Satechi Launches Type-C Pro Hub for 2016 MacBook Pro With Ports for Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, SD, and More

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Accessory manufacturer Satechi today launched a new $99.99 Type-C Pro Hub for the 13-inch and 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pros, featuring a total of seven ports to make up for the inclusion of only Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports on the 2016 MacBook Pro.

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The new hub is similar in design to the Type-C Hub compatible with Apple's original 12-inch Macbook, but includes two Thunderbolt 3 dongles that take up both ports on either side of the new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar. The hub is compatible with the non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro as well.

After users plug the hub in, they can gain access to a passthrough Thunderbolt 3 port, a USB-C port, and the following ports missing from Apple's device: 4K HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and both SD and microSD card readers.


The Thunderbolt 3 port supports quick data transfer of speeds up to 40Gbps, as well as passthrough charging for both 13-inch (61W) and 15-inch (87W) models of the MacBook Pro. Users can output 1080p video at 60Hz via the HDMI port, and up to 4K video at 30Hz.

Both the USB 3.0 and USB-C ports include transfer speeds of up to 5 GB/s, while the photo and video editing capabilities of the SD card slots provide data transfer speeds of up to 104 MB/s.

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Those interested can purchase the Type-C Pro Hub from Satechi's website for $99.99 starting today. Like the company's other products, the hub comes in MacBook color-matching Silver and Space Gray, and has a brushed aluminum finish to complement Apple's aesthetics.

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Top Rated Comments

satchmo Avatar
48 months ago
Never been a fan of these all in one hubs that snug right up against the side of the MacBook body.

Not only is it being attached via one flimsy USB port, but visually it looks really bulky and unbalanced.

It almost seems more appropriate to have a single cable coming out of the USB-C and have the hub attached to that.


Correction: connection is via 2 USB ports.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
solamar Avatar
48 months ago

Just ordered 2.

Sucker! this is a HyperDrive knockoff AND ITS MORE EXPENSIVE! LOL!



Why is MacRumors advertising a knockoff? HyperDrive has been around... These guys just took their idea and repackaged it.

You can still get one on Indiegogo from HyperDrive for $79. I have mine in-hand, I got in on the Kickstarter and was delivered months ago for $69. Love it..

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hyperdrive-thunderbolt-3-usb-c-hub-for-macbook-pro#/
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Brookzy Avatar
48 months ago
And now we wait for Apple to slightly change the space between the Thunderbolt 3 ports on the next MacBook Pro. :P
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Torrijos Avatar
48 months ago
No Ethernet?!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samden Avatar
48 months ago

It's not meant for the 12" MacBook, but for the Late 2016 MacBook Pro models with two ports.
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Why not get something better, like the CalDigit USB-C dock? http://caldigit.com/usb-3-1-usb-c-dock/

I've been testing it, and my first impression is that it's a real plesasure to use.

Was looking through that product page and I saw two display ports, I was sold. Then I came across this: "For Mac customers looking to use dual monitors with an extended desktop this is not currently possible, as MST (Multi Stream Transport) is not supported within the Mac OS."

Freaking Apple having to make everything such a PITA. This explains why there are dozens of adapters and docks out there that still don't have the sole function I'm looking for. All I want is a single adapter for multiple displays. I already spent $2500 on this bloody machine I just want the ability to have more than a single screen through a single device.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
48 months ago
Just ordered 2.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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