Double data transfer speeds with Belkin’s affordable new USB-C hub


Belkin Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub
You won't be hurting for USB-C ports with this hub. And it's made of recycled plastic.
Photo: Belkin

The Belkin Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub expands the number of accessories that can be plugged into a Mac or iPad without flattening your wallet. And its connections are fast: 10Gbps. That’s 2X the speed of other USB-C hubs.

As a bonus, the product is made with 72% post-consumer recycled plastics. It’s part of a commitment the company has made to using PCR plastic.

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Belkin Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub: More ports, fewer problems

MacBooks only have two or three USB-C ports, so it’s not hard for professionals to fill all of those and want more. Just try plugging in a monitor, external drive, camera, webcam, audio device and maybe a keyboard and trackpad all at the same time. And even consumers can feel the need for extra ports, especially on a iPad with only one.

That’s where the Belkin Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub comes in. Attach it to a Mac or iPad to get plenty more options to plug in accessories.

Belkin claims this is the only hub on the market with USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, which gives a maximum data transfer rate of 10Gbps. Rival USB hubs top out at 5Gbps.

Of course, the product can’t come close to matching the speed of Thunderbolt hubs. But the USB hub costs a quarter of what those do.

And it offers more than just fast data. The accessory supports USB Power Delivery (PD) pass-through charging of up to 100W, with up to 85W PD going to the host computer.

The product is designed to be small enough to be easily portable, and its PCR plastic exterior is basic black.

Available and affordable

Belkin Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub launched Thursday. It’s priced at $44.99.

Buy it from: Belkin

Buy it from: Amazon

For a price comparison, the Satechi Thunderbolt Slim Hub is up to four times faster, but costs $199.99 — four times as much.


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