The device feels cheap despite its appearance (but it also is cheap). It's very light and the cable is pretty short, though that was to be expected. I've heard sounds that some of the USB devices become unrecognized, but all the devices plugged in still work just fine. I'm afraid a little shock will stop it from working, so I've been treating it with care.
Granted, this is a USB 2.0 hub, but if you need extra USB ports, it works. But like with many of these hubs certain devices just won't work via the hub. 3 of the 4 items I plug into my USB ports have worked through the hub, but one -- a speaker -- won't. C'est la vie.