HyperDrive USB-C Hub for 2018 iPad Pro Adds Ports for 4K HDMI, Headphones, SD Card, and More

Accessory company Hyper today announced the HyperDrive USB-C Hub for the 2018 iPad Pro. Apple's latest iPad Pro is the first of the company's tablets to include USB-C (replacing the Lightning port), allowing support for third-party USB-C accessories like Hyper's new device.


The HyperDrive for iPad Pro adds six total ports to the tablet: 4K HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, SD card slot, Micro SD card slot, USB-A 3.0, and USB-C Power Delivery. Hyper explains that the accessory features a replaceable C-shape grip that holds the USB-C hub securely onto the iPad Pro.


The device is available in Space Gray and Silver, to match the iPad Pro's colors, and it will work with both 11-inch and 12.9-inch models with and without the Smart Keyboard Folio. The company says that the HyperDrive for iPad Pro will be available in December for $49 for customers who sign up to be notified on its website. Otherwise, the device will run for $99.99.

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2 weeks ago

Maybe it's just me, but I fail to see why this is a better solution than having a laptop, with... you know - ACTUAL PORTS!!!

Lol not an Apple laptop
Rating: 12 Votes
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2 weeks ago
I rather have the hub connected by a wire than all that clutter right up against the device
Rating: 11 Votes
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2 weeks ago
Maybe it's just me, but I fail to see why this is a better solution than having a laptop, with... you know - ACTUAL PORTS!!!
Rating: 10 Votes
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2 weeks ago
The iPad seems to be entering its awkward stage in life. No longer a child, but clearly not an adult.
Rating: 10 Votes
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2 weeks ago
Great accessory,but Apple has to hate how ridiculous that looks with all those cables attached to their product. They create simplistic products but breed a third party dongle culture essentially making the product look like one big cluster fnck.
Rating: 8 Votes
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2 weeks ago

Maybe it's just me, but I fail to see why this is a better solution than having a laptop, with... you know - ACTUAL PORTS!!!


Seriously? Lol. There are people who have both a notebook and a tablet. An iPad is great because it’s touch screen and apps optimized specifically for it. It’s a totally different experience doing things on the iPad and depending on what you’re doing that experience is better.
Rating: 7 Votes
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2 weeks ago
Wow, that’s fugly.. I think it would have made more sense to have ran a small cable from the port to allow the dock to sit on the desk or tucked behind the iPad?
Rating: 6 Votes
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2 weeks ago
Seems like a really convenient way to break your USB-C port...
Rating: 6 Votes
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2 weeks ago
I’d avoid these flush mount hubs like the plague. It’s better to have a hub with a short cable. It puts way less stress on the contector, especially when uptight. I have a Hyper for the 12” MacBook because it was the only option for MiniDisplayPort for the longest time. It never sat right, always seems loose, and any cable tension from the hookups causes issues.

Pluggable makes a nice little charging dock that has been a much nicer replacement.
Rating: 5 Votes
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2 weeks ago
Can the iPad actually access anything stored on an external drive tho? Guess NOT
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