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Sabrent

Premium 4–Port Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub
For 2012 iMac and later

Mac / USB 3.0
No more need to twist cables to get to the ports vertically, now you can easily access 4 ports at an ergonomic angle.

The USB 3.0 Hub adds four additional USB ports to your iMac, allowing you to connect USB devices such as digital cameras, phones, external hard drives, flash drives, and printers to one convenient place. Its sleek aluminum design the perfect complement to your iMac computer.

It does not require any software or complicated installation process. With a slim design, it saves you precious desktop space.
Features
  • Brings four USB ports to the front side of your iMac.
  • Easy to set up. Plug & Play, Hot–Swappable.
  • Exclusively designed for the iMac Slim Aluminum Unibody model released November 2012 or later. (21 inch / 27 inch / 5K).
  • Please note: When using devices that require additional power such as a external bus-powered hard drive, Sabrent PS-5V4W can be used to provide additional power for the hub.

    Product Specifications:

    Sabrent Part Number

    • HB–IMCU

    Interface

    • (4) USB 3.0 Type–A

    Color

    • Aluminum

    Power

    • Bus powered
    1. 2.4Ghz wireless devices, such as wireless keyboard and mouse adapters, may not work in close proximity to USB 3.0 devices or hubs. Connecting to a USB 2.0 port is recommended. Manufacturer provided specifications for Sabrent p/n HB-IMCU UPC#: 819921012968

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    Notes on Compatibility:
    1. 21.5-inch iMacs can utilize the Sabrent hub in any of the 4 built-in USB ports.
    2. 27-inch iMacs can utilize the Sabrent hub on either the first or fourth built-in USB port.
    This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
    iMac Intel
    iMac w/Retina 5K display
    (27-inch Late 2015)
    (October 2015)
    Model ID:iMac17,1
    3.2GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
    iMac Intel
    iMac w/Retina 5K display
    (27-inch Mid 2015)
    (May 2015)
    Model ID: iMac15,1
    3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
    iMac Intel
    iMac w/ retina 4K display
    (October 2015)
    Model ID:16,2
    3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i7
    iMac Intel
    iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015)
    (October 2015)
    Model ID:iMac16,1; iMac16,2
    1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5
    iMac Intel
    iMac w/Retina 5K display
    (27-inch Late 2014)
    (October 2014)
    Model ID: iMac15,1
    3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
    iMac Intel
    iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2014)
    (June 2014)
    Model ID: iMac14,4
    1.4GHz i5
    iMac Intel
    iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015)
    (October 2015)
    Model ID:16,1
    1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5
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    Install Videos coming soon
    iMac Intel
    iMac (27-inch Late 2013)
    (September, 2013)
    Model ID: iMac14,2
    3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
    iMac Intel
    iMac (27-inch Late 2013)
    (September 2013)
    Model ID: iMac14,2
    3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
    iMac Intel
    iMac (27-inch Late 2012)
    (October 2012)
    Model ID: iMac13,2
    2.9GHz i5, 3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
    iMac Intel
    iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
    (October 2012)
    Model ID: iMac13,1
    2.7GHz i5 , 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7

    Customer Ratings

    Write a Review 4.5 / 5 17 out of 19 (89%) reviewers would recommend this product
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    Reviewer: c3nme Location: Omaha, NE Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
    Rating: 5/5 Very handy access to USB ports October 15, 2018 There is a lot to love about the iMac, but when it comes to getting access to USB ports, they leave something to be desired. This product really solves that problem. The fit snugly on the iMac so you don't have to worry about pushing them off (they are a tight fit, so you do have to apply a bit more force to install than seems ideal).

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    Reviewer: tboy Location: California Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
    Rating: 4/5 Great inexpensive hub September 21, 2018 Great looking, inexpensive hub. NOT recommended if you have a high power device. I also haven't tried it with my optical drive to see if there is any data corruption or speed issues. However, this is fine for syncing an iPad, phone, camera, GPS, etc without having to reach in back to plug in things. Plus, it matches the brushed aluminum of the case, and doesn't take up lots of space with cables and whatnot.

    You do need to be careful with installation; I can definitely see that if you "force" the installation that you could crack the hub or damage the USB port.

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    Reviewer: lonelaser Location: New York Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
    Rating: 4/5 Good idea, could be better September 10, 2018 A simple, clean means of avoiding two consequences of Apple design: 1) having to fumble around in back of an iMac to plug and unplug USB devices. 2) Avoiding more clutter on the physical desktop.

