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Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub

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Product Highlights
  • Data Transfer up to 800 Mbps
  • Backwards Compatible With FireWire 400
  • Low Profile Design

The iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub from Moshi is a FireWire/USB combo hub that plugs into your iMac to provide four downstream USB 2.0 ports (backward compatible with USB 1.1) and two FireWire 800 ports (backward compatible with FireWire 400). It supports data transfer speeds of up to 800 Mbps.

Equipped with DPS (Dynamic Power Sharing) technology, the iLynx 800 can support simultaneous operation of high power peripheral devices such as an external hard disc or DVD drives without the need for a power adapter. The iLynx 800 combines desktop extension performance and reliability with a sleek, low profile design.

Key Features
  • Full FireWire800 (1394b) data transfer speeds of up to 800 Mbps
  • Low profile design with easy access to both FireWire and USB
  • Connects up to four (4) USB 2.0 and two (2) FireWire 800 devices
  • Backwards compatible with FireWire 400 devices
Compatibility iMac 20" Model 7,1 (Mid 2007)
iMac 20" Model 8,1 (Early 2008)
iMac 20" Model 9,1 (Early 2009)
iMac 21.5" Model 11,2 (Mid 2010)
iMac 24" Model 6,1 (Late 2006)
iMac 24" Model 7,1 (Mid 2007)
iMac 24" Model 8,1 (Early 2008)
iMac 24" Model 9,1 (Early 2009)
iMac 27" Model 10,1 (Late 2009)
iMac 27" Model 11,1 (Late 2009)
iMac 27" Model 11,3 (Mid 2010)
Color Silver
Dimensions 6.8 x 5.3 x 1.0" (17.3 x 13.5 x 2.5 cm)
Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    MoshiiLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub
     
    4.2

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Fast (8)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desktop (7)
      • Home (4)
      • Home or business (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (12), Quality oriented (7)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (11), Personal (8)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (19)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good design!!

      is as simple as a USB-Firewire HUB
      it complete what Apple didn't. A easy access port.
      I believe it will be outdated with the thunderbolt,

      is as simple as a USB-Firewire HUB
      it complete what Apple didn't. A easy access port.
      I believe it will be outdated with the thunderbolt,

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      DANGEROUS PRODUCT - DO NOT BUY!!!

      I was thrilled to find this product, being one of the many stuck with a useless TB port and only 1 FW800. Boy, am I regretting using this product now, it has fried...Read complete review

      I was thrilled to find this product, being one of the many stuck with a useless TB port and only 1 FW800. Boy, am I regretting using this product now, it has fried several of my drives!!

      Initially everything went fine, however after a several weeks things went down hill rapidly. At first it was intermittent, I would would turn on a drive connected to one of the FW800 ports and any drives that I already had mounted through the other port would suffer an improper eject. At first I thought it was a fluke and then as I continued to use the product (Big Mistake) the issue worsened to the point that even if I plugged in any USB devices the iLynx 800 would spontaneously dismount all connected peripherals not to mention the multiple "DISK NOT EJECTED PROPERLY" warnings.

      I contacted moshi and their customer service asked the usual "are we really the one's to blame" questions after which they politely and promptly sent a replacement. I sent my "dud" back to them, (at my expense) and started again with a fresh iLynx 800. All went well initially and then the process began all over again.

      Final conclusion: Several damaged drives later, it's not worth the pain even if it's the most affordable FW800 port solution out there.

      Reviewed by 21 customers

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      1.0

      Not so good

      By gurubart

      from Maine, and New York

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

          Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

          Had two Firewire ports, one of them was loose, and when I wnet to plug in the cable, it sank back into the unit.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          3.0

          The Replacement

          By Scotte'

          from Cincinnati, OH

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Color Matches Imac Base
          • Complimentary Design
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Cheezy Lighted Logo
          • Lightweight

          Best Uses

          • Desktop

          Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

          This is my second purchase of the same product in the past two years. I Like the design of product. Very Complimentary to the Desktop iMac. The illuminated Moshi Icon is a bit cheesy ! I would prefer it to be off. The Hub is a smaller foot print and doesn't match the base size of the iMac.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          iLynx 800 / USB Hub.

          By tz

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

              Great accessory for my MacBook Pro, which has just the one FW 800 connection. The hub accepts FW 400 devices, and also provides power to USB devices that needs it. Good looking, and small enough to carry when I need to be portable.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great Company

              By Best in the business

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Reliable
              • Small

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Desktop
                • Home
                • Small Networks

                Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                Small and compact.
                Great company to work with.
                Fast shipment.
                Happy customers :)

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                4.0

                Good design!!

