The interior contains six pieces restrained by straps. It’s all removable, but the intention is for the hub to stay in place and the spools to be rarely removed. The spools have slots on them in order to keep the tips of cables free to be plugged in.
The hub features a blue LED to show that it is powered. The wall power adapter is obviously meant to be removed. It has its own cable management hooks. I found the socket prongs to be very difficult flip into place.
Cables are meant to be wrapped on the spool and connected to the hub like so.
Cables can be unwound a bit in order to connect them to devices. This is pretty much necessary, thus the slits in the spools that keep some extra cable readily available. Or, you can try to use the AviiQ ReadyCables.
The PCS is capable of supplying 3A of power combined to connected devices. This is sufficient to charge pretty much all devices. Some tablets may consume much of the power draw, so it’s important to be careful of what you connect simultaneously if you have a tablet connected.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.