Diamond Multimedia USB303HE Combines USB 3.0 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet Michael Kwan July 19, 2013 Press Release 41 Flares Twitter 5 Facebook 36 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Email -- 41 Flares × As much as I like my Ultrabook, it's definitely missing a few things in order to stay reasonably thin and light. There's no optical drive, for example, but I have an external DVD drive when I need it. There's also no port for wired Internet access, because I usually rely on Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, not everywhere has wireless. While I could use the Diamond WR300NR to overcome that problem while traveling, I might also need a few extra USB 3.0 ports for my various drives and peripherals. The newly announced Diamond Multimedia USB303HE fits that bill to a tee. From a single USB connection (no need for external power), you get a three port USB 3.0 hub plus a 10/100/1000 Mbps gigabit Ethernet port. That's handy! I can see how this could be a great companion device on the road, particularly when you get to hotel rooms that lack wireless Internet. And just having some extra USB ports is never a bad thing. The USB303HE is shipping now for $39.99, available through such retailers at Amazon, Fry's, NCIX, Newegg, Future Shop and Best Buy. Full Press Release » Diamond Multimedia Introduces USB303HE Three-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub and Mini Docking Station with 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Port The USB303HE USB 3.0 Hub and Mini Docking Station is a high performance and simple plug-andplay and gigabit Ethernet network connection capability for desktops, notebook PCs and any embedded system using a standard USB port. LOS ANGELES, CA - Diamond Multimedia has introduced the newest addition to their USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter line, the Diamond USB303HE 3-port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub with 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Port and mini docking station. The high performance plug-and-play Gigabit Ethernet port offers energy efficient settings while still providing the most proficient Ethernet adapter services for most operating systems by using a standard USB port. It is equipped with ASIX AX88179 chipset and USB to RJ45 connection. The pocket-sized USB303HE does not require an external power supply. making it ideal for not just the home and office but also traveling - when WiFi is not easily available. The USB303HE is a fully functional, easy to use and outfitted for desktops, notebook PC's, Ultrabooks, Macbooks®, docking stations, game consoles and digital-home appliances. It ensures true 10/100/1000Mbps network speed through an existing USB port with a small form factor and simple, fast plug-nplay connectivity. The USB303HE can provide high speed wired connectivity for Ultrabooks that don’t have a standard RJ45 port. The USB303HE is able to outfit many operating systems such as: WIN 8, WIN 7 64, WIN VISTA 64, WIN XP, MCE, MAC OS X. Additionally it is compliant with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 specifications. How it Works? Diamond Multimedia's USB303HE can effortlessly provide the fastest Ethernet access. Users may plug-in a free USB port, the Ethernet cable for wired Gigabit Ethernet and up to three USB peripherals. The and then connect to an Ethernet cable. Upon connection, users can readily connect to the Internet. Packages come with instructional CD for installation. Pricing and Availability: The Diamond USB303HE is now available at the Diamond Multimedia Online Store, at authorized including resellers Amazon, Fry's Electronics, MicroCenter, NCIX, Newegg, TigerDirect, as well Futureshops, and Best Buy Canada. The device retails at $39.99. MacBook® is trademark or registered trademark of Apple and Bluetooth® in the US and/or other countries. All rights reserved. About Diamond Multimedia For over two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a pioneer and a driving force in the graphics, sound and communications industries and a key player in launching the multimedia revolution. Today, Diamond Multimedia offers a diverse portfolio of complete multimedia solutions. Ranging from ATI Radeon graphics cards and video capture devices to set top boxes and a wide range of consumer electronics accessories, the company is committed to providing customers with the latest quality technology combined with outstanding service and support. Diamond products are available to the public throughout North America and Europe through retailers, resellers and systems integrators as well as top technology product distributors. Diamond products stand for performance, quality and value.