                By Orlando

                from Arecibo, PR

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • A
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • 70 Hub

                Best Uses

                • Desktop

                Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                is as simple as a USB-Firewire HUB
                it complete what Apple didn't. A easy access port.
                I believe it will be outdated with the thunderbolt,

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                3.0

                It is rather an extension, not a hub

                By Odil R.

                from Woodbridge, VA

                About Me High bandwidth user

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Incompatible

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                    I bought this thinking I could have one extra FireWire 800 port because iMac only has one and I was hoping to split it into two, but this device doesn't do that although it offers extra USB ports which I don't need because iMac has 4 of them.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Firewire Hub

                    By NYSTAN

                    from NYC

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                          I have been having issues with my FW 800 devices on my iMac for two years, having to plug and unplug my external hard drives every time I need to use my flash card reader....finally I sprung for this hub and voila....problem solved. This is a really well made item-solid and reliable. Highly recommended for MAC users with multiple FW 800 devices.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          works as advertised

                          By cshaffner

                          from minneapolis, mn

                          About Me High bandwidth user

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                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                fast enough transfer speeds, keep in mind when it has 4 usb ports and 2 firewire 800, that you're only gaining 3 usb ports and 1 firewire because it takes one of each in back of your computer. seems logical but i never really thought about it. happy with purchase.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                1.0

                                DANGEROUS PRODUCT - DO NOT BUY!!!

                                By pannylane

                                from USA

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Construction
                                  • Unreliable

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                    I was thrilled to find this product, being one of the many stuck with a useless TB port and only 1 FW800. Boy, am I regretting using this product now, it has fried several of my drives!!

                                    Initially everything went fine, however after a several weeks things went down hill rapidly. At first it was intermittent, I would would turn on a drive connected to one of the FW800 ports and any drives that I already had mounted through the other port would suffer an improper eject. At first I thought it was a fluke and then as I continued to use the product (Big Mistake) the issue worsened to the point that even if I plugged in any USB devices the iLynx 800 would spontaneously dismount all connected peripherals not to mention the multiple "DISK NOT EJECTED PROPERLY" warnings.

                                    I contacted moshi and their customer service asked the usual "are we really the one's to blame" questions after which they politely and promptly sent a replacement. I sent my "dud" back to them, (at my expense) and started again with a fresh iLynx 800. All went well initially and then the process began all over again.

                                    Final conclusion: Several damaged drives later, it's not worth the pain even if it's the most affordable FW800 port solution out there.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    Moshi iLynx 800 Combo hub

                                    By Grappo Owl

                                    from Cranston, RI

                                    About Me High bandwidth user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Nice looking
                                    • Relatively affordable
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • None so far

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                      After purchasing a new 2011 27" iMac, I looked for a Firewire hub and found that there are not many hubs in the affordable category. Most were repeaters in the hundreds of dollars price range but I didn't need anything that elaborate. Then I found the Moshi iLynx 800 and liked several things about it right off the bat.

                                      First, it's a combo hub with four USB 2.0 and two Firewire 800 ports.
                                      Second, it is very affordable.
                                      Third, it looks like it was made specifically for the iMac as it has the same finish and even the shape mimics the foot on the iMac stand although the iLynx is not as big as the foot. Mine sits on the foot and now it's so much easier to plug into the iLynx than reaching around to the back of the Mac.

                                      I haven't been using it for very long so can't comment on product longevity, but the connections are snug (a lot of other hubs have loose and/or floppy connectors) and I haven't lost any connectivity with either USB or Firewire. End result, it appears to be a well made, reliable product.

                                      I am very happy with this hub.

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                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      The best gadget to get a second firewire

                                      By Slim

                                      from Sydney

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Fast
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Not fully compatible

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Desktop
                                      • Home

                                      Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                      You need to plug in both the firewire and USB plugs to get access to both its firewire and USB ports. It effectively gives you one additional firewire port and three extra USB ports.

                                      The USB ports work for some but not all accessories, for example my iPad wouldn't recharge from the iLynx, but my CF card reader worked perfectly.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      4.0

                                      Neat solution for two firewire devices

                                      By Slim

                                      from Sydney

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Desktop

                                        Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                        In order to get this product to work you need to plug both the firewire and USB cables into your MAC. I had thought maybe that you only needed to plug in the firewire cable.

                                        That said you get an extra firewire port and an extra three USB ports. A pretty neat solution for getting an extra firewire port.

