• joe

    [quote comment="41241"]yep this is reellllyyyyy gggoooooooooooooooodddddd[/quote]
    thanks for that ill get em

  • lauren

    yep this is reellllyyyyy gggoooooooooooooooodddddd

  • http://www.dje1.com E1

    Heh whatever you do make sure the magnetic feet don’t touch the chassis of your mac. It made mine stutter and go to sleep haha

  • http://www.kristinkorposproductions.com kristin

    Bought this sucker and am hoping it’s the best $30 ever spent! Thanks for reviewing this – as I have been looking for something like this for a while – with a dim feature!

  • anacron

    Nice, but I don’t like the price, I’ll just order the stuff from dealextreme and build my own for at least half the price!

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/djkilown Kilown

    [quote comment="24616"]
    http://www.synchrotech.com/product-usb/hub_01.html
    http://www.drbott.net/product/3121-T7UH//quote

    i have both of these too , and i love them , they power my nano , my externalx2 , and my mouse they are sweet.

    i dont get the droping of the hubs with them either , if you have this problem and use any windows os , the best way to get that to stop is turn off your computer , have the usb’s pluged in , and upon the start up windows will do its thing and this problem should not happen.

    if it does, for you hhd , make sure you install the hardware with passports and lacies they tend to drop more if you have not installed the items on your computer. once you have it installed YOU DONT HAVE TO USE THE PROGRAMS.

  • ejac

    I have a badly functioning external hdd, which sometimes jumps to usb 1 mode (i get a popup in win xp telling me that is is), when i copy from or to this hdd it shows transfer rates of about 2.5MB/s, the other external hdds on the hub keep functioning at about 30MB/s.

    [quote post="3577"]Has anybody ever seen a USB hub that does this?[/quote]

    So i guess, it does, it is a logitech powered 4 port hub.

  • thisisian

    Regarding USB hubs.

    I remember seeing an article about this a couple of years ago, but I’ve never found a hub with the following spec’

    When you mix USB 1 & USB 2 devices on the same USB bus, the whole bus will normally drop to the lower USB 1 speed. The aricle I remember seeing talked about hubs that allowed you to mix USB 1 & 2 devices, & still maintain faster speeds to the USB 2 devices.

    Has anybody ever seen a USB hub that does this?

  • thisisian

    I’ve just recieved mine & it does exactly what it says on the tin!!

    Just one thing to watch out for though. ….it has magnetic feet, so just be careful you don’t store it in your bag too close to your lappy/hard drive.

  • me

    plus 1 for an usb-hub…bad with a macbook pro when you have serato on one, you only got one port left for other stuff like nanopad or denon controllers and so on, would be nice to see one which should work fine in live gigs!
    still a great blog, word up from europe

  • Zac Kyoti

    As for the usb hubs, these two have been recommended by pro audio folks more than others I’ve seen. Powered only (gotta have your full 500mA for controllers) I use the Synchrotech unit, and swear by it.
    http://www.synchrotech.com/product-usb/hub_01.html
    http://www.drbott.net/product/3121-T7UH/

  • ldc1129

    [quote post="3577"]+1 on the hub,
    Also how about a fAn round up, ESP for big oversized 17 inch laptops like mine!!![/quote]

    I second that motion. Maybe one that will work with the Crane stand I just ordered…..

  • Riot the dj

    +1 on the hub,

    Also how about a fAn round up, ESP for big oversized 17 inch laptops like mine!!!

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/djkilown Kilown

    wow, sorry to e the bummer here , but serious , by reading the first part of thie article i thought i might get some insight on something more than 1 light

    dont get me wrong , i like the idea of this light , but wow.

    hope to see more!

  • Ean Golden

    [quote comment="24593"]If this is a series, can I make a request? Please find us a djtechtools-approved usb hub.[/quote]

    great suggestion- we are working on this one for sure. Its now a major requirement. :)

  • Dj Hilife

    great series! looking foward to more from my favorite site!

  • http://turntablepoetry.com/blog dj professor ben

    who needs a Joby when you can rock one of these: http://www.opticsplanet.net/headlamps.html

    Especially stylish when you’re playing a rave in an abandoned mineshaft!!

  • Zenjamin

    If this is a series, can I make a request? Please find us a djtechtools-approved usb hub.

  • http://www.myspace.com/lockmess Lock Mess

    I use the Mighty Bright XtraFlex L.E.D lights the come in single or dual heads they take 2 to 3 AAA batteries depending on the model. They are bright small and extremely flexible. I have had the same ones for 4 years now, and they are still working. You can get them in Silver,Black,and Blue. Check out
    http://www.mightybright.com and click on music lights.

  • libraveu

    I find the iphone torch to be just fine plus no more extra gear to carry

  • thisisian

    absolutely exactly what i need! ….i’ve just ordered one.

  • http://turntablepoetry.com dj professor ben

    Who needs the Joby when you can just strap one of these on: http://www.diytrade.com/china/4/products/2216995/LED_1W_High_Power_Headlamp.html

    Especially good for when you’re DJing a rave in an abandoned mineshaft….

  • http://www.dj-nvidia.com/ Dj Nvidia

    Yea great piece….

    I usually position my laptop directly above my controller, so the light from the screen helps to illuminate my controller….

  • Vinicius Hoffmann [Brazil]

    [quote comment="24570"]i figured Ean would know what each and everyone of these buttons did… i know when i map a controller i know what they do[/quote]
    But can you touch your controller at the right knob even on the dark? You must train blindness controllerist skills to do that lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/djtonyok DJ Tony OKay

    I have this small USB LED snake light that I love and use.
    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/263234177/USB_LED_Light_UL_01/showimage.html

  • Shog

    Cool thingy,might grab two for christmas.. :)

    Nice article Ean.. :)

  • seeMARTINbreak

    i figured Ean would know what each and everyone of these buttons did… i know when i map a controller i know what they do

  • Vinicius Hoffmann [Brazil]

    Everybody loves gadgets!
    :D

  • http://www.djyanaki.com Yan

    yes perfect for xmas gift list :)

  • low

    Awesome!

    Also the GorillaPods are sooo cool !!!

    thx for the article…perfect x-mas present ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/Flafius Flafius

    Looks good, thinking bout buying one!

  • http://www.mediumheavy.com kelsey7k

    lol. Nice series, look fwd to more.