Satechi Debuts New Slim 4K Multi-Port USB-C Adapter

by

Satechi today announced an expansion of its Type-C accessory line, introducing the new Slim 4K Multi-Port USB-C Adapter. The Slim Multi-Port Adapter is designed to add multiple extra port connections to a laptop or desktop along with 4K support.

satechi1
The adapter, which has a sleek aluminum design and comes in colors to match Apple's MacBook line (Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, and Space Gray), features a 4K HDMI port able to output video from a computer to a 4K monitor.

The Slim 4K Multi-Port Adapter also includes two standard USB-A ports and it supports passthrough charging, so multiple devices can be connected to a 12-inch MacBook while it is also charging.

satechi2
Satechi is selling the Slim 4K Multi-Port Adapter starting today. It can be purchased from the Satechi website for $59.99.

Tag: Satechi

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
54 months ago

What is "4K HDMI"?
Is it 1.4 or 2.0 or what?

It should be able to carry either signal, but AFAIK in the MacBook's case it would be 1.4.

(2.0 signals can be carried on 1.4 cables.)
[doublepost=1472759272][/doublepost]

These are PRECISELY the ports, the MacBook should have had from the beginning...

For many people, those ports are as unnecessary as your comma. ;)
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 months ago
These are PRECISELY the ports, the MacBook should have had from the beginning...
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 months ago

These are PRECISELY the ports, the MacBook should have had from the beginning...

I like it's bold design decisions. The MacBook has an unapologetic vision of all wireless accessories with a powerful dock when needed. If this doesn't work for you, then you have the whole rest of the market to choose from.
It's ok that this one product doesn't meet your specific needs.
For the record, I don't find the MB right for me either. The Pro line suits my needs better. But it is perfect for my wife. The slim size is very important for her and in the year she has had it, I don't think she even noticed that it lacked ports.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 months ago

Good point. Well, they could make it a centimeter or two thicker. There’s a point where thinness is nice but useless. This is where the computer becomes a piece of art instead of being a tool. Aesthetics are nice, but utility is far more important.

Then don't buy a "car" when what you want is a "truck." It's that simple. If I wanted a thicker computer I would have kept my MacBook Pro.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 months ago
Still no love for new displays and a Mac Pro. The spec's for a late-2013 Mac Pro starting around $4K are embarrassing (4096x2160 at 24 Hz, 3840x2160 at 30 Hz via HDMI), with limited SST and MST display support. My "current gen" $6k+ 8-Core Mac Pro6,1 with 32GB's RAM and dual D700's can't even support "pro" level dual/tri display setups without adapters.

Numerous display prototypes have been in production with the possibility of returning to a full display lineup again (re: CCFL 20"/23"/30" Cinema Displays circa 2004), yet it's always been a "maybe". Ironically, many on the design teams are using some prototypes for daily work. Cooks decision (not Jobs') to drop the full CCFL display line in '08 for a single 24" then 27" LED LCD display using the then current gen iMac LG or Sharp LED panel was purely profit driven. We already had the panels and form factor, using USB 2.0 ports and cables too short to reach a desktop system added insult to injury.

The false notion that the "pro" market is niche irks me. The amount of money studio's, professional photographers (Annie Leibovitz would drop an easy 6 figures a year), etc. spent annually on hardware (30" displays, PowerMac's/Mac Pro's/etc) and editing suite licenses was substantial. Many erroneously assumed the pro market was small and thus lacked demand and profit.

Two things wrong with this misinformed belief:

1. Studio's and pro's invested substantially in annual systems and "pro"-grade editing suites (FCP7, Aperture, etc)
2. Cutting "Pro" line systems and editing suites first then claiming the market wasn't profitable after the fact is ludicrous.

Demand was always there. Studio's invested elsewhere after the fact and their annual marketshare sum was substantial. Apple dropped the ball. They have succeeded in the consumer markets yet lost a substantial amount in professional markets. They drove those to other platforms and suites, and the time and money invested in switching will not bring those back given Apple's current focus. They shot themselves in the foot and claimed the market was the reason, it wasn't. Market saturation and a severely outdated Mac line have investors worried about Apple's future, especially pushing into new markets in China and India in which sales are far below projected conservative estimates.

Cook needs to revisit Jobs' "Quadrant" as product fragmentation within our R&D divisions would make John Sculley proud. Focus and innovation are lacking and it's disconcerting for many of us.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 months ago

These are PRECISELY the ports, the MacBook should have had from the beginning...

