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Akasa Combo USB Hub review

Multiple card support, plus three USB ports

This combo USB hub has support for 11 different card types

Our Verdict

USB compatibility turns this versatile card reader into a USB hub too


  • Includes 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • Wide compatibility


  • No support for xD-Picture cards
  • Only USB 1.1 when self-powered

With the ever-growing number of memory card formats available, having a reader that is able to handle them all is growing increasingly necessary.

The Akasa Combo goes that little bit further by adding three USB 2.0 ports to the line-up, making it a hub as well. As it's available in a range of colours, you can pick one to match your laptop or home setup.

You'll find support for 11 different card types, in all their formats, including T-Flash (Micto CD). The only card it won't support is the xD-Picture card, which is increasingly common in digital cameras.

Supplied with a sleeve, you can take the reader on the move with you, but when self-powered it runs at USB 1.1 speed, so isn't ideal for transferring large files. However, the power supply does offer full 40Mbps speeds from the USB 2.0 ports.