ChipGenius Displays Details About Connected USB Devices

ChipGenius is a very useful tool for identifying USB devices based on their chip data. It can access the information for each of the USB devices that is connected to your system. It can be used as an investigative tool to analyze and find information about various USB devices like your USB pen drives. It can also be used for finding when a device is faulty or is not being recognized by the Windows system.

ChipGenius displays two types of information – one about your USB ports and hubs (how many USB hubs are available and what type of USB devices do they allow) and second about your individual USB devices. On a desktop computer when motherboard allows two or more USB hubs internally, it can tell you if more UBS connections are possible – in which case you can utilize the USB ports given on the motherboard for connecting more devices.


ChipGenius displays the information in a similar manner as the hardware devices displayed by the Device Manager in Windows. You have to use the tree-view interface to find more USB devices connected under a particular USB port. As you click on a USB device, it displays even more information about that device.

The information about various devices may include the protocol used (1.1, 2.0. 3.0 etc), the device ID (VID and PID), serial number, device vendor, device name, device revision, device current allowed and so on. Using the VID and PID of a device, you can easily identify it. If a device is not working, then perhaps you can search for its VID and PID on the internet to look for an updated device driver software.

One possible use of ChipGenius could be to identify fake devices that we often find on eBay. No matter what the outer package shows, you can always know about the chip inside a USB device using ChipGenius.

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