I got a pcmcia card usb 2.0 with 4 ports hooked installed my laptop. needed it because my lappy only has 1 usb and it's usb 1.1. currently i got a touch screen, gps, usb wireless card, and a serial to usb converter for HD radio. I also had an external hard drive running off of that thing for a while. I think it's a decent choice and it's a lost cheaper then dishing out 150. i haven't tried hooking up an usb hub to it, but i'm sure it can handle it and it runs real smooth, like the usbs are part of the system. i got a usb hub lying around and i could test it out if you'd like.