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Old Mar 31st, 2010, 01:31 PM   #1
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Are these keyboards USB 2.0?



I maxed out my 5 USBs on my Mini and have seen this keyboard for sale, cheap. Wondering if the Bus on it is 2.0.

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Old Mar 31st, 2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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USB 1.1.

Apparently the forum doesn't like 3 letters in capitals when it's a short post.
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Old Mar 31st, 2010, 01:48 PM   #3
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USB hubs are cheap too and would get you a lot more ports than a keyboard.
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Old Mar 31st, 2010, 01:57 PM   #4
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Get a USB2 hub with it's own power supply.

If you've maxed out the ports on your mini, then you might not have enough power available through the the USB ports to power more devices in the chain. A USB2 hub with it's own power supply would provide additional power for the extra USB devices, and reduce the power load on the mini.
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Old Mar 31st, 2010, 02:28 PM   #5
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Yeah... that's what I thought. I'll still buy the keyboard since it's only $12, however I'll start looking for a powered hub. Any suggestions?

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Old Mar 31st, 2010, 02:36 PM   #6
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Yeah... that's what I thought. I'll still buy the keyboard since it's only $12, however I'll start looking for a powered hub. Any suggestions?

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IOGear makes a nice one that you can lay flat, and plug cables into from behind.

IOGEAR - GUH227 - 7- Port High Speed USB 2.0 Hub
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Old Mar 31st, 2010, 03:24 PM   #7
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I'm partial to this one:

Macsimum News - Everything HerePlus releases 13-port USB external hub

13 ports would be fantastic. Right now, I've got a stackable Belkin 7 port that allows another 4 ports to be added.
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Old Mar 31st, 2010, 03:48 PM   #8
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Macsimum News - Everything HerePlus releases 13-port USB external hub

13 ports would be fantastic. Right now, I've got a stackable Belkin 7 port that allows another 4 ports to be added.
13 ports would be nice, especially at that price. Too bad they plug in all around, rather than a bar shape. Hard to find space on a desk for a cactus.
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Old Apr 1st, 2010, 02:09 AM   #9
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Keyboards and mice are all 1.1, because there is absolutely no way possible for either to use up the bandwidth of 1.1, let alone 2.0. You could have ten crack-crazed monkeys banging on the keys of ten keyboards as fast as possible simultaneously, and it still wouldn't get to USB 1.1 speed.

It's similar to "the internet" (which cannot possibly use up the bandwidth of a 10-base-T ethernet) or an optical drive (which cannot possibly use up the bandwidth of even a lowly 33 MHz version of an old IDE bus).

You should have your KB + mouse plugged directly into the Mac. Do not use a hub with either.

Use a hub on (one of) the other USB ports on the Mac, and plug your 2.0 stuff there.
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Most awesome 4-port USB hub EVAH:
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