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ORICO Hub and Holder Review: Desk Organization Reimagined

Our hands-on testing of the ORICO Hub and Holder allows us to give you an in-depth analysis of its design and performance.

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Review Summary

ORICO’s AMS1 phone/tablet stand and SHC-U3 4-port USB 3.0 hub offer sleek and stylish solutions for comfortable device viewing and efficient connectivity. The AMS1 provides a fixed 60° viewing angle with a CNC-machined aluminum finish, while the SHC-U3 is a USB hub with a stand, available in white and black. However, users should be cautious about potential overheating with the SHC-U3 during continuous usage.

Tech4Gamers PerformanceAward

Overall
8/10
8/10
  • Design - 8/10
    8/10
  • Features - 9/10
    9/10
  • Performance - 8/10
    8/10
  • Value - 7/10
    7/10

Pros

AMS1 (Phone/Tablet Stand)

  • Sleek CNC-machined aluminum design
  • Stable 60° viewing angle
  • Cable hole for organized setup

SHC-U3 (4-port USB 3.0 Hub)

  • Stylish design with integrated stand
  • 4 SuperSpeed USB3.0 ports
  • Over-current, over-voltage, electric leakage, short circuit, and clutter protection

Cons

AMS1 (Phone/Tablet Stand)

  • Fixed angles may not suit users preferring adjustable viewing angles
  • Not suitable for larger laptops

SHC-U3 (4-port USB 3.0 Hub)

  • May overheat during continuous usage with multiple connected devices
  • Limited to four USB ports

ORICO sent us their AMS1 phone, tablet stand, and SHC-U3 4-port USB 3.0 hub for review. The AMS1 is a sleek stand with a 60° inclination for optimal viewing, featuring a CNC-machined aluminum finish. The SHC-U3 is a stylish USB hub with a stand, offering convenient connectivity for multiple devices on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Available in white and black. Let’s dive into these cool accessories!

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Key Takeaways

  • AMS1 is A sleek CNC-machined aluminum stand (AMS1) by ORICO, designed at a 60° inclination for optimal phone/tablet viewing. The SHC-U3 is a stylish 4-port USB 3.0 hub by ORICO with a unique triangular design and a built-in stand for devices.
  • AMS1 is ideal for users seeking an elegant stand for comfortable phone/tablet viewing at a 60° angle. SHC-U3 is suitable for users with a convenient 4-port USB hub with an integrated stand for efficient device connectivity.
  • AMS1 is not suitable for users who prioritize adjustable viewing angles or require a stand for larger laptops.SHC-U3 is not recommended for users needing many USB ports or those looking for an overheat-protected hub for continuous usage.

Here, you’ll find the listed specifications.

ORICO 4 Port USB3.0 HUB with Stand (SHC-U3)
Material A3S
Output 4 SuperSpeed USB3.0 Ports
Input US330 Type-A
Data Cable 1M USB3.0 Cord
Driver Driver Not Required
Supported System Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Mac OS, and Linux
Product Approval CE, FCC, RoHS
Dimension 98 x 98 x 26mm
ORICO Aluminum Alloy Phone/Tablet Stand (AMS1)
Chassis Aluminum Alloy + Rubber
Dimensions 95mm
Weight GAITIER! (exact weight not specified

Packaging and Unboxing

The products are shipped in a cardboard box with a black color background and a rugged brown cardboard box respectively.

Box Contents

The ORICO has provided the following items in the box:

ASM1

  • 1x Stand
  • 1x User Guide

SHC-U3

  • 1x Hub
  • 1x USB 3.0 cable
  • 1x User Guide

 Design

Let’s start with the design.

ORICO Aluminum Alloy Phone/Tablet Stand (AMS1)

Introducing the Aluminum Alloy Stand (ASM1). It’s made of high-quality Aluminum Alloy with a sleek gray silicon mat. CNC machined for precision and a Mac-style finish. It’s 104x92x95mm in size and weighs 0.15 KG. The back has a large hole for cables, and the top features a stylish gray silicon rubber tip with the ORICO brand name and logo. The angular design at the bottom adds a classy touch.

The stand has a sleek angular design with a silicon rubber base for stability. It features a raised surface to securely hold devices and prevent slipping. The other side is made of pure aluminum without branding. Designed for easy use at a 60° viewing angle, it has a comfortable handle due to Anodic oxidation.

PRO TIP: When considering the ORICO Aluminum Alloy Phone/Tablet Stand (AMS1), it’s an excellent choice for those seeking a sleek stand with a fixed 60° viewing angle for optimal comfort.

ORICO 4 Port USB3.0 HUB with Stand (SHC-U3)

This USB hub holds up to 4 devices and has a stand for your phone. It comes in white or black, measures 98x98x26mm, and is made of ABS material. No driver is required for this ORICO Hub and Holder, which works with Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The 1m black USB cable connects to a triangle-shaped hub with a flipper stand. The front has four blue USB 3.0 ports and a power LED. ORICO brand and logo are below ports. The sides are identical, but the right has an input USB port for PC/Laptop connection. The back has a base for a tablet/phone, but ports face away if used as a stand. The hub utilizes USB 3.0 with a 5 Gbps speed.

I could not get any information about the operating temperature range of this enclosure as it was heating after certain usage when 4 devices were connected to it. This hub carries a multi-protection safety system that includes:

  • Over Current Protection
  • Over Voltage Protection
  • Electric Leakage Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Clutter Protection
Overall Look
Overall Look

Test Bench

The following test bench was used to test the drive:

  • Intel i7 6850k
  • Asus ROG Rampage V Edition 10
  • Ballistics Elite 4x4GB @ 3000 MHz
  • Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 FE
  • Corsair AX1200i
  • Samsung 840 EVO 250GB for OS
  • HyperX 120GB SSD [Test Drive]
  • PrimoChill Praxis WetBench
WARNING: Users interested in the ORICO 4-port USB 3.0 HUB with Stand (SHC-U3) should be cautious about potential overheating during continuous usage with multiple connected devices, and it may not be suitable for those requiring numerous USB ports.

As such testing of the hub is not needed as long as it shows all the connected devices and normal data copying takes place. Using a single USB port on the PC/Laptop and sharing it across the four devices would reduce the data transfer rate if simultaneous copying is made.

I connected the following devices to the hub:

  • Viper 64GB USB 3.0 Flash drive
  • Kingston Data Traveller G4 8GB USB 3.0 Flash drive
  • WD Passport 1TB External drive
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

 

Should You Buy It?

After a detailed assessment of ORICO’s 4-port USB 3.0 Hub with Holder, my conclusion is:

Buy It If

You are looking for a sleek stand: The ORICO Aluminum Alloy Phone/Tablet Stand (AMS1) offers a CNC-machined aluminum finish and a comfortable 60° viewing angle.

You need a 4-port USB 3.0 hub: The ORICO 4-port USB 3.0 HUB with Stand (SHC-U3) provides convenient connectivity for multiple devices on Windows, Linux, and Mac.

You prioritize a compact and durable USB hub: The SHC-U3 hub offers over-current, over-voltage, electric leakage, short circuit, and clutter protection, making it a reliable choice.

Don’t Buy It If

You require adjustable viewing angles: The AMS1 stand is fixed at a 60° angle, and You may find it unsuitable for users who prefer adjustable viewing angles or need a stand for larger laptops.

You need a hub with numerous USB ports: The SHC-U3 hub has four ports, which may not be sufficient for users needing many USB ports, and it showed signs of heating during continuous usage with four connected devices.

Final Words

ORICO’s 4-port USB 3.0 Hub with Holder connects up to 4 devices to your PC through a single USB port. The compact hub has a built-in holder for tablets or phones and is made of durable ABS material. It requires no drivers, works with various operating systems, and offers multiple protections. Additionally, ORICO’s Aluminum Alloy stand AMS1 is CNC machined for precision, with a sleek design featuring a cable hole, silicone rubber top, and angular base for secure device placement. It provides a stylish and secure 60° viewing angle for phones and tablets.


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  • February 27, 2024: A few text changes to improve readability. Added image galleries.

 
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