Making life easier with the AUKEY CBH18 USB Hub

Making life easier with the AUKEY CBH18 USB Hub
02 Nov 2018

In my never ending quest to better my life, I am always on the lookout for things that will help me make my life easier. It’s all about working smarter, not harder. Not to say I don’t work hard… but I like to think of ways to work smarter, so I am not doing necessary work.

USB Hub old hub

Several years ago, I bought a USB 2.0 hub for my home office. At the time, it worked great. It fit the needs of the devices I would be plugging in to it. In fact, I had extra space.

Fast forward 7 years, I find my self playing musical cords with that hub. I have too many things to plug in, and not enough space in the hub.

USB Hub all my devices

I want to plug in all the things!

Unfortunately, I’m running out of places to plug things in. Every time I need to charge my phone, I am unplugging my headset or webcam. I either need less USB powered devices, or a hub the can handle my needs.

The latter is more realistic, because really, who is going to give up their devices? Not this guy.

USB Hub hub in the box

The AUKEY CB-H18 Powered USB Hub

When AUKEY Canada reached out to me to see if I would like to review their CBH18 Powered USB Hub, I gladly accepted. Three USB charging ports and seven USB data ports had me intrigued.

USB Hub whats in the box

What’s in the box:

• AUKEY CB-H18 7-Port USB Charging Hub with 3 Charging Ports
• 12V/4A Power Adapter
• 3.3ft USB-A to A Cable
• 24 Month Warranty Card
• User Manual

USB Hub charger description

CB-H18 features:

Expand. Turn a single USB 3.0 port on your computer into seven USB 3.0 data ports (data transfer rates up to 5Gbps). You can keep all of your peripherals and memory media plugged in without having to switch them back and fourth.
AiPower. Three AiPower adaptive charging ports to charge iOS and Android devices at up to 2.4A, or anything that needs a USB charge.
Performance. The CB-H18 powered hub delivers high data transfer rates, and exceptional charging performance. Even with all of the ports filled, it operates effectively, and supports rapid data transfer to and from both powered and non-powered hard drives.
Plug-and-play. There are no drivers or software to install. Just plug in the CB-H18 to your computer’s USB 3.0 port.

USB Hub aukey dimensions

Product Specs:

Model Number: CB-H18
Interfaces: Seven USB 3.0 Data Ports, Three AiPower Charging Ports
Technology: AiPower
Material: ABS
Input: 100-240V, 1.2A
Output: 2.4A Max (AiPower Charging Port)
Cord Length: 1m / 3.3′
Weight: 120g / 4.23oz

USB Hub hub empty

Warranty.

Like all of their products, AUKEY backs the CB-H18 Powered USB Hub with a 24-month warranty.

USB Hub velcro

Pro-Tip

Add two-sided velcro tape to the back of the unit. It will stay in place on your desk. If you ever need to remove/replace the unit, the velcro tape is removable. Stay organized, and tidy!

USB Hub all plugged in

The Verdict

The USB hub handled everything I needed to keep plugged in, and charges everything i need charged. With my Mac Pro, I have several USB devices and peripherals that need to be plugged in at all times. The CB-H18 handles it perfectly. I’d say that’s a win/win for my home office. Other than the addition of an LED light on the top to show it is on, this unit is perfect for any home office with lots of USB data/charge needs.

2 big thumbs up!

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Good luck!

Cheers,
Big Daddy

Disclaimer: I received an AUKEY CB-H18 Powered USB Hub for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

If you would like me to review your service, product, restaurant, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or tweet me @BigDaddyKreativ

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Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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  1. I plug in my Fitbit, iPhone, Kobo etc for charging

  2. I plug in my Logitech Trackball Mouse, my Magic Jack, my external hard drive, my camera and anything I need to charge at that moment.

  3. I plug in my mouse, my external hard drive, + cell phone, & Fitbit into my laptop for charging, or downloading.

  4. I plug my cell phone into the laptop.

  5. my cell always gets plugged in

  6. I plug in my speakers and three phones(HTC, Sony, iPhone) into my laptop. My desk gets a little messy with cables.

  7. I plug in speakers, a fan, a led lamp, my mouse, camera external hard drive

  8. Some devices i usually plug into my computer phone,external hard drive and Fitbit.

  9. I usually am plugging in a USB memory stick.

  10. I plug in my GPS, Kobo and phone, camera, 2 prints and a Cricut

  11. too many things are plugged in behind the computer, speakers, two monitors, printer, light, sometimes a fan, camera.
    crazy behind there.

  12. iPod, speakers, lamp, phone. thanks

  13. The cell phone, tablets, Ipod nano, mp3 player. I would gift this to my daughter with the two children their always something plug in. Thank you!

