The MacBook might not be everyone’s darling thanks to Apple’s adamant decision to give it rather unconventional ports. While these ports might be the future, people who are yet to move on and still need conventional USB, HDMI and card reader ports will need a helping hand to survive the otherwise sleek and impressive laptop. Here are some of the top USB-C adapter deals you should consider if you already have the 2016 MacBook Pro.
Choetech USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
Choetech USB –C digital AV multiport adapter offers a relatively cheap and simple way to extend your USB-C port. It will give you an HDMI port, one USB-C port, and a regular USB 3.0 port, all of which will come in handy if you have an array of peripherals to connect to your computer. The one USB 3.0 port might force you to use one peripheral at a go or invest in a USB hub. It’s still a great bargain at around $30.
Satechi type-C USB Passthrough Hub
This adapter adds 4K capable HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports and a USB –C port. The extra USB 3.0 ports make it more flexible while the USB-C port will be more of a disappointed since it only delivers power for charging and does not transmit data. The Satechi is super slim and easy to carry around but it could be a bit pricey compared to the Choetech adapter.
It still gives you an extra memory card slot to bring up the overall port count to the regular roster we are all used to.
OWC USB-C Dock
This is the perfect dock for stationary workers. It is bulky yes but it will give you all the ports you need without compromising on speed or performance. You will get 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB-C ports, SD card slot, Gigabit Ethernet, audio in and out and HDMI with 4K display. This makes it the perfect solution that you will leave at your working desk at work or at home and use your MacBook without any trouble.
A 80W power plug ensures all the peripherals stay juiced up and is a true testimony to its mission as a permanent solution to an otherwise permanent problem.
The Hub+ is portable but still doesn’t disappoint with its 7 port count and built-in battery. There are 3 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB-C ports, 1SD card slot and 1 Mini DisplayPort. One of the USB-C ports connects to the Mac while the other can plug into the power adapter to charge the computer as you use the dongle.