Bought a cheap one on Amazon a couple months ago. Of course, it just stopped passing power through it.
What do you guys recommend for a USB-C hub that would allow me to add some USB A items easily? I don’t need anything for an external display. Thanks!
I have had a Kingston Nucleum for a few years. It has been very reliable.
I also have this Anker 4-Port which I use on a different computer. It’s just ports. Nothing fancy. Also very reliable.
I can’t fault any of my Hyper products. Great hubs and chargers. https://www.hypershop.com/
I’ve heard a number of folks on Relay rave about the CalDigit hub, possibly even on MPU.
I’m also sort of in the market for a hub that’s got USB-A ports, power pass-through, HDMI, an SD slot, and optionally Ethernet - and compatible with both my M1 Air and Windows 10. I have an Anker that covers most of those but the HDMI doesn’t play nice with my work laptop. So I’ll be watching this thread and taking notes
The Hyper hubs do all of that but are limited to USB-C. I use the hyperdrive add-on docks for my MBP and iPad Pro when out and about and have the bigger one stationary in the office as a convenient 1 cable setup.
At home I went all-in on Thunderbolt. If you have one of the new M1 you should be looking at the Caldigit and OWC Thunderbolt 4 hubs to extend your options. I daisy-chained the Caldigit Element hub with the Caldigit TS3+ for all the I/O I will ever need. It is not a mobile solution though.
When I upgraded to my M1 MacBook Air I went with the OWC Travel Dock E.
Two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.0 port, SD card reader, Gigabit Ethernet port, and USB-C power pass through.
I’ve been using the Anker USB C Hub, PowerExpand 8-in-1 USB C Adapter with my M1 MacBook Pro for months and continue to be very happy with it. While I currently only use it at my desk, it’s also highly portable (and even comes with a case).
I’m currently using this hub for:
- Power delivery
- External 4K monitor (60Hz HDMI)
- Connecting my monitor’s USB Hub (which, in turn, connects to a Blue Yeti and Stream Deck)
- 4K Webcam (USB-C)
What’s great about this setup is that I still have a USB-A port available on the hub and am only using one of the two ports on my M1 MacBook Pro.