USB3 hub + 1 Extension cord or USB extension cord for each device?

BurnItDwn

Lifer
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Would something like this work well for Keyboard, Mouse, Microphone, and misc 4th device?
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6RA55T6073


In my basement, have a projector setup with a PC for games and movies and such.
Currenty, I'm running KB + Mouse each with a 15 foot USB extension cord.

I'd like to have more flexibillity, and I I figure a USB hub might make more sense than a bunch of USB extension cords.

I had a bad experience like 10 years ago with bad USB hub causing stuff to not work right, wondering if this product would likely work OK for a decade or so, or if there's a "better" brand to get? I don't really care if I have to spend more money, but I'd like to keep it under $50 if possible.
 

VirtualLarry

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Orico makes a bunch of 7-10 port USB 3.0 Hub and Hub with Charging ports (as well as Charging Hubs, which have zero USB 3.0 data ports, and no upstream connection).

I use some on two PCs here, they mostly work OK, but sometimes something in the USB chain glitches, and I have to reset (unplug and re-plug power) to the hub to reset it. Fairly rare, but annoying.

I think that I paid like $35 or so on sale for a 7+3 port USB 3.0 plus Charging ports hub, marked down from $50-60. Mine have an Aluminum casing, they look like Mac products. USB3.0 is cross-compatible between Mac and PC though, at least regular USB 3.0, not USB-C with DisplayPort and/or ThunderBolt.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...=Orico_USB_3.0_hub-_-9SIA1DS3N85896-_-Product

Here's the one I have:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...=Orico_USB_3.0_hub-_-9SIA1DS1M98827-_-Product

Wow, prices sure blew up on USB3.0 hubs.
 

BurnItDwn

Lifer
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Thanks Larry,
Mostly OK is good enough for me
I'll see if Orico has anything I can screw into the bottom of a table.