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BlitzWolf BW-TH5 Review – The All-in-One Mini USB Hub!

Having a Chromebook or a laptop with not that many ports? No problem! There are multiple hubs available and the BlitzWolf BW-TH5 is one of them. We recently had a look at the Novoo USB-C Hub, but can the BlitzWolf BW-TH5 compete? It is smaller and lighter. Let’s find out!

Introduction & Specifications

Having only one or two ports on your Chromebook or MacBook is just annoying and not enough. If you want to use an external mouse, charge your smartphone and upload some photos, you have a problem. With the BlitzWolf BW-TH5, you get numerous new ports and all are available by just taking the USB-C port on your Chromebook or MacBook. Looking at the ports available on the BlitzWolf BW-TH5, you get a lot of options, like uploading photos, charging your smartphone and connect a second screen.

With the USB 3.0 ports on the hub, you get 5Gbps transmission speed which is just great! Especially if you are traveling and want to upload photos to your computer.

Specifications 
Brand:BlitzWolf
Model:BW-TH5
Hub Interfaces:3xUSB3.0 Ports + 1xSD Card Slot + 1xTF Card Slot + 1xHigh-Definition Multimedia Interface + 1xType-C PD Charging Port
Wire Length:160mm
Material:Metal
Host InterfaceUSB-C
USB Data Transmission:5Gbps (max)
SD & TF Data Transmission:480Mbps (max)
USB-C Power In:100W (max)
USB Output:DC 5V =0.9A Total
HDMI Output:Up to 4K (3840x2160@30Hz)
Certifications:CE, FCC, RoHS
Net Weight:52g
Size:95*45*11mm

Unboxing

Talking about minimalistic packaging. The colors and the set up of the box are the same in all BlitzWolf products. The name of the product is on the front and there are some specifications on the back.

In the packaging of the BlitzWolf BW-FYE7 was some plastic and foam to keep it in its place, but inside the BlitzWolf BW-TH5 is just nothing. There are the information sheets and the hub itself and that’s it! No waste or excessive use of materials.

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Hardware & Design

While unpacking the BlitzWolf BW-TH5, I’m amazed by the size of this hub. It is way smaller and thinner than the Novoo USB-C Hub, yet it has all the ports I need. There are 3 USB 3.0 ports on there for fast transfer of data and an HDMI to connect your computer to a big screen.

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The hub is made out of metal which makes it very durable. The material does not make it heavy at all with just 52 grams. On the bottom of the hub, there are to anti-skid silicone pads which prevent the hub from moving around.

The cable feels durable and the point where it is attached feels solid too. I don’t think that this cable will break easily or fast, but only time will tell.

Features

Well, the features of a USB-hub are the different ports available. In this case, we have numerous ports which we will talk about below. BlitzWolf made this a safe hub to use so let’s have a look at the safety features and the compatible devices.

Safety

Just like the BlitzWolf BW-P9, there are some security features built-in. For the BlitzWolf BW-TH5, you are protected against the following:

  • Short Circuit
  • Over Current
  • Over Voltage
  • Temperature Control
  • For a small device like this, protection is needed. You are charging your laptop with it and maybe connect your back up drive to it too. You don’t want anything to happen to either your laptop or your hard drive. BlitzWolf made the BlitzWolf BW-TH5 safe to use.

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    Compatible Devices

    There are many, many compatible devices. For example, you can use the BlitzWolf BW-TH5 with all MacBooks or the iPad Pro. Huawei MateBook, Huawei Matebook X, and the Huawei Matebook X Pro are also compatible.

    If you want to use the BlitzWolf BW-TH5 on a smartphone, you can use with the Samsung S8 and newer models, Huawei Mate 10 Pro and newer models and many others.

    For computers, it doesn’t what operating system you use. You can use it on Mac OSX, Chrome OS, Windows, and Linux.

    Ports

    You want a lightweight solution to the shortage of ports on your MacBook or Chromebook. BlitzWolf BW-TH5 is the solution to that problem. What are the different ports available? Here is a list:

    • 1x SD/TF Card Slot
    • 3x USB 3.0 (up to 5Gbps)
    • 1x HDMI (up to 4K)
    • 1x Type C Charging Port

    This makes your Chromebook or MacBook way more interesting. Having all these ports available changes the way you use your device. Now you can do things you can normally only do with a “normal” laptop or desktop computer. All the ports and the size made this hub for me a must-have.

    Conclusion

    Having a lightweight USB hub made my life as a traveler easier. Now I don’t have to carry around a heavy laptop with different ports but I can just bring my Chromebook. This hub just weighs 52 grams which you won’t notice in your backpack.

    There are multiple USB 3.0 ports available which give you 5Gbps transmission speed, great to transfer photos to your computer! There is an HDMI port which supports 4K and all that, and more, in a small package. Just love it. For the price, this is a very decent and well build (metal!) hub which is a no-brainer if you ask me.

    BlitzWolf BW-TH5

    €25
    8.6

    Product Size/Design

    9.5/10

    Price/Quality

    9.0/10

    Materials

    9.0/10

    Weight

    8.5/10

    Features

    7.0/10

    Pros

    • Lightweight!
    • Small size but a lot of ports
    • Price is competitive

    Cons

    • No ethernet port