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IOGear Ships Combo MiniHub

Device offers FireWire and USB 2.0 ports By Dave Nagel
IOGear has shipped a new minihub that combines USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 into a single device. The Combo MiniHub is available now for Macintosh and Windows.

The IOGear Combo MiniHub includes two FireWire 400 and four USB 2.0 ports. The device can transfer at up to 480 Mbps through USB 2.0 or 400 Mbps through FireWire 400. It's also backward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices.

According to IOGear, the Combo MiniHub supports Mac OS 9 (but not USB 2.0), Mac OS X and Windows. It includes a power supply and USB and FireWire cables and sells for $89. FOr more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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