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I have a 15" MBP which only has two USB ports. Using a mouse and a mech keyboard uses both of these USB slots. The keyboard definitely needs all the power it can get (backlit) but the mouse shouldn't need much power.

If I use a USB hub or splitter, will it cause any type of delay or problem with a keyboard or mouse? Would there be a difference between powered and unpowered?

Is there any type of USB hub that runs off of firewire 800?
post #2 of 6
they make a usb card that goes in a pci slot, they come with up to 6 usb ports and they are posistioned out the back of your case just like your current usb ports. these usb cards would be your best choice.

here are some choices and they are for pci or even pci-e 1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007531%20600022176&IsNodeId=1&name=4x%20USB%20Ports
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it's a MBP (Macbook Pro) so that's not an option :/
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Originally Posted by Eatfoodnow View Post

it's a MBP (Macbook Pro) so that's not an option :/

oops i did not know what MBP meant, sorry.
then I would suggest a usb hub that plugs into a electrical wall outlet
so they have good power.
but my wife has a older laptop that has only 2 usb ports and she does fine with just a small
usb hub that does not need a a.c. electric supply
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Does either type of hub have any detrimental effects on input lag? I want both my mouse and keyboard to be very responsive, I'm pretty picky about it.
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my wifes laptop seems to work fine and I don't detect any lag.
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