So, you bought a new MacBook, and you’re freaking out a little bit because there isn’t a single USB port to be found. Not to worry, Choetech has you covered with their Aluminum 4 Port USB 3.0 toType-C Hub.
Yeah, I just got a MacBook, and one of the first things I thought as I was unboxing it was how I was going to connect my USB port driven disk drive to it to get my registered copy of Microsoft Office Installed; problem solved.
The aluminum-wrapped Choetech measures ~3.3″ long by about 1″ wide; it has four USB 3.0 ports, and it plugs right into my MacBook via the USB Type-C port.
Of course, this 4 Port USB 3.0 to Type-C Hub isn’t just for MacBooks — it will work with any of the new Windows or Linux tablets and laptops that use the new Type-C Connector.
– Mac (OS X 10.2 and above)
– Windows (8 / 7 / Vista / XP)
When it’s plugged into your Type-C device, a blue LED will glow to show you that it’s working.
The hub includes a detachable 3.3′ long USB Type-C to USB cable; once connected to you can charge other devices from your laptop or transfer data.
Transfer data at speeds of up to 5 Gbps through four ports, 10 times faster than
USB2.0, spending less time syncing.
The only con is that there is no additional USB Type-C port to pass power through while you are using the hub, so you will need to occasionally remove it to recharge your MacBook, Windows, or Linux device.
If you’ve got a MacBook or a newer Windows or Linux Tablet, this is a great accessory for connecting other (older) USB connected devices. It’s small enough to fit in your bag, and it is one of those items that when you need it you’ll be very glad you’ve got it.
The Choetech Aluminum 4 Port USB 3.0 to Type-C Hub retails for $15.99, and it is available from Amazon [affiliate link].
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample
What I Like: Compact aluminum-wrapped stick that has 4 USB 3.0 ports; Small enough to keep in my bag until it’s needed; Convenient for attaching devices that still use USB to your Type-C laptop or tablet; Inexpensive
What Needs Improvement: There is no USB Type-C pass through for charging