What are the best USB-C adapter hubs?
- 1 Gbps RJ45 Ethernet port
- 100 W PD charging port
- 4K HDMI port
- SD/TF card reader slots
- The cable is a bit too short
We start off this list with a USB-C adapter hub that has almost every modern port you would think of. Firstly, you have an RJ45 Ethernet port that is sometimes missing from the latest portables.
Next, you’ve got a 100 W PD charging port so you can use the latest fast chargers for the latest Windows PCs and Macs. Now add the 4K HDMI port, the 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, and 2 card reader slots.
This is the ultimate adapter hub and all this is available in a very compact device that you can easily take in your pocket or in the laptop backpack.
- 8 in 1 adapter hub
- Ethernet Port
- USB-C PD port for charging
- SD/TF card reader
- Some problems with setting it up
AUKEY USB C Hub 8-in-1 is built like a swiss knife for the adapter world. You have every port you need in there, including 3 USBs, a USB-C PD port for charging the latest laptops, and even the SD/TF card reader slots.
Do you want a speedier Internet connection? No problem because you also have an RJ Ethernet port to connect your laptop dirrectly with a cable. And if your PC or laptop lacks a proper HDMI port, you will be happy to take advantage of the provided 4K HDMI port from the AUKEY hub.
- Individual power switches and LEDs
- Compatible with all USB devices
- Maximum transfer speed of 5 Gbps
- Light and compact
If you only need USB 3.0 ports but you want complete control over them without pulling them out and reconnecting them all the time, this APANAGE USB hub is exactly what you need.
The perfect thing with this hub is that you have individual power switches and activity lights for each port. That means you can turn the port off when you don’t need it instead of pulling out the cable and that translates to a longer life for your cables or peripherals.
This way, you can also manage the 4 USB 3.0 ports for ideal transfer speeds.
- 100 W PD Charger
- 4K HDMI port
- Sleek aluminum casing
- Foldable cord
- Slight problems with the 4K port
This 5 in 1 adapter hub from UGREEN is perfect for travel thanks to it’s foldable USB-C cable that neatly snaps on the back of the device. The hub comes with 3 USB ports (2 USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port), a USB-C PD charging port, and a 4k at 30Hz HDMI port.
It’s not the most complete hub out there but it certainly has a very attractive price so check it out!
- SD/TF card reader
- 2 USB 3.0 ports
- 4K HDMI 30 Hz port
- Good price
- Doesn’t have an Ethernet port
If you like to take a lot of pictures with your camera you will be happy for the SD，SDHC，SDXC ，Micro SD，MMC (SDXC up to 2TB) card reader in the MOKiN 5 in 1 Dongle.
You will also find two USB 3.0 ports for your USB sticks and external drives, printer, or any other peripheral. And if you want to extend or duplicate your screen, there is also the 4K HDMI port ready for a second display.
USB-C adapter hubs are useful if you have a single USB Type-C port but you need to connect multiple legacy USB devices. HyperDrive USB Type-C Hub can help you to easily fix this problem, and it will turn a single USB Type-C port into four USB ports.
This USB-C adapter hub has one HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports, and a single USB Type-C port with power delivery.
You’ll be able to charge your laptop thanks to the Type-C port with power delivery. This hub has an aluminum CNC precision-machined enclosure, and it comes with a flexible USB Type-C cable.
The device is available in Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver color, so you can choose the color that best matches your laptop.
HyperDrive USB Type-C Hub works with Mac devices and Chromebook Pixel, but it should also work with any other laptop that has a USB Type-C connector available.
Just like the previous model on our list, this model also comes with two USB 3.0 Type-A ports for legacy USB devices. There’s also 4K HDMI video output so you can connect your laptop easily with any external display that has HDMI port. We have to mention that the HDMI output uses 30Hz, so keep that in mind.
The device also has a USB Type-C connector that you can use for charging since it works as a pass-through port. This is especially useful if you need to charge your laptop, but you don’t want to disconnect the USB hub.
Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter comes with brushed aluminum design, so it looks sleek. Since this device is slim and compact you can easily carry it with you wherever you go. This is a great USB-C adapter hub, and it should work with all Type-C devices without any problems.
FAQ: Read more about adapter hubs
- Why are USB C hubs so expensive?
When they first appeared, they were novelty items but nowadays you can find extraordinary deals on USB-C hubs.
Of course there are USB-C hubs. Here’s a list with the best USB-C hubs to keep your devices connected.
- What does a USB C Hub do?
A USB-C hub connects to the USB-C port from your laptop, PC, or even a phone to extend the connection to other ports like Ethernet, USB-A, HDMI, and more.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in January 2017 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport