Plugable just launched a hub for MacBook or iPad users who need to connect to multiple USB-A accessories. It includes four ports for legacy accessories, and connects to the computer via USB-C.
The inexpensive hub is designed for use in an office or on the go.
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MacBook hub adds USB-A ports
Apple still puts USB-A ports in its desktop Macs but MacBooks and iPads are just USB-C. And that’s a problem for anyone who wants to connect a peripheral that still uses USB-A to their computer.
The Plugable USBC-HUB4A is a simple solution. Plug in into the USB-C port on any Mac and it’ll add access to a quartet of USB-A ports.
A typical use for such hubs is plugging in thumbdrives, and this new hub supports USB 3.0 which means each port can transfer data at up to 5 Gbps. The ports are also convenient for keyboards, mice, webcams, gaming controllers and more.
The exterior is plastic but Plugable promises the device is ready to be used on the go. It can also be used in a home office, of course. Rival hubs with metal casings cost considerably more.
In addition to macOS and iPadOS, theUSBC-HUB4A works with Windows, ChromeOS and Linux.
The Plugable USBC-HUB4A launched Tuesday, June 6 and can be ordered now.
Buy it from: Amazon
The regular price is $12.95, but Plugable is offering a $3 off launch coupon, dropping the cost to under $10.
Those who want a hub to connect to multiple USB-C accessories can consider the Belkin Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub.