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Get ahead of the curve with Satechi’s new USB-4 MacBook hubs

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Satechi's new 4K Multiport Adapter supports 8K HDMI. Maybe soon your Mac will, too.
Satechi's new 4K Multiport Adapter supports 8K HDMI. Maybe soon your Mac will, too.
Photo: Satechi

At CES 2022, Satechi debuted two new accessories designed for the new M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBooks. Both the USB-4 Multiport Adapter and the Pro Hub Max expand the ports available on the new laptops, opening up possibilities for connectivity.

And, in the case of the adapter’s 8K HDMI support, one port goes a bit beyond Mac laptops’ current comfort zone.

Satechi USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI

The USB-4 Multiport Adapter bristles with an 8K HDMI port to help handle high video and data transfer rates, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a USB-C PD charging port, three USB-A data ports that supports speeds of up to 10Gb/s, and micro/SD card readers.

The adapter supports HDMI 8K output at up to 60Hz for machines that can handle it. Note that M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBooks currently support up to 6K resolution, per Apple’s specs.

Satechi said the design allows heat dissipation to help prevent connected devices from overheating.

Satechi's new Pro Hub Max can help connect your MacBook to more.
Satechi’s new Pro Hub Max can help connect your MacBook to more.
Photo: Satechi

Satechi Pro Hub Max

Designed for Apple’s M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBooks, the Pro Hub Max includes a 4K HDMI port for dual displays running at up to a 60Hz refresh rate, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB-C ports, a USB-A port, micro/SD card readers and an audio jack.

Released on the heels of another capable Satechi hub, out just last month, the Pro Hub Max plugs into two of the USB-C ports on the side of one of Apple’s new MacBook Pro models.

The Pro Hub Max will be available in space gray and silver to match your MacBook, naturally.

Pricing and availability

Satechi plans to price the USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI at $149.99 and the Pro Hub Max at $99.99. Both will be available from the Satechi website. The company said you can sign up for email updates soon.