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Logitec Solves Ultrabook Problem: Connectivity

Not to be confused with Logitech, Logitec has released two USB hubs into the market that are specifically aimed towards ultrabooks. While there might be other applications, the presence of three USB ports and a network port make it right for ultrabooks.

The two units are called the LAN-GTJU3H3 and the LAN-TXU2H3A. Both weigh only 50 grams and measure just 80 x 60 x 20 mm.

The black version is the LAN-GTJU3H3. The uplink is handled by a USB 3.0 plug and it features three USB 3.0 ports. Users will also find a Gbit Ethernet port. The white version, the LAN-TXU2H3A, is based off of the USB 2.0. It has three USB 2.0 ports and a 10/100 Mbit Ethernet port. Both devices are powered by USB 3.0/2.0 ports.

A Japan launch is scheduled for later this month with no word on US availability yet. The Black LAN-GTJU3H3 will cost 5133¥, and the white LAN-TXU2H3A will cost 2,541¥. This translates to about $53.80 and $26.50, respectively.

Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • game junky
    My Surface Pro will get major benefit from them when on the road. We shall see how the price is...
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  • adgjlsfhk
    I really feel that the company names is just a lawsuit waiting to happen. It's also one of the few justified ones, and both companies would benefit by not being associated with the others problems.
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  • Draeg
    I was cringing so much reading Logitec until you guys mentioned that it is a different company.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    So, is there also a company named Logitek?
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  • lp231
    In Japan, Logitech is called LogiCool.
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  • viper666
    JOSHSKORNSo, is there also a company named Logitek?From a simple Google search it seems there are at least 5 companies under that name
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  • Solandri
    lp231In Japan, Logitech is called LogiCool.Looks like Logitech was founded Oct 1981, while Logitec was founded June 1982 but the parent company has been using the name since 1974.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logitech
    http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%AD%E3%82%B8%E3%83%86%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF

    So likely Logitech owns the trademark on the name in the U.S. and probably most of the world, while Logitec owns it in Japan (hence why Logitech changed their name in Japan). Sorta like how gmail is called googlemail in Germany because another company owns the trademark to gmail there. Fun, fun, fun.

    Personally I'd like to see the old x-jack connector (from PCMCIA cards in the 1990s) revived for ethernet ports on ultrabooks. It's spring-loaded and pops out/in when you press it. Despite how fragile it looks, it survived several drops of my laptop onto it without breaking. And several times when I tripped over the LAN cable it ended up yanking the PCMCIA card out and dumping the laptop on the ground (Thinkpads FTW), instead of breaking the jack.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:XJACK_network_card_extended.jpg
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  • doive1231
    Go Logitech!
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  • Aoyagi
    Haha, people buying notebooks without LAN knowing they could use it some day or the things with only one USB...
    The name is pretty bad too, I hope whoever got that idea will be neutered.
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  • Aoyagi
    Also, I'm pretty sure I saw at least two different brands making very similar pieces a year ago.
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