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The New 7-Port USB Hub for Raspberry Pi

Dear friends, it has been a while not having news from us. Today we are very excited to announce our new product: the new 7-Port USB hub for Raspberry Pi 🙂

You may still remember that UUGear’s first product was a 7-port USB hub, which had been launched at year 2014. Comparing to the old version, this new version of 7-port USB hub is compatible to all Raspberry Pi models, including model A, B, A+, B+, 2B and the newly released Raspberry Pi Zero! This USB hub has the same size with Raspberry Pi A, B, B+ and 2B, and has mounting holes for different models of Raspberry Pi.

This USB hub has multiple transaction translators (MTT), which support USB 2.0 high speed transactions (480 Mbps) on each USB port. The 7 USB ports are symmetrically placed aside the 3 edges, giving more room for each USB port and avoid the collision between connected USB devices.

Two mountable pogo pins are also included in the package, and could be optionally used to back-power your Raspberry Pi when back-feeding from upstream USB port is not supported (Raspberry Pi B+ and 2B).

Attach Pogo Pins for Back-Powering Raspberry Pi

The 7 output pins on board could be used to electronically monitor the port usage status. They are in 3.3V level and can be directly connect to the GPIO pins on Raspberry Pi.

Monitor port usage via the digital output pins

If you are interested in more details about this product, you can check its product page, or view its user manual.

The price for this USB hub is 480 CZK (~20 USD, or 17.7 EUR, or 13.9 GBP). It is in stock today and you can order it from our store.


 

Update on 2016.02.29:

Now it is possible to put this USB hub with Raspberry Pi together into an Acrylic case:

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If you also have Witty Pi on hand, this Acrylic case may be perfect for you 🙂

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We just launched the “Smart Case” project

Our 7-Port USB Hub has the same PCB size than Raspberry Pi, so it can be easily mounted over or under the Pi. If you have a case for Raspberry Pi that can have its top cover removed, you can put the hub and the Pi together into the case:

Hub_In_CaseIt can help in some cases, but the hub is not well protected yet. Many customers suggested us to design a suitable case to hold both the Pi and the hub, so we launched this project.

This project includes some children projects, as we are actually designing different types of cases. The first sub-project that could be demonstrated is this one, which opens its design and is free for download and print with 3D printer.

design_overview

There are other sibling projects on going and you will see the news very soon.

7-port USB hub for Raspberry Pi is temporarily sold out

The first batch of 7-port USB hub for Raspberry Pi has been sold out after 25 days since its official launch on 26th March. The stock is exhausted much faster than our estimation and our second batch is still under producing, so we have to mark the product “out of stock” for now. We are sorry for the break, and we will try our best to replenish our stock as soon as possible.

package_contentCustomers who have already placed their orders on our website will not get affected, and their hubs will be shipped as expected.