Plugable 7-in-1 USB-C hub promises top-tier performance on a budget

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Plugable USBC-7IN1E promises high quality for a low price.
Plugable’s USB-C adapter offers plenty of ports. All of which can be used at the same time.
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CES 2021 bugPlugable freely admits its new 7-in-1 USB-C hub for Mac or iPad is entering a crowded market. But the accessory maker promises its new USBC-7IN1E multiport adapter stands out from cheap competitors with better hardware.

Nevertheless, the cost is just $30.

OWC portable SSD is so tough it survived a trip into space

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OWC Envoy Pro FX was unveiled at CES 2021.
The OWC Envoy Pro FX portable SSD is designed for the urban jungle or a chaotic movie set.
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CES 2021 bugThe Envoy Pro FX is a 2 terabyte SSD that’s “built like a tank” according to OWC, its maker. The solid state drive is compatible with Mac, iPad, and many other devices. Plus, it can transfer data at up to 2800 MB/s.

Monday is the kickoff of CES 2021, so OWC also took the wraps off an updated version of its travel USB-C multi-port adapter.

Save 30% on this handy, 7-in-1 USB-C hub for MacBook, iPad Pro

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QGeeM USB-C hub
Now just $20.39!
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A decent USB-C hub is an essential accessory for any MacBook or iPad Pro owner. It’s what you’ll need to connect all your favorite peripherals. And you can bag a great one today for just $20.39!

This 7-in-1 solution from QGeeM, sold by Amazon, lets you hook up a display, USB devices, SD cards and more. Plus, it offers USB-C power passthrough at up to 100 watts so you can continue charging while you work.

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Ugreen X-Kit cleverly combines MacBook stand with USB-C multiport hub [Review]

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Ugreen X-Kit review
The Ugreen X-Kit looks like an ordinary laptop standing, but it does much more.
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Laptop stands make it easier to type as well as see what’s on your MacBook display. USB-C hubs make adding peripherals to your laptop a snap. The Ugreen X-Kit is both a display and a hub. Plus, it’s designed to be used on the go.

I tried out this combination stand/hub to see how well it works with Apple gear. Read on to see what I found out.

Add dual 4K HDMI screens to your MacBook with this slim USB-C Hub [Review]

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Aukey 9-in-2 USB-C Hub review
The two HDMI ports are among the best features of the Aukey 9-in-2 USB-C Hub.
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The Aukey 9-in-2 USB-C Hub (CB-C81) lets you add a pair of 4K HDMI screens to your MacBook. But that’s just the start because it packs in nine ports, despite a relatively small size. It offers a pair of USB-A ports, SD/microSD card readers, Ethernet and more.

After real-world testing, here’s how this multiport adapter stands up.

Anker 7-in-2 USB-C hub a must-have for any MacBook user — save $15

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Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub for MacBook
Now just $44.99.
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Don’t disrupt your desk with a dozen dangling dongles every time you need to connect peripherals to your MacBook. Anker’s excellent 7-in-2 USB-C hub is a much cleaner, more elegant solution that’s now $15 cheaper.

Enjoy this limited-time discount before it disappears.

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Minix USB-C hub couples 4 useful ports with 480GB of storage [Review]

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Minix Neo Storage Plus review
Minix Neo Storage Plus could be the only accessory your MacBook or iPad needs.
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Minix Neo Storage Plus handles two jobs. It’s a multiport USB-C adapter, adding USB-A, HDMI and Ethernet to Mac or iPad. And this accessory is also an SSD, bringing 480GB of storage.

We tested all the features of this multifunction hub. Here’s how it stands up to real-world use.

Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub for MacBook, iPad Pro a steal at 25% off

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Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub
All the ports you really need.
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If you plan to connect any peripherals to your MacBook or iPad Pro, you’ll likely need a decent USB-C hub. This highly rated, 7-in-1 solution from Anker is ideal — and it’s now 25% cheaper for a limited time.

It supports traditional USB-A devices, external monitors, SD cards and more. It’s the only USB-C hub most users will ever need.

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The ALOGIC 10-in-1 USB-C Super Dock works with Mac and Windows.
ALOGIC's 10-in-1 USB-C Super Dock works across virtually all Mac and Windows devices.
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Plugable ‌USB-C hub‌‌ ‌connects 7 accessories, won‘t strain your wallet

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Plugable USB-C 7-in-1 Hub works with MacBook or iPad Pro
The Plugable USB-C 7-in-1 Hub easily connects an HDMI monitor to a MacBook, and much more.
Photo: Plugable

Plugable decided to stand out in the crowded market for USB-C multiport adapters with a low-price offering. On Tuesday, it unveiled a 7-in-1 Hub that comes in at a significantly lower cost than many of its rivals.

Even so, it can connect to multiple legacy USB-A accessories, a external monitor and removable memory cards.