I was pleasantly surprised when I recieved the Apuri. I’ve been itching to get my hands on one for a few months now and am really excited to finally get to tell you about it. Granted, the Apuri is a pretty strange device – but if you are in need of a USB hub, and have cable management issues, its actually a pretty dang useful contraption. Until recently, I had a problem with my mouse cord slowly getting stuck between my wall and desk. Every now and then I’d have to pull my desk out and pull some cord back up onto the desk. Inevitbably, after a few days, my mouse cord slipped back behind the desk, restricting my movement. Since using the Apuri, I have not had that issue. It is designed to be a cord management system and USB Hub, and it does both very well.
The Apuri is a solid piece of engineering. It is just heavy enough that, combined with the textured rubber feet, it won’t be slipping around your desk. The arm that holds your mouse cord is just flexible enough that it can attach to pretty much any style of mouse cord without any issues, and it holds exactly where you put it without slipping, so you’ll never have to adjust it. The 4 port USB hub is active (has its own power supply), so you can run any device through it without worrying about your USB port being able to supply enough juice. The only minor complaint I have about the Apuri is with the LED lighting. It works great, but there is no option to turn it off or change the color. If the light was customizable, I would give this product a 10/10.
Price at time of review: $40
Review sample provided by the manufacturer.
Build Quality - 10
Features - 9
The Apuri is a pretty strange device - but if you are in need of a USB hub, and have cable management issues, its actually a pretty dang useful contraption.
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