Computers like the 12-inch Retina MacBook and the Google Chrome Pixel 2 are examples of what future laptops could look like, at least as far as the ports are concerned. Both computers feature USB-C ports, although in the case of the MacBook, it only features one USB-C port and that’s it.
This means that you will find yourself constantly having to swap out gadgets, like connecting an external hard drive means having to unplug the power, charging your phone means unplugging the power, wanting to use an external mouse means having to deal without power or plugging in of other devices.
That being said, Satechi has announced a USB-C hub which will address those problems. Basically this hub connects to the USB-C port of the computer, and from there it will split off into more ports, like the standard USB-A ports that you’ve been using all this while, an SD card slot, and a microSD card slot.
While we suppose it could be used with just about any computer with USB-C ports, Satechi has designed the hub to resemble the color finishes of the MacBook, so if you do use it with the laptop, it won’t stick out like a sore thumb. Satechi’s hub isn’t the first of its kind. We’ve seen several launch on Kickstarter but if you prefer Satechi’s brand, it is priced at $34 and if you’d like to get your hands on it, head on over to Satechi’s website.
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