USB-C Hubs with 4K HDMI Port: Adapter Buying Guide for iPad Pro and Mac Computers
The simplification of manufacturers on their products makes it possible to design increasingly thin and light equipment in exchange for the removal of elements that may be useful to many users. The most representative example is found in Apple’s MacBook laptops, which for years they only include USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) ports, getting rid of USB-A, HDMI and SD card readers.
If the owner of one of these computers wants to connect an external flash storage unit, wired mouse or monitor to send the image to a larger screen for better use, you will need the corresponding adapter or hub in order to satisfy the need. While Apple sells many of these accessories on its website, several manufacturers offer its proposals, several times more complete than those of Cupertino.
Besides the MacBook, IPad Pro, among models launched in 2018, includes a USB-C connector It can also be used to connect devices other than to recharge its battery, which makes it possible to use external hard drives, microphones and SD cards with them. If you want to increase the possibilities of your Apple tablet or laptop, in this guide you will find several proposals for USB-C hubs with 4K HDMI port.
Hub USB-C UGREEN
This UGREEN device is made of aluminum and finished in Space Gray as can be found in most Apple products. Houses six ports in one device: Three USB-A 3.0 ports, SD and Micro SD card reader and HDMI port. Its approximate weight of 99.8 grams and dimensions of 11.5 x 3.6 x 1.2 cm, is considered an option for its confined and easy to carry size. Its price is 28.99 euros.
Today on Ebay for 38.35 €
Hub USB-C FITFORT
The FITFORT proposal is quite similar to that of UGREEN: they have a very similar design and are also made of aluminum. It slips easily into the pocket thanks to its small dimensions 114 x 24 x 10 mm. It has three USB-A 3.0 ports, SD and microSD card readers, and 4K HDMI output. It has integrated microchips and various protection systems to prevent overcurrents, voltages, short circuits and high temperatures to ensure the well-being of the owner. It is available by 38,99 euros 23,99 euros.
Today on Ebay for € 36.00
Hub USB-C RAYROW
We are making progress and we have the RAYROW USB-C hub, a device with more connection options than the previous ones. Similar in design to the previous ones, but not as compact as them, it has three USB-A 3.0 ports, 4K HDMI, SD and microSD card readers, in addition to Ethernet and another USB-C port to charge the computer or tablet battery. It costs 36.99 euros.
Today on Ebay for € 51.95
Honmax USB-C Hub
Honmax’s is similar to RAYRAW’s predecessor, both in design and capabilities, although the latter It’s more complete: five USB ports, three of them 2.0 and two 3.0, HDMI, two USB-C (one for charging and one for connecting peripherals), a Micro SD card reader and two for SD cards. It is also finished in aluminum, does not interfere with the signals of the Wi-Fi network and has protection against temperature and overload. Get it for 31.99 euros.
Today on Ebay for € 45.95
3-in-1 Uni to HDMI USB Adapter
The alternative offered by Uni has a very neat and elegant design with a metallic finish, although it is more basic than the others that we have discussed in the guide. It only has one USB-A port, another USB-C and HDMI connector. Its flexible braided nylon cable offers greater durability and reliability compared to other cables. It costs 24.99 euros.
Today on Ebay for € 39.16
VAVA USB-C Hub
The VAVA option is also quite complete, and how could it be otherwise, its appearance is supported and does not conflict with the design of Apple devices. It also has most of the ports anyone could need: USB-A, HDMI, Ethernet, SD and Micro SD and USB-C card readers. It is available by 58,99 euros 47,99 euros.
Today on Ebay for € 55.00
Hub USB-C Baseus
While the devices featured so far work on both Mac and iPad Pro, this one from Baseus is specially designed for use with the professional tablet those of Cupertino. It is placed in one of the corners of the device and has the ports that a user may need: 3.5mm audio jack, USB-C, SD and Micro SD card reader, HDMI port and USB-A 3.0 .
Today on Amazon for € 54.99
Satechi USB-C Hub
The latest model in the buying guide belongs to Satechi, a brand specializing in the development of peripherals compatible with Apple devices that are characterized by: a very neat design and generally good value for money. This model is simple but effective: 3.5mm audio jack, HDMI, USB-A 3.0 and USB-C to recharge the battery. At Amazon, it’s 58.99 euros.
Today on Ebay for 75,72 €