Satechi Type-C Multiport Adapter: Slim, Multi-Featured, and Extremely Handy

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The MacBook is one of the most capable (and portable) laptops I’ve ever used, but getting acclimated to its single Type-C port has been an adjustment. Products like the Satechi Type-C Multiport Adapter are making the transition much easier.

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The Satechi comes in space gray, silver, gold and rose gold to match your MacBook; I was sent the gold version.

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This Type-C multiport adapter has a pass-through USB charger so you can plug it into your MacBook’s Type-C port and still charge the laptop while you are taking advantage of the multiports.

The adapter measures 4.2″ long by 1.1″ wide by 0.2″ thick, and it has a 6″ long cable coming off the bottom. The adapter is portable, light, and easily tucked into even the slimmest gear bag pocket. The adapter is plug and play; you won’t need any additional software or drivers to make it work. Its body is composed of brushed aluminum with black plastic accents.

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On the bottom end, there is a 4K HDMI port; if you have a monitor that you’d like to attach to your MacBook, this will make it possible. Satechi mentions that you should use HDMI 2.0 cables “for optimum performance”.

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On the side, there is a Type-C port where you can plug your power cable; there are also two Type-A USB 3.0 ports for any other peripherals you need to attach.

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The Satechi Type-C Multiport Adapter is the slim yet multi-talented accessory I have been looking for, and it now sits in one of the slim pockets inside my backpack as an everyday carry item. This adapter makes my MacBook an even fuller-featured computer; bets of all, it will work with any Type-C tablet or laptop — it’s not Mac only.

The Satechi Type-C Multiport Adapter retails for $59.99, and it is available from Amazon [affiliate link].

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Slim design that doesn’t take up much space; A 4K HDMI port so you can attach a monitor to your laptop; Works with any Type-C enabled laptop or tablet; Adds two USB Type-A 3.o ports; Pass-through Type-C charging

What Needs Improvement: So far I have no complaints whatsoever!

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.