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Dual-purpose new iPad stand is also a USB-C hub

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Dual-purpose new iPad stand is also a USB-C hub
There's no need for a separate iPad stand and USB-C hub. Plugable just launched a combination device.
Photo: Plugable

The Plugable USB-C Stand Dock goes beyond just holding up an iPad so the display can be seen — it’s also an 8-port hub with HDMI, two USB-A ports and many more.

The design reduces clutter on the user’s desk. And the stand/hub is also portable.

Slim new hub adds the ports a MacBook needs

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Slim new hub adds the ports a MacBook needs
Make your MacBook more useful, not bulky.
Photo: Satechi

The Satechi Pro Hub Slim connects plugs directly into the side of a MacBook to greatly expand the range of ports available to the user while adding minimal bulk. It’s slim enough for Apple’s latest notebooks.

There’s nevertheless room for HDMI, two full-size USB-A ports, memory card readers and more.

Save 14% on this 13-in-1 USB-C docking station

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Save 14% on this 13-in-1 docking station.
Get the ports you need with this discounted docking station.
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If you’re tired of collecting (and carting around) USB-C and Lightning adapters, you may want to get a multiport docking station that can plug into your device’s USB-C port.

Whether you want to use an old wireless mouse with a USB dongle, or need to add a second monitor to your setup, this 13-in-1 docking station could be your favorite new gadget. It it’s on sale for just $59.99 (regularly $70). 

Trio of new Kensington docks pack in the ports

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Kensington SD5780T Thunderbolt 4 Dual 4K Docking Station
Add very high-speed ports to your Mac with Kensington's latest Thunderbolt 4 dock.
Photo: Kensington

Kensington used CES 2023 to take the wraps off a Thunderbolt 4 docking station that adds eleven ports to Mac or PC.

The accessory-maker also announced at the trade show a smaller, portable USB4 hub with six ports, plus a portable USB-C hub with six ports and a built-in wireless charger.

Add 6 ports to your iPad with this tiny, clip-on hub [Review] ★★★★☆

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Add 6 ports to your iPad with this tiny, clip-on hub [Review]★★★★☆
Transform your iPad into a mobile office with this very portable clip-on hub from Satechi.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Satechi USB-C Mobile Pro Hub SD is designed to look and act like it’s part of an iPad. It attaches directly to the side of the tablet and adds an HDMI video port, a USB-A port plus a headphone plug, SD card reader and more.

I tested the six-port hub with my iPad Pro, and am quite pleased with it.

Sleek new 7-in-1 USB-C dock offers dual 4K HDMI ports

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Sleek new 7-in-1 USB-C dock offers dual 4K HDMI ports
Add a pair of 4K monitors on the go with this portable USB-C dock.
Photo: Plugable

Plugable’s new USB-C dock is small enough to be mistaken a hub but has room for seven ports. And that includes dual 4K HDMI ports that can be used even with Macs that ordinarily support only one external monitor.

The USB-C HDMI Docking Station also has USB and Ethernet ports, as well as an SD card reader.

Charge and transfer data for 5 devices with this inventory-blowout price on a USB-C hub

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Add five USB ports to your Mac with this 5 star-rated accessory, less than $17 in the overstock sale.
Grab Prime Day-style savings on this carry-anywhere USB-C hub loved by users. It's less than $17 today!
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If you’ve got a lot of devices, then you need multiple charging ports to go with them, something even our favorite MacBooks can seriously lack. The secret to keeping all your devices connected is a multi-port USB accessory like this Mini 5-in-1 Type-C to USB Hub.

It’s available for just $16.99 (regularly $48) during our limited-time Overstock Sale. During this event, we’re passing along incredible Prime Day-style savings on some of our bestselling products. But you’ll have to be quick — this special promotion ends on October 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Cut cable clutter with mountable Belkin 6-in-1 hub

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Cut cable clutter with mountable Belkin 6-in-1 hub
Your iMac can have six more ports without adding a bunch of wires to your desk.
Photo: Belkin

Place the new Belkin Connect USB-C 6-in-1 Multiport Hub in the back of an iMac or monitor to discreetly add multiple ports to a computer. It offers a couple of USB-A ports, memory card readers and more.

The hub is available now.

Plugable’s expansive new 13-port USB-C desktop dock adds dual 4K displays

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Plugable's expansive new 13-port USB-C desktop dock adds dual 4K displays
With the Plugable UD-6950PDH on your desktop, your Mac can have 13 more ports and two more 4K monitors.
Photo: Plugable

The Plugable UD-6950PDH is a just-launched USB-C dock that lets Mac users add a wide variety of accessories via a whopping 13 ports. And that includes a pair of 4K monitors even on Macs that not designed to handle that many.

On top of that, the dock offers 100W of power for charging high-end MacBooks.

Slim Dock adds 6 useful ports and room for more storage to iMac [Review] ★★★★

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Satechi USB-C Slim Dock for iMac adds useful ports and room for more storage★★★★
The Satechi Slim Dock rests on your iMac's stand and adds six ports and room for an SSD.
Photo: Satechi

The Satechi USB-C Slim Dock for 24-inch iMac sits on the stand for Apple’s all-in-one desktop and adds six frequently used ports. It also sports an enclosure for user-installed SSDs.

The hub and drive enclosure has been in my home office for several days. Here’s what it’s like to use in the real world.