Plugable’s new hub adds 7 USB-A ports to your MacBook

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Plugable's new USB-C charging hub keeps gadgets going and files transferred.
Plugable's new USB-C charging hub keeps gadgets going and files transferred.
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Nobody’s too happy when Apple decides to subtract ports from a new MacBook, but that’s what connectivity hubs are for. The newly launched Plugable 7-in-1 USB-C Charging Hub is no exception, adding seven USB-A ports to your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

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That’ll keep a lot of peripherals charged and moving data. It comes in handy if you carry a lot of gadgets around, or even if you just have a lot of them infesting your workstation.

Plugable 7-in-1 USB-C Charging Hub

Plugable’s new USB-C charging hub turns your MacBook into a bit of a power station for your other devices. At the same time, it also gives you SuperSpeed USB-A file sharing between those gadgets and the laptop. That’s convenient for folks like business users and students.

Each of the seven USB-A charging passthroughs puts out 2.4A of power when the hub is plugged into an outlet. When plugged into a MacBook, each port puts out 1.5A per port.

Every one of the USB-A ports also allows file-transfer speeds up to 5Gb/s for when you need to move documents or other data around.

The hub comes with a built-in USB 3 to USB-C adapter. It’s also compatible with every major operating system, including, macOS, Windows and Linux.

Launch discount

Amazon lists the Plugable 7-in-1 USB-C Charging Hub at a price of $48.95. With the regular price at $59, that already applies Plugable’s launch discount of 20%. That means you save $10 while the discount lasts.

Where to buy: Amazon