Here’s the thing about windows laptop and even a MacBook; their built-in USB-C ports are usually limited. That means they aren’t enough for most users, particularly if you need to connect plenty of external devices such as HDMI displays, flash drives and microSD cards.
Thankfully, there’s a simple solution in the form of a portable USB-C hub adapter. Here are the best USB-C hub adapters you can easily purchase from online.
Can’t afford to splurge three figures over a portable USB-C hub? Perhaps you might want to consider getting the Apacer AP350. Despite its budget-friendly price tag, it is able to support up to four ports and made compatible with both USB 2.0 and 3.0. You can use it to charge your smartphone or connect to your flash drive.
Other highlights include its dual compatibility with USB-C-enabled laptops including a MacBook, and a fast data transfer up to 5 Gbps, thanks to its USB 3.1 Type-C specification.
Measuring at just 3.8 inches wide, this compact yet space-saving Anker 5-in-1 hub adapter is made compatible for both MacBook and Chromebook. It consists of five different ports including two USB-A data, two SD card slots and an HDMI port that able to support up to 4K video.
The Anker 5-in-1 hub adapter is also built tough using a combination of aluminium and polycarbonate material. Each purchase comes with a handy travel pouch to help protect your hub adapter from collecting dust and accidental scratches.
The Aukey CB-C62 scores for both versatility as well as its wide range of compatibility. With a total of four USB 3.0 ports, you can use them to hook up the likes of your thumb drive, external hard drive, mouse and even to charge your smartphone.
For extra peace of mind, it comes with built-in dual protection to help safeguard your connected devices against accidental power spikes and surges.
The hub is also sleekly designed with a matching metallic aluminium body that makes it a great pair for your laptop or MacBook. In fact, the exterior of the hub itself is both compact and lightweight, meaning it’s easy to carry with you regardless of home, office or travel use.
Designed with an ease-of-use in mind, the Dell DA300 Mobile Adapter comes with a handy HDMI port that is able to support up to 4K resolution at 60Hz. Other than HDMI, it also comes with five more ports you can use including a USB-C, USB 3.1, VGA as well as an Ethernet and DisplayPort.
Highlights include a transfer speed of up to 10 Gbps and a compact round-shaped design for easy portability. The cable is also retractable which is particularly handy to reduce messy tangle while ensuring proper storage.
Suitable for iPad Pro users, the Kingston Nucleum boasts a single USB-C hub that able to connect up to 7 devices simultaneously. You can use it to connect two USB-C (power input & data) & USB-A, HDMI, SD as well as microSD card.
Given its compact-size design, the Kingston Nucleum won’t weigh you down since it is both light and portable enough. This makes it an ideal device for those who are constantly on the go.
Don’t be fooled by this thumb drive-sized hub adapter. Compatible with MacBook Air models, this Lenovo USB-C Hub C109 is actually able to support up to 6 different ports including a USB-C, two USB 3.0, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and even an SD card reader.
The compact design has its few advantages as well, such as portability where you can easily store it in your backpack or your pocket wherever you go. Moreover, this adapter is made to last, thanks to the durable build quality of an aluminium alloy chassis.
First things first, this dual USB-C Unitek Ultra Slim D008A hub is made convenient as a travel-friendly device since it weighs only at 34g. And despite its small size, it features essential ports including a Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.1, HDMI and an ethernet adapter.
The best thing about this portable hub is that you can utilise one or more ports simultaneously. For instance, enjoy up to 40Gbps of data transfer upon connecting the Thunderbolt 3 port to your MacBook while plugging the ethernet adapter for a speedy wired Internet connection.
Best USB-C hub for MacBook Pro
Price from RM319.00
Sure, they have only three ports (Thunderbolt USB-C, USB 3.0 and HDMI) for the kind of price that might be too costly for some users. But it also happens to be an official Apple product, which means you can expect reliability and peace of mind upon using it to connect to your MacBook Pro.
Thanks to the inclusion of a standard USB port, you can use it to charge your Apple products such as an iPhone and iPod. The adapter also allows you to mirror your Mac to an HDMI-compatible display or TV for up to FHD and UHD at 60Hz and 30Hz respectively.
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