I recently picked up the new Apple 14” MacBook Pro. I’m thrilled to see the return of key ports but still, find them a bit lacking. That means I often still need a multiport adapter. Now there is a new Satechi USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI and a new Satechi Pro Hub Max; both offer portable port expansion that’s “just right.”
Satechi offers a range of excellent computer, phone and tablet accessories. All are thoughtfully designed and convenient to use. The USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI and Pro Hub Max they just announced at CES 2022 fit that bill and promise to help increase productivity on the go. As they explain:
The new adapters feature a new generation of technology that upgrades MacBooks and are built to maximize workspace efficiency by offering an abundance of ports and data for every user.
Satechi USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI
The new Satechi USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI has a small footprint but is packed with power. It is a significant upgrade with regard to bandwidth for video and data, offering fast transfer rates of up to 40Gbps.
By including an 8K HDMI output with a refresh rate of up to 60Hz, Satechi ensured ultra-hi-res output to a connected display. That will be appreciated by just about everyone whether they are working, gaming, or just kicking back to watch a movie.
Backward compatible with USB 3.2, Thunderbolt 3, and more, it’s a 2022 upgrade that meets today’s demands without leaving legacy devices behind.
The new USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI connects to one of the USB-C ports on your laptop and, in its place, gives you 8K HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-C PD charging, USB-A data up to 10 Gbps, and micro/SD card readers.
That seems like a worthwhile tradeoff. Add in the adapter’s rugged construction which allows for better heat dissipation and helps prevent connected devices from overheating and you have a single adapter you’ll want to keep in your gear bag whether traveling across the globe or just going into the office.
At $149.99 it is an accessible way to upgrade your computing whether at home or on the go.
Satechi Pro Hub Max
The new USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI is small enough to take with you but if you have a new MacBook Pro M1 or Max and really want to travel light you’ll want to check out the new Satechi Pro Hub Max. The small device connects directly to the side of the MacBook Pro and occupies two USB-C ports as well as the 3.5mm headphone jack. In exchange, you get a 4K HDMI port, a micro/SD card reader, Ethernet port, and “replacement” USB-C and 3.5mm headphone ports.
The powerful 4K HDMI port promises to increase your productivity thanks to the fact that it can drive dual displays at up to 60Hz. It will have an MSRP of $99.99 when it arrives in the next few weeks.
It is also worth noting that both the new Pro Hub Max and the USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI support plug and play connectivity. You simply plug either device into your computer and get to work. There’s no need to download drivers and no fancy installation process. You simply connect either device and start working.