The new MacBook is pretty great, but lacks all the ports you’re likely used to if you have a MacBook Pro or Air. That’s what makes Satechi’s new USB-C hub so wonderful.
Plugging into your USB-C port on the MacBook, Satechi’s hub offers three USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader and a Micro SD card reader. It’ll keep you from daisy-chaining dongles together just to get work done.
What it lacks is a USB-C passthrough. If you’re out of power, you’re out of luck — this one will have to come out until you power your MacBook back up. There’s also no Thunderbolt port for hooking your MacBook up to an external monitor or ethernet port if you need a wired internet connection.
It’s still a good idea, and probably the hub Apple should have thought of when they introduced the MacBook. For $29.99, it’s also not too expensive, and you can color match them to your MacBook.
Published October 28, 2015 — 19:01 UTC