The base doesn't work. Who is Iogear trying to kid? I find it ridiculous that they sell a base that has no functional use once the cables are connected to the unit since the cables weigh more than the base itself. It is clear that the base is designed not for a functional use, but to sell the product packaging.It is not a wonder no one ever sees a demo image of the base in use with the cables connected.
The style of this hub nicely compliments Mac computers and others. What is disappointing is the dark grey base. The base is not integrated with hub at all. The base, made of a rubber material, is very light. This means the 7 USB cables and accessories you have are all tugging on it in various directions. This makes the hub unstable and prone to flopping over.
Caution: This "7-port" hub is really two 4-port hubs cascaded together.Device Manager, in Windows, reveals this product to consist of one 4-port hub that is internally attached to one of the ports of another 4-port hub. This leaves 7 free ports total. Iogear advertises this as one 7-port hub, which is slightly misleading, so beware of this. Running connections through multiple hubs, in some situations, might slightly degrade performance, just so you know.As others have said, the flimsy rubber vertical st..