USB-C Hubs: Is this the perfect MacBook multi connector?
A couple of days ago I was speculating that we would soon see some impressive hubs to enable me to connect all those peripherals to my star-turn Apple MacBook. On the face of things, with its single USB-C port, the MacBook is decidedly short on expansion. I was looking forward to a small portable hub that would offer power-through capabilities as well as an array of useful ports. And voilà, no sooner thought than done.
This pretty Hyper hub ticks all the boxes. Made especially for the MacBook, it even comes in the three Apple colours, silver, space-grey and gold. It clicks into the side of the computer and provides pretty impressive expansion. In addition to a USB-C socket for power input or peripherals, it offers two USB 3 ports and no fewer than two SD-card slots: SDXC and micro SDXC. My only wish would be a second USB-C socket to power an external drive while powerinfg the computer.
If this hub is robust and well made there is nothing not to like. It could be the perfect expansion device for photographers.
So far it appears to be available only in the USA, but for a very reasonable $50.
Update: Satechi, a long-established brand has introduced what appears to be an identical product for $40 and is already available from Amazon in the USA.