The latest USB-C multiport hub from Satechi is designed with portability in mind. It packs in nine frequently used ports so it’s not too tiny. But designers built in a slot to hold a short travel-ready connection cable to cut down excess bulk.
Apple laptops and tablets lack a variety of ports, but adapters like this one make for easier presentations, data transfers or network connections.
“The USB-C On-the-Go Multiport Adapter is the ideal solution for favorited peripherals, including wired mice, keyboards, USB hard drives, perfect for data entry or transferring data on most USB-C compatible devices,” notes Satechi.
It can be used with iMacs, MacBooks, iPad Pro or the latest iPad Air. All that’s necessary is a USB-C port. No software drivers are required.
So many ports in the new Satechi USB-C hub
The accessory includes a pair of USB-A data ports. There’s also a USB-C data port that doesn’t support video. A separate USB-C port supports PD charging at up to 100W.
Satechi’s designers put in two options for video. An HDMI port offers up to 4K 60Hz, while a VGA port can handle up to 1080p 60Hz.
And don’t overlook the Gigabit Ethernet port and the SD/microSD card readers. All this fits into a USB-C hub that’s 4.75 inches by 2.4 inches by 0.5 inches, and 4.4 oz
In addition to the short cable that fits inside the unit, the product comes with a 3-foot one for use in the home or office.
A video from the developer demonstrates the capabilities of the USB-C hub.
The Satechi USB-C On-the-Go Multiport Adapter debuted Thursday for $99.99.
It might pair well with this accessory-maker’s Quatro Wireless Power Bank, which holds 10,000 mAh and can charge an iPhone and Apple Watch withouyt cables.