.The introduction of USB-C is not less than a revolution in the digital world, but as they say ‘There is always room for improvement’ and so, came the USB-C Hub For MacBook Pro Dock. Let’s start with an understanding of Dock which is a device which adds many ports to the MacBook sacrificing one or instead of multiple cables. It adds options to Mac like more display, secondary connection, memory card reader and multiple external drives for increasing storage etc. These may seem expensive but not when you consider buying so many cables instead of a single dock.
You must have noticed that newer MacBook Pro has fewer ports, so here a dock can be of great help which will connect via USB-C port and will offer you to have many ports added to your Mac.
There are few things to consider when buying a dock for your MacBook Pro which includes:
Size and type: this depends on if you need a portable one for your MacBook or else, normally people like compact devices now which is easy to use and carry.
Type of connection: a dock that runs on USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 will be needed for new MacBook Pros.
Ports: different docks have different ports, you need to select one according to your need.
The USB-C hub is commonly used due to their numerous utility and ease it offers, Even Apple now has started introducing type-C port in it devices because of this. The USB-C hub does wonders for the usage and utility of MacBook Pro when added to it.
So, we have picked some of these USB-C hubs for your MacBook (not limited to) and discussed them in detail as to help you select one best suited to your needs and style.
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1: Multi-Port Charger: (USB Type C to HDMI)
- USB C & 2 USB-A 3.0 Port
- For MacBook Pro &
- Hard Flash Drive and
- Other USB C Laptop
Trianium Aluminum MultiPort is small, easy to use, convenient for traveling and all in one adapter which allows you to enjoy your audio and video experience. Its stylishly designed adapter with attractive colors and Aluminum frame which adds to its durability.
It is specially designed and made of Aluminum for Apple’s MacBook and accessories. You can easily connect and charge these devices through this adapter along with other devices its compatible with i.e. mouse, keyboard, flash drive, camera, smartphone etc.
It’s easy to use the adapter and offers plug and play function with super-fast data transfer. The
adapter is multi-functional with 2 USB-A 3.0 ports, a USB type-C port, and HDMI port. For best performance, it’s advisable to use HDMI 2.0 Cables which supports 4K display at 30Hz.
USB type -C port or input is particularly for type-C devices like MacBook Pro 2016 & 2017 etc., additionally, there is a pass through in the adapter apart from the type-C port, enabling you to charge your computer without compromising any port.
The Adapter comes with one-year warranty by Triennium along with customer service.
The adapter does have some power restrictions and Its manufacturer doesn’t allow to use this adapter with devices having high power like Apple SuperDrive / iPad / other tablet and that too for offering you a stable connection, so it’s better to understand its power output before connecting any device to it or using it. Else, it users are very satisfied with its durability, sleek design, and performance.Bottom of Form
2: DDup USB C Hub: (HDMI Converter Dock Adapter)
Adapter with power consumption of 1W to maximum 4W, having USB 3.1 type-C male input port. HDMI female output port, and 2 USB 3.0 type-A female ports.
compatible with Nintendo Switch game and for computer:
- MacBook Pro 2016 & 2017,
- MacBook, 2015 & 2016
- Google Chromebook Pixel, Pixelbook
Samsung Chromebook Plus, Samsung Chromebook pro, Samsung Galaxy Tabpro S, Samsung Galaxy Book
HP Elitebook Folio G1, HP SPECTRE 13, HP SPECTRE X360, HP Spectre X2, HP Elite X2 1012, HP ZBook 15 G3, HP Elite X2 1012 G1.
Dell XPS 13 9350/9360, Dell Precision 5510/5520, Dell XPS 12 9250, Dell XPS 15 9550, Dell Latitude 7480, DELL Alienware 15 r3
Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Book 2017
Lenovo Yoga 720/900/910
Acer Switch Alpha 12, Acer Spin 7, Acer Chromebook R13, Acer Aspire V Nitro 15
Asus Chromebook Flip c302, Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe
Compatible with Phone:
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus & Note 8,
LG V20, LG G5, LG V30/V30 Plus
Huawei Mate 10/Mate 10 Plus/Mate 10 Pro
HTC U Ultra, HTC 10/11
This USB-C Hub is 4 in 1, reversible, user-friendly and plugs and plays adapter which doesn’t need any other software or driver. Its casing is made from Aluminum alloy for making it a better heat insulator and Nickel-plated for optimum conductivity and improved transmission of a signal.
A USB-C charging port is also included in the adapter for quick charging of notebook computers, tablets, phones and portable devices which support the port of type-C Alt mode.
The adapter offers 4K UHD resolution for video ((3840*2160) at 30hz and digital audio signals. It’s also backward compatible for streaming both video and audio from USB-C to HDMI display and with 1080p,720p,480p.
It offers speed of 5Gbps for transferring data, data sync and supporting devices including flash drive, mouse, printer, keyboard, camera and other USB 3.0 & 2,0 devices.
For this adapter, your device should support DP Alt Mode (Display Port Alternate Mode) on the port of type-C.
3: Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 : (Ultra Slim Data Hub)
This 4- port USB Hub is for:
MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook mini, iMac, Surface Pro, XPS.
Notebook PC, USB Flash Drives, Mobile HDD, and More
Supports following systems:
- Windows 7, 8, 10, XP & Vista
- Max OS x 10.6-10.12 or later
- Linux 2.6.14 or Later
- MDI devices
- Some 3.0 devices & USB 2.0
- 2,4 GHz
Anker is a well-known company in the industry for providing leading technology, having 20 million and plus customers
This hub by Anker is made to last long and is resistant to heat.
This super slim and portable hub weighing an ounce and about 4 inches thin in size offers 5Gbps intense speed for data transfer which is enough for HD movie to be transferred in moments but this hub isn’t for charging purpose. its advisable to refrain from connecting devices which consumes high power in order to have a stable connection.
Its extension transforms one port of your system into four USB 3.0 ports and this comes with a warranty of 18 months along with customer service.
The Anker’s 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub is the super convenient device as its light in weight, easy to carry and portable, heat-resistant durable and offering features like high speed for data sync and transfer.
Changing your one computer’s port into 4 means offering optimum benefits from a single port along with the warranty of 1.5 years.
4: Macally 9 Port USB 3.0 Hub
This Hub is compact, type-C, USB-A Data Input Splitter, CDP and SMART IC technologies and having Silver Aluminum body along with 9 ports.
It’s a master device by Macally to give you endless options with 9 ports.
Out of these 9, 7 of them are power ports. First 3 ports are Type-C, A, A which supports 3.0 and having the speed of 5Gbps means transferring 1250 4mp songs/ second, other 4 ports is USB-A 2.0 for charging with 480mbs and remaining 2 ports are type-C & A for incredible chagrin speed.
It offers plug and play function and is complete power hub for your numerous devices including webcam, memory card readers, camera, SSD, PS4 games, HDD, external storage, router, speaker and much more.
For charging purpose, there are two technologies in this hub: 1. CDP (Charging Downstream Port) which includes 4 ports for transferring data and effortless charging. 2. SMART IC technology senses the optimum charging speed of your device and facilitating it accordingly.
Aluminum body with elegant design with reasonable gaps between ports keeping in mind the better fit for each cable.
A multipurpose hub with elegant design and compact style to keep your desktop presentable. And clean along with 9 ports for endless connection and including two technologies for super-fast charging and data transfer.
Now over to you, you can select any one of the above-mentioned USB-C hub specifically for your MacBook Pro depending on how many ports you need, which type of ports you need, your power capacity, your requirements for speed, the technology you prefer to have to synergize your work and performance, the ease of use and of course the portability of Hub.