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.
IOGear makes a nice one that you can lay flat, and plug cables into from behind.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?
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.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.
This isn't true. Most new keyboards have USB 2.0 ports, so you can plug in peripherals. Further, it's rather easy to saturate a 10Base-T ethernet connection, as there are many residential connections faster than 10Mbps. Rogers offers a 50Mbps connection, nearly 5 times faster than 10Base-T. Much faster connections exist commercially.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.