Chocolate Hub 2 should ship with every MacBook

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Chocolate Hub 2 gives you back all the ports you need.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple doesn’t think you need traditional USB ports and SD card readers anymore, but for the vast majority of MacBook users, that’s false. That’s why every model should ship with the excellent Chocolate Hub 2.

This pocket-sized device gives you back all the connections you frequently rely on, including USB and HDMI. It also has a built-in Qi charging pad for juicing up your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X on the move.

With just USB-C ports for connectivity, Apple’s latest notebooks don’t play nicely with most accessories. You need a dongle for almost everything. But Chocolate Hub 2 gives you everything you need — and more — in a small and lightweight package.

Chocolate Hub 2 is a must-have for MacBook owners

Chocolate Hub 2 looks a lot like its predecessor, the original Chocolate Hub, and offers the same functionality. Thanks to improved internals, however, it’s more powerful than ever before.

A new chipset gives you faster charging and increased stability, while more robust connections eliminate common USB issues. Its HDMI connection has also been upgraded to support 4K monitors and power output, and its Qi charging coil now meets Apple’s latest standards.

Chocolate Hub 2 packs two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, a USB-C pass-through, another USB-C port for charging, and an SD card reader. It’s the only USB-C hub you can buy that also features a wireless charging pad.

Chocolate Hub 2 needs your support

An anodized aluminum body makes Chocolate Hub 2 strong and sturdy, while rubber panels on its top and bottom edges provide impact protection. It’s small enough to slip into any laptop bag, or even the pocket of your jeans.

And you’ll want to take Chocolate Hub 2 with you wherever you go. To get yours, pledge $89 or more through Indiegogo to support its development. The device has already far exceeded its funding goal, and it is scheduled to begin shipping in January.