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The one dongle every MacBook owner needs


Calbit dongle
We found the one dongle to rule them all.
Photo: Erfon Elijah

The 2018 MacBook Pro is one of the sexiest machines Apple’s ever made. There’s just one problem: you need a bunch of dongles to use all your favorite accessories.

Because the MacBook Pro only has USB-C ports you’ll need a dongle for ethernet, a dongle for an HDMI display and another dongle to connect your gadgets that use USB-A, which is like everything. CultCast host Erfon Elijah, aka The Gadget Hunter, has been on the search for the perfect dongle solution for people on the go. In his latest video he reveals his favorite new dongle of 2019.

If you’re ready to taste the sweet relief of living life with just one dongle, pay attention:

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CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 miniDock

Depending on what type of monitor you’re using, you’ll want either the HDMI or DisplayPort version of the CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 miniDock. The HDMI version gets you an extra USB 2.0 port to go with the ethernet port. Pricing on the DisplayPort version is set at $119.99 while the HDMI version costs $129.99.

For those that need even more ports, check out the CalDigit TS3 Thunderbolt Dock. It packs pretty much every port you could ever need. It’s not as portable as the other two options and comes with a beefier price tag to match its plethora of ports.