New HyperDrive USB-C MacBook dock adds amazing 15 ports


New HyperDrive USB-C MacBook dock adds amazing 15 ports
Add up to 15 ports to a MacBook with a new USB-C hub/dock from Hyper.
Photo: Hyper

The HyperDrive 4K Multi-Display Docking Station for 13”-16” MacBook has room for 15 ports, including a trio of HDMI ports that support 4K 60Hz. There’s also Gigabit Ethernet, a trio of USB-A ports, a trio of USB-C ports, memory card readers and more.

Rather than sitting beside or behind the laptop, Hyper’s latest dock props it up.

HyperDrive USB-C dock offers ‘maximum connectivity’

“Designed for the business professional, elite creative and video editor, HyperDrive provides maximum connectivity by allowing driverless, native triple 4K 60Hz display support and features 15 ports for maximum peripheral expansion,” says Hyper.

The lengthy list of connective options includes three HDMI 4K60Hz ports, three DisplayPort 4K60Hz ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a USB-C PD 100W port, two USB-C 10 Gbps ports, a USB-A 10 Gbps port, two USB-A 5 Gbps ports and microSD and SD UHS-I 104 MB/s card readers.

The MacBook connects to the HyperDrive dock via a series of three flexible FPC USB-C cables. Connecting one of these brings access to 11 ports, while more connections add more high-bandwidth ports.

A base unit fits under 13- and 14-inch MacBooks and comes with 13 ports. An optional magnetic extension extends the HyperDrive dock to fit the larger 15- and 16-inch models and add the final DisplayPort and HDMI ports.

The dock is compatible with every USB-C MacBook from 2016 to the latest 2021 M1 Pro/Max. Not all of these devices support all of its features, though. It also works with Windows and Android USB-C devices.

Now on Indigogo

The HyperDrive dock for 13- and 14-inch MacBooks will retail for $249.99 while the version for 13- to 16-inch MacBooks will retail for $299.99. But they can be pre-ordered for half those prices.

The product debuted Monday on Indigogo, where the smaller version is $124 and the full one is $149.

Hyper already offers a range of Apple accessories, including a USB-C hub that can overcome the M1 MacBook’s limitation on external displays.


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