USB 3.0 will come to market very soon. The first set of USB 3.0 compatible consumer products were premiered at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas on the last month. Now Buffalo, a Japanese computer equipment maker unveiled the first four-port USB 3.0 hub in the world. May be within a month the product will come in the market.
The announcement came five weeks after VIA (based out of Taiwan) has unveiled the first USB 3.0 hub controller in the industry. Buffalo’s 4 port USB 3.0 Hub’s model is BSH4A03U3. It will work with Windows XP, 7, Vista and Mac OS X 10.4. Buffalo says the port is backwards compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0, promising a (theoretical) data transfer speed of up to 5Gbps for 3.0.
The product will be available in both Black & White. The 58g-device can operate as both a bus powered or self powered hub.
The new port will hit Japanese stores in the middle of next month for $88 (including an AC adapter). Buffalo sells hardware outside Japan, too, so expect the port to go on sale outside this country some day as well.