                                        I couldn't charge my iPad from one of these ports.

                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect for my needs

                                        By Ricster

                                        from La Mesa, CA

                                        About Me High bandwidth user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Appearance
                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Fast
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Desktop
                                        • Home

                                        Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                        As an Apple guy with a serious interest in photography, I have 2 FireWire 800, 2T, external hard drives dedicated to image storage and back-up (mainly memory-hog raw format files). This enables fast data transfer and manipulation. I also have 2 additional USB 2.0 external hard drives I use for document storage/back-up which are routed through this hub.
                                        The iLynx 800 Combo Hub was the ideal solution and still left 2 USB 2.0 ports for additional peripherals. The unit sits nicely on the support leg of my MacPro with the cables running through the leg hole. The unit's sleek design and silver color blends nicely with the computer and lends to eye appeal.
                                        The set-up is exceptionally simple and quick; doesn't get much easier.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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                                        5.0

                                        It Just Works

                                        By Drummer

                                        from Sonora, CA

                                        About Me High bandwidth user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Fast
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Small

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Larger Networks
                                          • Small Networks

                                          Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                          After spending about half as much money on a product that was suppose to work and didn't, I decided to try the highly rated iLynx 800. I own a MacBook Pro and I record and produce music for a living, so I bought this device to give me more Firewire and USB ports. Well, it just works, first time and every time. It is not a powered hub, but it draws so little power, it will not be an issue. I would gladly recomend the iLynx 800.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          Valuable addition

                                          By Betzalel

                                          from Jerusalem, Israel

                                          About Me High bandwidth user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easily Expanded
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Fast
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Small

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Desktop

                                            Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                            Multiplies FW 800 and USB 2.0 ports on iMac. Worked Instantly. Very pretty, mimics look of iMac and touchpad.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Mac

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                                            4.0

                                            Functional, yet attractive

                                            By PilotJimL

                                            from Raleigh, NC

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home or Business

                                                Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                                It is difficult to find a hub that handles Firewire 800. I had a hub that looked like [@] parts and had a power supply, but it quit. This iLynx 800 is reasonably priced, and goes with an iMac. It keeps the wires back, and out of the way. The lighted "moshi" is only useful as a nightlight. Now, if they could only combine a trackpad with a hub.

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                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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                                                5.0

                                                Can you say easy and functional?

                                                By MacTang

                                                from San Jose, CA

                                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Fast
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home or Business

                                                  Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                                  With the iMac not having eSATA ports, I am down to FireWire 800 to connect to my external drives (Thunderbolt is just too expensive at this point). Here is the problem, I have two externals and I needed a more than one FireWire ports (I don't believe daisy chain using FireWire is all that stable). The comes iLynx 800 by Moshi to the rescue. Not only does it provide me with two FireWire 800 ports, but it serves as a hub for USB ports so I don't always have to reach around the back of the iMac. The style of the product matches the base of the iMac perfectly. Great Product!

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                                                  • Mac

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                                                  4.0

                                                  A wothwhile addition to your imac, tower

                                                  By Sprial One

                                                  from New York, NY

                                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Home or Business

                                                    Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                                    Simply, it works. With Macs and the not-ready for primetime thunderbolt. we all have the reality of needing to add peripherals, and there are few options.
                                                    This is one and it works

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business
                                                    • Computer Platform:
                                                    • Mac

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Great with iMac

                                                    By MacConvert

                                                    from Tampa, FL

                                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact
                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                    • Fast
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Home or Business

                                                      Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                                      I use this with my 2010 27" iMac. It fits perfectly on the base, keeping with the simplicity of the Apple line. Plugged in and working in no time. There's no power adapter, which was key for me. It runs off the power of the iMac. I would highly recommend this for anyone. Well worth the price.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal
                                                      • Computer Platform:
                                                      • Mac

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great design.Looks like an apple product

                                                      By M. Moon

                                                      from Marietta, GA

                                                      About Me Quality Oriented

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                                                        Cons

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                                                            Comments about Moshi iLynx 800 Advanced FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 Combo Hub:

                                                            This looks great and operates as expected. Something that's a little weird though is that the Firewire 800 plugs go in upside down from every other firewire 800 outlet I've seen. In other words, the little notch in the connector goes down with this hub, instead of up. Not a big deal, just something weird I noticed. It works great and looks awesome on the imac. I particularly love the way the "moshi" lights up. The light is crisp white and looks really sharp.

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                                                            • Business
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                                                            • Mac

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