HyperDrive Duo Pro is a 7-in-2 USB-C Hub that plugs into the side of a MacBook to add a variety of ports, including Gigabit Ethernet, USB-A and microSD.
It’s designed to not interfere with the new MagSafe 3 power port on the 2021 MacBooks, but the hub is also compatible with any Apple laptop going back to 2016.
HyperDrive Duo Pro: Add 7 ports with one USB-C hub
Hyper’s latest connects to the MacBook via two USB-C connectors. And there’s a patented magnetic grip design that further secures the hub.
The accessory is 4.7 inches by 1.5 inches and 0.44 inches thick, but still finds room for seven ports. There’s an HDMI port that supports 4K video at 60Hz, a Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port and a microSD card slot that that can transfer data at 104MBps. A USB-A port with a max speed of 5Gbps joins a USB-C port that supports 5Gbps, and a 3.5mm Audio Combo Jack. In addition, there’s a USB-C port that’s Thunderbolt compatible capable of 40Gbps and 100W Power Delivery.
Thanks to an adapter, the HyperDrive Duo Pro can also be used with with Chromebook, PC or iPad as long as they have at least one USB-C port. But it’s not form-fitting on any of these.
Get it for 50% off
Hyper began offering the HyperDrive Duo Pro through the crowd-funding site Indogogo on Monday. Early Bird Backers can get the product for $49, which is 50% off the regular price of $99.
Shipping is scheduled to start in January 2022.
Although the 2021 MacBook Pro models include an HDMI and an SD card reader in addition to USB-C, it’s unlikely Apple will ever make a laptop with an extensive selection of ports. Those who want Ethernet or a second HDMI port will need to turn to hubs like this one.