hub plusEarlier last month we brought news that there was an accessory in the works called the Hub+. This is an accessory designed for USB Type-C computers like Apple’s new 12-inch Retina MacBook where there is only one port. The idea is to offer up a hub that connects to the USB Type-C port to allow more accessories to be connected with the laptop.

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It is an admittedly simple device but as it turns out, this is something many users can get behind on. In fact the Kickstarter project has been a huge success as it has managed to raise close to $700,000 at this time of writing. Given that it has 7 days left to go, we wouldn’t be surprised if it managed to hit the $700,000 mark by then.

So what makes the Hub+ so appealing? Well for starters it offers a solution to a problem the new MacBook owners are facing, which is more ports. It will come with 3 USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, a mini display port, a built-in SDXC card reader, and here’s the coolest feature of the Hub+ – it can even double up as an external battery for your smartphone!

Granted the battery built into the Hub+ is only 400mAh, but for such a slim device we reckon it would come in handy for emergencies where you need just a little bit more juice to finish up your email, message, or make a quick phone call to someone. If the Hub+ sounds like your kind of accessory, there’s still time left to back the project so head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details.

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