Laptop makers are starting to equip their computers with USB Type-C ports and some of those models support USB 3.1 or Thunderbolt 3 technology. That means you can not only plug in storage devices and other peripherals, but power cables, external displays, and other hardware.
Sounds good, right? But some of the first notebooks with Type-C ports have just one or two of those ports… so what do you do if you want to connect a bunch of peripherals?
Satechi has a solution: the company’s new Type-C Hub adapter connects to the side of your laptop, tablet, or other device and adds a whole bunch of features to your mobile device.
The $35 adapter has three full-sized USB 3.0 ports, a full-sized SD card slot, and a microSD card slot. It’s available in gold, silver, or grey colors, which helps it match the look of a Chromebook Pixel or 2015 Apple MacBook.
There’s just one catch: if you’ve got a device with only a single USB port (like the MacBook), you won’t be able to charge your computer while using the hub.