I purchased the APC hub because APC makes quality UPSes, and I assumed the same for their hub. It looks well-made and seems very sturdy, except for its peculiar base, which makes it unstable with cables attached. The base is easily detachable by sliding it off the bottom of the hub. I turned the hub on its side, added 4 peel and stick clear rubber feet (purchased at my local "red bulls-eye" department store) to one side of the hub and voila--a nice, stable, powered 7 port USB 2 hub for under 15 dollars, including shipping. 2 ports face the front, 5 ports, the USB power and data cables are on the back side. There is a small green power light and each port has a blue light to show a device attached to the port. The port lights do not flash when sending data. It comes with a power supply and a USB 2 A-B cable. The hubs have individual serial numbers, and are warranted for 2 years. The included A-B cable is warranted for life. I'm very satisfied with my new hub.
This product is not listed on the APC web site, although they do list other USB hubs.