Satechi’s portable USB-C hub sports 9 ports and hideaway cable

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Satechi's portable USB-C hub is designed for home or travel.
Make up for the lack of ports in your MacBook or iPad with a Satechi 9-in-1 USB-C hub.
Photo: Satechi

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.