  14. Jessica Garcia : October 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    What don’t I plug into it my computer what we have six kids which means lots of phones tablets and gaming devices there is always the need to plug everything up in the family room

  15. I plug in my wireless mouse (obviously), my iPod, my phone my laptop cooler, and a mini fan for myself. I always look for a laptop with lots of USB ports!

  16. I plug in my mouse and speakers

  17. I plug in my mouse, cell phone and tablets

  18. I plug my iPod & Fitbit into my laptop for charging.

  19. Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone.

  20. I usually plug in my cell phone.

  21. I usually plug in my phone, my tablet and my camera.

  22. I usually plug in my cell phone and tablet.

  23. I usually plug in my cell phone, tablet.

  24. My cell phone, memory keys, and external hard drive are regularly plugged into my laptop. Thank you for the awesome giveaway opportunity.

  25. My phone and fitbit.

  26. usually my fitbit, wireless headphones to be charged, and my phone..

  27. My cell phone, head phones, my fitbit for charging, my garmin (running) for charging… the tablets whew.

  28. Into my laptop, I plug a data projector (HDMI), a document camera (USB), a SmartBoard (USB), wireless mouse (USB), external HD x2 (USB), iPhone (USB). I have 3 USB ports…

  29. Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone.

  30. I plug my phone in my computer when I am mobile and I see that I am running low in juice on my phone.

  31. honestly, I don’t plug stuff into my laptop all that much. I’d just use this to charge

  32. I dont think I’ve ever plugged anything into the laptops but I do plug in the cell every now and then to get my pics. The iPad I just plug into the wall jack, and usually thats what I do with the cell too

  33. I plug in my iPhone and printer.

  34. I also plug my cell phone into my laptop from time to time to charge it

  35. I plus my fitbit into my laptop to charge.

  36. I usually plug-in my phone, external hard drive, and my power sticks.

  37. Linda Svarovsky : October 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I usually have my cell plugges in.

  38. I plug my iPod in!

  39. I usually plug the phone into my laptop

  40. I plug in my cell phone,My tablet , my Bluetooth headphone and my speaker. :)

  41. I plug my camera, my phone and my external drive into my laptop.

  42. I have owned two of these, different brands, One lasted years and the other was DOA.
    I never had a power supply for the one that lasted a year and I think it burned out because of all the stuff I used with it.
    I use multiple Wireless Mice, Keyboards, Phone Charger, Digital Cameras, 360 Controllers, Remotes, etc.

  43. I plug my iPod and iPhone in

  44. i plug my wireless headsets in

  45. I plug in my cellphone to my laptop.

  46. Thanks for a chance to win!! :-) Love contests and information being shared

  47. Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone.

  48. I usually plug in my polar loop, but my kid frequently charges her devices from my computer as well!

  49. I usually plug a computer fan, a mouse and a printer into my computer.

  50. I usually charge my phone and iPad with my Macbook.

  51. NEED! So very much need, I’m so tired of plugging things into the back of my iMac.

  52. I plug my external hard drive to my computer along with my phone!

  53. I plug in my hone and speakers

  54. I plug in my cell phone, ipad and fitbit.

  55. I use the USB for my little fan (hello peri menopause) as well as a little soft mushroom light I keep under my monitors. My Fitbit, iPhone are often used. It would be great to have all that extra room. Oh and my microphone plugs in.

  56. I plug in my phone, camera, video camcorder and tablet into my laptop, as well as usb drives and headphones

  57. Usually my iPhone and camera charger get plugged into my computer!

  58. I have to play musical usb slots, too. I have a speaker, cordless mouse, cordless keyboard, 2 external harddrives, headphones, Kobo.

  59. I always have multiple cell phones and tablets to charge

  60. My light box, phone, headphones, & mouse.

  61. My cell phone, tablet and iPod

  62. I usually plug in my phone.

  63. I plug in my fitbit, mu kindle, my cell phone and my reading light.

  64. My mouse, cell phone, speakers, etc.

  65. cell phone always gets plugged in.

  66. I always plug in my cell phone, my tablet,my camera and speakers.

  67. Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone.

  68. Well there’s my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my Garmin and
    SD cards to transfer photos

  69. The cell phone, tablets, Ipod nano, mp3 player.

  70. My iPad, and my phone. Can’t charge them at the same time tho! Thanks for the chance!

  71. I plug in my mouse, iPhone, iPod, and card reader

  72. I plug in my Fitbit & iPhone for charging!

  73. I quite often have my digital voice recorder plugged into my laptop, my iPod occasionally, and an HDMI cable when I want to stream to my TV.