    When plugged into the primary USB input on the Mac it will support portable hard drives and Apple's optical drive. The primary improvement I want to see: Rather than the connector being in the center, being moved to the far left. This would shift the hub significantly to the right, therefore eliminating the crowding of ones fingers during mouse/trackpad use as it passes underneath the hub.That crowding, along with having to swat cables out of the way is the one flaw which would be simple to correct and make this hub a 5-star accessory.

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    Reviewer: dreadatthecontrols
    Rating: 5/5 it works, looks good July 19, 2018 works great, looks great. note that the "arm" (1port) that goes into imac usb slot is plastic and needs to bend just a hair to insert. not a big deal, it makes the unit more secure because of it. I got tired of constantly turning the computer around

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    Reviewer: Gamma Location: Washington State Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
    Rating: 5/5 What was Apple thinking? June 21, 2018 When they didn't include any front mounted USB ports on a computer/monitor combo which sits on the desktop and has no ports accessible without groping around behind? This is a good solution; I have two of these. They're an elegant solution and avoid messy cables. They are mildly fiddly to attach, but once attached are rock-solid.

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    Reviewer: runrunrooster Location: Odessa, MN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
    Rating: 4/5 Great adddition to my iMac January 31, 2018 I have had this a month now and it has already paid for itself in the frustration level of having to try and connect from the back side. The only thing that concerned me was that it uses a couple of vent slots on the bottom of the display to help secure itself to the iMac. A product that had three USB and an SD slot would even be better, why they put the SD slot on the back side still makes me wonder.

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    Reviewer: DrDave Location: Maryland Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
    Rating: 4/5 A Useful Addition January 22, 2018 I would have given this five stars, I think, but it was much harder to install than they made it out to be. It took me a long time to line up properly, and I was sure it was going to break before I got the USB plug into the slot in the back of the iMac and the pins in the front of the iMac. It sounded like it did break, but it didn't. It's a little wobbly, not quite as steady as I'd hoped when plugging a USB plug into one of the four slots in front, but it is very convenient having those four extra ports right in front of the iMac now.

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    Reviewer: SteveONeill177 Location: Valley Stream, NY Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
    Rating: 4/5 Very smart product... January 11, 2018 Purchased the 4 port USB device for my 27" iMac. Thought it was a great idea -easy access to additional USB ports from the front. Unfortunately, I could not get it to plug into the 27" iMac without applying a lot of pressure. This concerned me as I didn't want to damage the computer. The instructions advised to plug it into the first or forth USB port aligning it with the bottom vents along the bottom of the computer but the fit is just too tight. I use a second computer, a 21" iMac and the 4 port USB fit perfectly without any problem so I am leaving it installed on this computer.

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    Reviewer: JP08361 Location: New Jersey Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
    Rating: 5/5 Bring those USB ports forward. December 17, 2017 Brings the Usb ports to the front of your iMac. Snug fit, almost as if it were placed there by Apple.

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    Reviewer: Mike2636 Location: NC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
    Rating: 3/5 Good looking, but has issues September 17, 2017 I really like the way this hub attaches and provides forward facing USB ports. It's much easier than accessing the ports in the rear of my mid 2017 iMac. It's far cleaner than having dongle cables hanging out. According to the instructions it will only function properly while using port #1 or #4. This is no big deal for me. I ran into an issue when I left a USB stick plugged in. It mounts fine and access is normal. However, when I left the machine for long enough for it to screen blank my USB stick was "ejected" and I got the nasty gram when I came back. I tried shifting ports for the hub but it happened on both. It happened on any port on the hub also. It does not happen when I plug the USB key directly into any of the ports on the rear. Sabrent customer service was fairly responsive but ultimately concluded that the problem does not exist. So, I guess I will just have to live with it. It still mostly works, it just has this irritating issue.

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    Reviewer: BigGLittleO Location: Burbank, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
    Rating: 5/5 Why Didn't Apple think of this? September 7, 2017 Attached perfectly, Works as expected. Looks great too! This is a piece of perfection.

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    Reviewer: Redtop Location: Hercule, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
    Rating: 5/5 This is a great addition to my IMac. August 20, 2017 It is the best product for my IMac to use. It is easy to use with my all devices especially flash drives and external drives. I bought one for my son, also. I would recommend this to all IMac users

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    Reviewer: notthisagain Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
    Rating: 5/5 It's a little beauty July 30, 2017 Fits nicely to the computer, looks like it was built as part of it, gives U 4 USB3 ports while only using 1 in the back, a lot handier in the front.

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    Reviewer: BryanL Location: Bluff City, TN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
    Rating: 4/5 Helps access the USB ports much easier April 24, 2017 Very easy to install and looks OEM from the front of the iMac.

    Although everything functions as it should, the speeds I am getting are not consistent with plugging directly into the USB port with a USB3 flash drive. This was verified by using the Blackmagic disk speed test.