Where would you place them in the current casing?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Early iPhone 12 Tests Show Ceramic Shield is Stronger and More Scratch Resistant Than iPhone 11 Glass

Friday October 23, 2020 1:21 pm PDT by
Apple's new iPhone 12 models are protected by a Ceramic Shield cover glass that has nano-ceramic crystals infused right into the glass to improve durability. According to Apple, Ceramic Shield offers four times better drop protection than the glass used for the iPhone 11 models. YouTube channel MobileReviewsEh conducted some tests on the iPhone 12 using a force meter to compare its performance ...

First Impressions From New iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Owners

Thursday October 22, 2020 4:20 pm PDT by
It's already Friday, October 23, in Australia and New Zealand, which means some customers who purchased an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro already have their new devices in hand. We've seen dozens of reviews of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro from media sites, but now first impressions from regular Apple customers are available. Image via MacRumors reader Boardiesboi New iPhone 12 and 12 Pro owners are...

iPhone 12 Pro Allows You to Measure Someone's Height Instantly Using LiDAR Scanner

Saturday October 24, 2020 11:12 am PDT by
iPhone 12 Pro models feature a new LiDAR Scanner for enhanced augmented reality experiences, but the sensor also enables another unique feature: the ability to measure a person's height instantly using the Measure app. You can even measure the seated height of a person in a chair, according to Apple. When the Measure app detects a person in the viewfinder, it automatically measures their...

Apple VP Kaiann Drance Interview Addresses Battery Life, MagSafe, and Power Adapter Concerns

Friday October 23, 2020 3:37 am PDT by
Apple's Vice President of iPhone Marketing, Kaiann Drance, has provided a new interview to Rich DeMuro on the Rich on Tech Podcast, to discuss the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Although much of the interview repeated points from Apple's "Hi, Speed" event, there were a number of interesting tidbits regarding the affect of 5G on battery life, MagSafe concerns, and the lack of a power adapter in...

iPhone 11 Pro Outlasts iPhone 12 and 12 Pro in Extensive Battery Life Test

Friday October 23, 2020 8:36 am PDT by
Arun Maini today shared a new side-by-side iPhone battery life video test on his YouTube channel Mrwhosetheboss, timing how long the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models last on a single charge compared to older models, with equal brightness, settings, battery health, and usage. All of the devices are running iOS 14 without a SIM card inserted. In the test, the iPhone 11 Pro outlasted both ...

Apple Distributing New Heated Display Removal Machine for iPhone 12 Repairs

Thursday October 22, 2020 6:20 pm PDT by
Apple is providing Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers with a new heated display removal fixture for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro repairs, according to information obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source. To open iPhone 12 models, technicians will be required to slide the device into a specialized tray, and then place the tray into the high-temperature fixture for two...

Apple Warns MagSafe Charger Can Leave Circular Imprints on Leather Cases

Friday October 23, 2020 3:23 pm PDT by
If you keep your iPhone in a leather case while charging with Apple's new MagSafe Charger, the case might show circular imprints from contact with the accessory, according to a new Apple support document published today. Apple's leather cases for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are not available until November 6, but a MacRumors reader has already shared a photo of a circular imprint on...

MagSafe Charger Teardown Reveals Simple Design With Magnets and Charging Coil Encircling a Small Circuit Board

Friday October 23, 2020 7:50 am PDT by
iFixit has today shared a teardown of Apple's new MagSafe charger for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. An X-ray of the MagSafe charger courtesy of Creative Electron reveals the internal charging coil surrounded by a circular arrangement of magnets within the puck. The only seam that iFixit was able to leverage to open the device was where the white rubber circle meets the metal rim,...

PSA: Non-iPhone 12 Models Charge Super Slowly With MagSafe Charger

Friday October 23, 2020 4:11 pm PDT by
Alongside the iPhone 12 models, Apple introduced a new $39 MagSafe Charger that's meant to work with the magnets in the iPhone 12 Pro models to charge them up at a maximum of 15W. The MagSafe Charger is technically able to be used with older iPhones, but it's not a good idea because the charging with non-iPhone 12 devices is so slow. We did two tests with the iPhone XS Max, draining the...

New Photos Offer Better Look at iPhone 12 Color Options

Tuesday October 20, 2020 2:34 am PDT by
As we wait for the iPhone 12 review embargo to lift later today, more pictures are circulating of the devices in real-world lighting conditions, providing a better look at the different colors available. Leaker DuanRui has shared images on Twitter of the iPhone 12 in white, black, blue, green, and (PRODUCT)RED. The black and white colors are similar to the iPhone 11 colors, but the other...