  74. I usually plug in my phone, ipad, camera, and gopro.

  75. i usually have my cell phone plugged in

  76. i usually plug my cell phone

  77. Right now my cell phone is plugged into my laptop.

  78. I plug my cell phone and my ipod into my laptop.

  79. I plug my apple watch and iPhone into my laptop!

  80. I plug my phone and ipod in often

  81. I would like to try the lime you have in the pic

  82. Three phones and my computer speakers.

  83. My Xbox controller, webcam and USB mixer are plugged into my desktop computer.

  84. I usually plug in my cellphone

  85. -Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone.

  86. I plug in my cellphone, my son’s Mindcraft watch and my adidas mi coach

  87. I plug in my speakers, phones and tablet sometimes!

  88. There’s my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my Garmin and
    SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too.

  89. there will always be a cell plugged in

  90. I plug in my phone ,speakers and tablet.

  91. I plug in my light, iphone, ipad, charge wireless headphones, and switch with my ipod

  92. I plug my phone and my son plugs his minecraft watch into my computer.

  93. My speakers, phone and laptop are plugged into the usb panel.

  94. I plug in my iphone and my camera to my laptop

  95. There’s my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my Garmin for an update and
    SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too.

  96. I plug in my phone, fitbit and ereader.

  97. Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge and my iPhone.

  98. I am an educational assistant and I have a group of students that I teach with iPads and having this world make everything so much easier.

  99. everything, headset, phone, tablet, ipad , have a lot of devices and not enough cords to put it in lol

  100. I usually plug my cell phone into the laptop.

  101. My Cell Phone.

  102. I also plug in my friends devices as well.

  103. I plug in my iPhone and iPod

  104. a cell is plugged in always

  105. There’s my keyboard and mouse and the monitor of course, occasionally there’s my Garmin for an update and
    SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s my webcam, printer and my
    rechargeable battery packs too.

  106. I usually plug in my phone and my camera to my computer.

  107. i keep my cell phone charging

  108. Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone..

  109. I usually plug in my computer phone,external hard drive!

  110. Tablet, IPod, Cell Phone etc ….lots get plugged in

  111. my cell phone is plugged in to my laptop

  112. I plug my iPod, Kobo and iphone in!

  113. Phone, Fitbit, mouse, flash drive, light and possibly one of the kid’s devices from time to time.

  114. I would plug in my phone,table,camera, and my Bluetooth headphones.

  115. There’s my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my Garmin for an update and
    SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s my webcam and printer too.

  116. I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone.

  117. my cell phone

  118. my cell phone is the main one i plug in

  119. I plug in my mouse and speakers,phone !

  120. I plug in my mouse and speakers,phone !

  121. I plug in my three cell phones.

  122. Usually my cell phone and tablet get plugged in

  123. I would use it to plug in my phone,tablet and Bluetooth speaker.

  124. I haven’t thought of anything else just my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my
    Garmin for an update and SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s
    my webcam and printer too.

  125. I haven’t thought of anything else just my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my
    Garmin for an update and SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s
    my webcam and printer too.

  126. my cell phone is usually plugged in

  127. Cellphones, speakers and game systems!

  128. I pplug in my Iphone and Ipod most frequently

  129. My Samsung Galaxy phone and my son’s Minecraft watch.

  130. I plug my cell phone into the laptop!

  131. All three phones are plugged in.

  132. I have my cell phone plugged in right now.

  133. I would be plugging in my phone,my tablet, my camera and my Bluetooth speaker.

  134. my cell phone is almost always plugged in

  135. I plug in my cell phone, printer, and tablet.

  136. My keyboard, mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my Garmin for an update and SD cards to transfer
    photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. My webcam and printer too. When I’m heading to Europe I also plug in
    my TomTom.

  137. **Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone.

  138. I always plug my battery pack s in my computer

  139. I usually plug-in my phone, external hard drive and tablet sometimes!

  140. My three cell phones that I use everyday.

  141. Tablet, iPod and Cell Phone are a few that I do plug in

  142. I plug my mouse, my cell, my kobo and tablet!

  143. All 4 of my teenagers are always plugging in some gadget!

  144. i plug in my iPhone, ipad, usb sticks (for work) and my external hard drive.

  145. I plug my iPhone, iPad, USBs (for work) and an external hard drive into my computer.

  146. i plug my wireless headphones in so that they are charged

  147. I plug my bluetooth headphones and my iPone to charge in my computer.

  148. My fitbit and kobo

  149. My Fitbit and Kobo

  150. There’s my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my Garmin for an update and
    SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s my webcam and printer too.
    Not to forget my Kobo every once in a blue moon.

