, but a useful one


  • Effective
  • Well-priced
  • Speedy


  • Ports quite close together - could make attaching larger devices tricky

As the name would suggest, this USB hub allows you to connect seven devices to it.

The Connect 7 is small and compact. It measures just 94 x 53 x 18mm and fits in the palm of your hand.

With four ports on the front and three on the rear, this is as compact and small a USB hub as you're ever likely to need. The ports are quite close together, so you may find some devices a little tricky to attach.

You can use it on the move at the slower USB 1.1 speed. However, to get the full benefit you'll need to use the plug-in power adapter that allows USB 2.0 to run at 5Volts.

This is a simple concept that works exceedingly well. Sure, it's not essential, but if you find you have limited USB ports on your laptop, you will find it a very worthwhile investment.

Tech Specs

Product TypeUSB Hub
Total Number of USB Ports7
Brand NameAkasa
Form FactorExternal
Number of USB 2.0 Ports7
Height18 mm
Width94 mm
Depth53 mm
ManufacturerAkasa (Europe) Ltd
Product ModelAK-HB-02BKUK
Product NameAK-HB-02BKUK 7-port External USB Hub
Manufacturer Part NumberAK-HB-02BKUK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.akasa.co.uk
Platform SupportedPC, Mac