Buddy Hub - USB 2.0 ModelThe packaging, circuitry, connections and product itself are essentially identical between the two (USB 1.1 and USB 2.0) models. The only difference is the newer USB 2.0 models support connecting peripherals at USB 2.0's higher speed specifications. In fact, you can only tell the units apart if you were to trace their serial numbers.
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