Back in the 90’s, an average user had to worry about all sorts of ports in their computer – printer port, SCSI port, PS/2 port and so on. Every device had its own special port and if you have two devices that use same type of port, then you could not connect them both at the same time. Thanks to the USB technology, we are living in much easier times. Now most of the devices support USB ports and you can connect them to any of the USB ports in your PC. Moreover, if you are running out of USB ports, then you can use USB hubs to attach multiple devices to the same USB port.
But with all these devices connected to your PC, sometimes you start wondering how many and which of the devices are attached to your PC. The free utility called Temple can take care of this problem. It can show you details of all the USB devices connected to your Windows PC in real time.
Temple is a portable program that does not need to be installed and can be run right after downloading. As soon as you launch the program, it starts to show a list of all the USB devices connected to your Windows PC. All the USB devices are categorized by the USB versions 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0.
It also shows the manufacturer of all the devices along with their product ID, serial number, power consumption current, address and port number. You can save this information in an XML file by clicking on the Save button. This can be useful when some of your USB devices are not working as expected and you want to investigate it further.
Verdict: Temple can reveal the detailed information about your connected USB devices in a fraction of a second, saving you from the usual bumpy ride to the Windows Device Manager. The USB device information displayed can be used in finding the capabilities of your device and searching a device driver for them.
You can download Temple utility from http://thesz.diecru.eu/content/temple.php.