Satechi has just announced the availability of its take on the USB-C hub for the 2016 MacBook Pro. While USB-C ports may be standard in a few years, today they’re just not, and many creatives still rely on external hubs to get their work done. Satechi’s new aluminum Type-C Pro Hub will bring back the ports and expansion power users need.
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When Apple released the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, many eschewed the system for its lack of standard ports. Featuring four USB-C ports, in a world still dominated by standard USB 3.0, buyers of the new MacBook Pro would be limited by the I/O. One solution would be to dongle everything, but that could make for an inconvenient carry and potentially big cost.
Satechi’s new Type-C Pro Hub works with both the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. By utilizing two of the USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro, the Pro Hub brings more versatile options for power users. The Pro Hub features the following ports: one HDMI, one Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB-C port, an SD and a microSD slot.
Satechi shares that the Thunderbolt 3 port supports pass-through charging for both the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro and data speeds up to 40 Gbps. The HDMI port supports both 1080p @60Hz and 4k @30Hz resolutions.
This isn’t the first USB-C based port expansion hub we’ve seen. We went hands on with the HyperDrive a few months back and took a look at what it could bring power users.