MacRumors Giveaway: Win a USB-C Pro Hub Adapter From Satechi

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of Satechi's Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapters, designed for Apple's 2016 and 2017 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. With these machines, a hub is a must because of the limited number of ports and the lack of USB-A.


Satechi's Pro Hub measures in at 4.5 inches long and 1.1 inches wide, and it plugs right into the side of a MacBook Pro, using two USB-C ports on either the left or right side (or just the one side on 13-inch non Touch Bar models).


Made of aluminum and available in either Silver or Space Gray, the hub matches well with the MacBook Pro, and at just 1.4 ounces, it's super portable and can even travel plugged right into your machine.


The Pro Hub features an HDMI port that supports 1080p video at 60Hz (4K at 30Hz), two USB-C ports, 2 USB-A ports, an SD card slot, and microSD card slot. The USB-C power delivery port supports 5K video (or 2x4K), 40Gb/s data transfer speeds, and passthrough charging up to 87W, so it works with all USB-C MacBook Pro models. The second USB-C port does not support passthrough charging, but offers data transfer speeds up to 5Gb/s.


Satechi sells the Pro Hub for $99, but we have three to give away to MacRumors readers for free. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

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The contest will run from today (August 11) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on August 18. The winners will be chosen randomly on August 18 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.



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21 months ago
I have something like this built-in in my MBP from 2012.
Believe it or not. It's crazy I know.
Rating: 18 Votes
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21 months ago
A reminder of Apple's ignorance removing all these necessary ports from the so called "Pro" Macbook..heh instead they are offering a silly and completely useless emoji bar..what a failure.
Rating: 8 Votes
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21 months ago

and at just 1.4 ounces, it's super portable and can even travel plugged right into your machine.

I'd suggest against this, or something bad will happen either suddenly or gradually.
Rating: 7 Votes
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21 months ago
If only it had a NIC. It would be The Device.
Rating: 5 Votes
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21 months ago
We hope this was the last coup of Jony Ive - the wrong direction of laptop designs was taken in 2012 and earlier with MB - just 1 USB-C but headphone socket! #1 ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/newest-macbook-pro-13-with-satechi-usb-c-hub-originally-designed-for-macbook.2034954/')
Apple Watch and Air Pods and to give his voice to Ad-videos - these are his "playgrounds" he is talented for...

Buy MB Air 13" or elder Mac Book Pro as long as available, because the change of MB and MBP designs will need time :( ;-)

By the way: better take the smaller SATECHI using just 1 USB-C socket and connect it to MBP with a USB-C/USB-C cable to escape any mechanical damage - the free USB-C you use for third party MagSafe adapter for e-supply.
Rating: 2 Votes
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21 months ago
Apple should have named these macbook pros to macbook lite. Sure, people would still buy them but it's very inconvenient.
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21 months ago

I have something like this built-in in my MBP from 2012.
Believe it or not. It's crazy I know.


It's called a transition.
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21 months ago

They make one that does. https://satechi.net/products/satechi-aluminum-multi-port-adapter-4k


That one's nice, but I really like that the one shown here uses both ports and then lies flush against the body of the case.
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21 months ago

Awesome stuff, I'm not elegible because I'm not US resident. I wish everyone luck, Satechi makes really good stuff


I don't completely agree. I got a previous generation USB-C hub from them which was originally designed for the MacBook (the super slim one) and while it feels like aluminium all around it turns out the connector side wall is plastic and near its screws where it's most thin, it has broken on both sides. This leads often to the internal circuit board popping slightly out when I disconnect the hub - not very good at all... for the €49 I paid for this thing it should be all aluminium and a little heavier in my opinion.

I would also love if it was magnetised on MBP side so that removing tightly attached USB devices wouldn't pull out the hub as well.

Nicely designed devices but with their weaknesses and flaws.
Rating: 2 Votes
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21 months ago

They make one that does. https://satechi.net/products/satechi-aluminum-multi-port-adapter-4k

FYI this one does not support the full power requirements for power pass-thru. MBP 2017 needs 87 watts and full draw, this only supports 49 watts.

The USB-C hub for the giveaway does support 87 watts but only on 1 USB-C port. I have this adapter and it's ok, but it's very finicky if you bump it. I've had it disconnect on my while reading a SD card just by slightly moving the laptop.
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