HyperDrive USB-C dock packs HDMI and DisplayPort into pocket-size hub

HyperDrive USB-C dock packs HDMI and DisplayPort into pocket-size hub

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HyperDrive USB-C dock packs HDMI and DisplayPort into pocket-size hub
Plenty of USB-C hubs have HDMI ports, but far fewer include DisplayPort. The HyperDrive USB4 Mobile Dock offers both. And more.
Photo: Hyper

The HyperDrive USB4 Mobile Dock offers ports for both HDMI and DisplayPort, giving users additional options for an external monitor. And the just-launched USB-C hub also includes dual USB-A ports, Ethernet and more.

And all this fits into a package not much larger than a Magic Mouse.

HyperDrive USB4 Mobile Dock offers 7 additional ports to MacBook or iPad

Hyper calls its newest product an “incredibly slim and ultra-portable connectivity solution.”

HyperDrive USB4 Mobile Dock isn't much bigger than a Magic Mouse
HyperDrive USB4 Mobile Dock isn’t much bigger than a Magic Mouse
Photo: Hyper

The collection of ports starts with HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4. But Hyper warns, “Dual extended displays are only supported on Windows devices that support MST, not supported for macOS.” Still, Mac users can carry a hub that supports either HDMI or DisplayPort, if not at the same time.

A pair of USB-A ports each provides 10Gbps for transferring photos, files or video.

The HyperDrive USB4 Mobile Dock offers a Gigabit Ethernet port (10/100/1000 Mbps) for situations where Wi-Fi is either too slow or too insecure. And there’s a 3.5mm Audio Combo jack for speakers or headphones.

All this fits into a product that is 3.3 inches square and 0.76 inches thick, not counting the USB-C cable. It weighs 0.24 pounds.

The HyperDriveUSB4 Mobile Dock is available now on Hyper’s website. The price is $139.99.

MacBook users who want more external screens should look at the HyperDrive 4K Multi-Display Docking Station instead. It can handle three 4K displays, and has a mix of HDMI and DisplayPort.

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