    I don't have the numbers from the speed test with me as I type. I will rerun the tests and post.

    Even with that caveat I still like the product for the quick accessibility it offers.

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    Reviewer: Bidger Location: Seoul, but really from Australia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
    Rating: 5/5 Great addition. Puts ports where you need them. March 19, 2017 This product was easy to install and it looks great. The colour matches the silver on the iMac really well and the design allows easy access to four ports without fiddling around behind the computer or having a hub dangling around on the desk.

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    Reviewer: MJKtrains Location: Randburg, South Africa Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
    Rating: 5/5 is great idea and will make life easier March 11, 2017 a pleasure to buy and receive the item will make life a lot easier being able to plug in USB cables from the front of the iMac

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    Reviewer: Brimac Location: WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
    Rating: 5/5 Easy, compact, access to USB 3.0 ports March 5, 2017 This little hub plugs into your iMac to give access to four more USB ports on the front of your computer, making it much easier to attach accessories without fumbling behind your monitor. Attaches in seconds and looks like a part of your computer.

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    Reviewer: Simillibus Location: Portland, Oregon Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
    Rating: 5/5 very nice addition January 30, 2017 this is a very nice addition to my iMac (27" Retina late 2014 model). Moves 4 USB ports to a convenient location for items frequently swapped, from 1 of the ports behind the monitor Fits nicely, looks like past of the original equipment, as it likely should have been.

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    Reviewer: PhotoGuy2 Location: Philadelphia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
    Rating: 4/5 Nice Clean Solution January 9, 2017 Wanted to add USB 3 slots and this is a slick way to make them easily accessible. Like it.

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    Reviewer: Geno56 Location: Richmond, VA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
    Rating: 5/5 Looks almost like it was built there. December 28, 2016 I had no issue installing this as plug and play. I looked at it first and I figured out it would most likely be the best to install it in the USB port right next to the SD card slot on my 27 inch iMac. The little tabs on the top of the hub fit right in the slot on the bottom of the iMac frame. It was a perfect fit. Note the part that plugs into the USB on the iMac does not go all the way into the back of the iMac so the chromed metal disappears. It does not need to and do not try to force it. I so far have charged phones and tablets and run a portable hard drive from the ports. No problem but you can likely charge a phone faster using the charger that came with the phone. That is normal though. I have no regrets on the purchase of this hub.

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    Reviewer: tonyL Location: AZ Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
    Rating: 5/5 Great fit December 22, 2016 Works great & looks like its part of the iMac

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    Reviewer: MrMikeT Location: LA LA Land Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
    Rating: 4/5 Good. Get it on sale. December 15, 2016 I got mine on sale. It's good. I loved the idea, but not in love with the reality. Works well. Took a bit of finagling to fit it in, but once in it has stayed.

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    Reviewer: Zogmorph Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
    Rating: 5/5 Elegant and functional December 7, 2016 While the iMac is a fine computer and a masterpiece of industrial design, it can be very inconvenient and annoying that ALL of the ports and sockets and buttons are on the back.

    There are several options to frontside USB accessibility - hubs, “left-angle” extension cables, and some poorly-engineered extensions.

    Sabrent’s attractively-packaged HB-IMCU 4-port USB 3.0 hub is the most elegant solution I have seen. It clips very securely to the bottom of the iMac and blends very well with the natural aluminum finish.

    Users need to carefully follow instructions - it works fine with all ports on the 21.5” iMac models, but for reasons NOBODY (including Apple) can explain, it only works with certain ports on 27” models. This does not effect functionality, but because it is a little tricky to install and remove, you’ll want to pay attention and get it right the first time.

    While there are provisions for an AC adapter, it is not included and only available for separate purchase as an extra. In most cases, it is also unnecessary. I loaded all 4 ports with USB-powered hard drives and flash drives, and everything worked simultaneously without external power. Apparently, some older USB devices are more demanding and Sabrent didn’t want to leave anyone behind.

    The closest things I have to complaints might be that when the keyboard is connected through this hub, the iMac won’t wake from sleep mode when I tap a key (no biggie, it wakes when I move the mouse), and the hub doesn’t quite mount flush with bottom of iMac, it’s slightly crooked (unclear whether this is typical, but this is strictly a cosmetic issue).

    Sabrent also closely watches its product reviews. When I had problems with their 7-port aluminum hub and posted a negative review, I was contacted by their customer service and received this as a replacement. I've seen a couple of other reviews with similar experiences. While I didn't initiate the contact with their customer service, I have every reason to think they would have been equally conscienscious if I had called them instead.

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    Reviewer: momobroc Location: belgium Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
    Rating: 5/5 excellent product October 18, 2016 Easy to use, more claws looking behind mac

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