  151. I plug my headphones and phone to charge in my computer.

  152. Ok so I am Dah when it comes to electronics. I did not know I could plug into my computer to charge things. I have them pluged in all around the house and have to switch up all the time. LOL

  153. I have my Kindle and my phone plugged in.

  154. I plug in my three cell phones everyday.

  155. I plug my iPod and iPhone in to my computer!

  156. there is always a phone plugged in

  157. We nee to plug in a phone,a tablet and our Bluetooth speakers.

  158. I would plug in my phone and my tablet.

  159. Nothing else has come to mind so it’s my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my
    Garmin for an update and SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s my webcam and printer too. Not to forget my Kobo every once in a blue moon.

  160. My iphone is almost always plugged – I am trying really hard to remember to download my photos often!

  161. i sometimes charge my charger packs in the laptop

  162. Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone…

  163. I plug in my mouse & Fitbit into my laptop for charging!

  164. I often plug in my cell phone & tablet to charge

  165. I usually plug in my three smartphones.

  166. I often plug in my cell phone and iPod

  167. the cell is usually plugged in .

  168. Nothing else has come to mind so it’s my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my
    Garmin for an update and SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s my webcam and printer too. Not to forget my Kobo every once in a blue moon. However it seems that I forgot to add my name
    yesterday but I guess you know that’s me by now. :-)

  169. I usually am charging my cellphone

  170. My cell phone :)

  171. I plug in our phones everyday and my camera and speaker.

  172. I am often plugging my phone and iPod in

  173. My external drive, my Kobo, cool pad & my mouse!

  174. Nothing new has turned up so it’s still my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my
    Garmin for an update and SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s my webcam and printer too. Not to forget my Kobo every once in a blue moon. :-)

  175. i sometimes charge my battery pack

  176. Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge.

  177. Cell phone

  178. My Galaxy phone and my son’s Minecraft watch.

  179. My cell phone and tablet get plugged in

  180. a cell phone and smart watch

  181. I usually plug in my Ipod and |phone!

  182. I plug in my phone!

  183. Still the same so it’s still my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my
    Garmin for an update and SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s my webcam and printer too. Not to forget my Kobo every once in a blue moon. :-)

  184. there will be a cell, a smartwatch and sometimes my gps plugged in

  185. Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge!!

  186. i would charge my camera batteries

  187. I plug my cell phone into the laptop.and my tablet sometimes!

  188. i’d be using this for my laptop, phone charger and camera charger

  189. Normally my cellphone and Ipad!

  190. I plug in my three smartphones.

  191. I like to plug in my phone,My tablet and my Bluretooth speaker.

  192. I plug my IPod and iPhone in to my computer.

  193. My cell phone is plugged in right now

  194. My kids plug in all kinds of devices!

  195. i would plug my fit bit into it

  196. Into my computer I plug my bluetooth headphones to charge

  197. My phone

  198. Still the same so it’s my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my
    Garmin for an update and SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s my webcam and printer too. Not to forget my Kobo every once in a blue moon. When I’m heading to Europe I also plug in
    my TomTom, very nearly forgot about Tom :-)

  199. I plug my cell & printer into the laptop.

  200. Always my cell phone – I need to be good at downloading my pictures!

  201. a cell phone, a smartwatch and my ipad

  202. I will plug in my iPhone and iPod often

  203. My Pebble Smart Watch; my Garmin Forerunner; my external hard drive

  204. Definitely my cell phone and my tablet

  205. I would plug in my phone.tablet and my speaker.

  206. Still the same so it’s my keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my
    Garmin for an update and SD cards to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s my webcam and printer too. Not to forget my Kobo every once in a blue moon. When I’m heading to Europe I also plug in
    my TomTom, woops nearly forgot about Tom :-)

  207. I plug in my wireless mouse,printer,phone and sometimes the tablet also!

  208. Adidas Mi-Coach Watch, Samsung Galaxy.

  209. Into my computer I plug- my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone

  210. Into my computer I plug- my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone

  211. Into my computer I plug- my bluetooth headphones to charge, and my iPhone

  212. a cell and smartwatch

  213. My cell phones and my Bluetooth earphones.

  214. I usually plug my cell phone in.

  215. I plug my cell phone into the laptop.

  216. My mouse

  217. Amanda Stovall : November 5, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    There are a few different devices I usually need to plug in; my iPhone or iPad when I’m syncing or charging them, speakers for music, & sometimes an external hard-drive… I have a printer that I connect to via Wifi & only need to connect to it in the event of a Wifi outage. Thanks for the chance to win!

  218. My keyboard and mouse and the screen of course, occasionally there’s my Garmin for an update and SD cards
    to transfer photos and my rechargeable battery packs too. Ah yes then there’s my webcam and printer too.
    Not to forget my Kobo every once in a blue moon. When I’m heading to Europe I also plug in my TomTom. :-)

  219. A memory stick

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