Satechi's USB-C Hub for 2018 iPad Pro Now Available: 4K HDMI, Headphone Jack, USB-C With Power Delivery, and USB-A

Tuesday December 11, 2018 6:59 AM PST by Joe Rossignol

Satechi today announced that its new USB-C hub for the 2018 iPad Pro is now available for purchase for $59.99 on the accessory maker's website and Amazon.


Designed for the new iPad Pro with a USB-C port, the hub features a HDMI output, one USB-C port with Power Delivery, one USB-A port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, enabling the tablet to be connected to a wide variety of peripherals, such as a 4K display via HDMI, a wired keyboard via USB, and wired headphones.


Satechi is currently offering 20 percent off with code MPH20%OFF at checkout, lowering the price of its USB-C hub to $48 for a limited time.

For comparison, accessory maker Hyper has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a USB-C hub that features six connectivity options: a 4K HDMI output, a 3.5mm headphone jack, SD and microSD card slots, one USB-A port, and one USB-C port with Power Delivery. The early bird price is $49 and the regular price will be $99.

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17 months ago
Ah, here's how we know the iPad is reaching parity with the Mac: dongles.
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17 months ago
All these accessories - I fondly remember the days when Apple had them built into their laptops.

Yes, this is supposed to be for an iPad, I know.

When measuring an iPad or a MacBook or whatever, we should start adding the dimensions of these dongs into the specs. Now, we have not so portable or thin or light-weight devices.
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17 months ago
In before all the antiquated port lovers bash this, but I think this is pretty cool actually. If I had the iPad Pro, I'd deeply consider this. It offers a lot of productivity in a compact attachment. Especially if I was using an iPad Pro as a primary device, or as a sideways primary device alongside my MacBook Pro. For $49 that's pretty enticing, for $99, a bit less so, but still cool.
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17 months ago

Hacks, rig jobs, and dongles. Apple kind of scares me. It could be why my MBP sits idle and I don't own an iPhone, yet..

Dongles are for the duration of a transition period like PS/2 to USB adapters, 30 Pin to Lightning adapters, HDMI to DVI adapters, or even plug-in hybrid cars, etc. The point is eventually you will transition to USB-C/TB3 only and not need the dongle.

If THAT scares you, I'd hate to see you when we actually get our flying cars and hover boards.
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17 months ago

All these accessories - I fondly remember the days when Apple had them built into their laptops.

Yes, this is supposed to be for an iPad, I know.

When measuring an iPad or a MacBook or whatever, we should start adding the dimensions of these dongs into the specs. Now, we have not so portable or thin or light-weight devices.

Just because 10% of users might need a dongle some of the time for extra functions doesn't mean Apple has to match their specs with them. Personally I prefer a portable device, especially a tablet, to be as portable as possible with possible extra functions only when needed. Modularity is much better than having everything inside when I don't need it most of time. The DVD drive on the old MacBook Pros is a prime example of this. I would much rather have had a thinner computer with a USB superdrive than a disk bay that I've touched maybe once or twice throughout my ownership.
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17 months ago

Very nice. I can hook up my hard drive, wired keyboard and Logitech mouse. Oh wait...

Question - if these are nice to have features or even -necessary- needed functionality why has the 2012 surface tablet failed to sell?

Seriously - shade gets tossed at Apple just like you’re doing now. This has been a solved problem for going on 5 years now starting with with the x86 surface tablet pro. How well has that sold to businesses or indivduals?

There is a disconnect between this continued criticism of Apple’s iPad and actual market sales or desire. Early Andriod tablets with say Adobe Flash (for the full web experience) should have sold better or, at least, later more refined tablets. But, noone else seems to be able to challenge the decidely self-crippled Apple iPad.

If Apple is so wrong and hard drive, wired keyboard and Logitech mouse functionality isn’t niche then *someone* should be able to get the right combination of weight, thickness, hardware and software correct to kick over Apple’s apple cart and strip the market from them. I mean, the product is there - surface and android tablets - the competition capable of engineering, manufacuring, and marketing such products. So why isnt anyone or any business buying in on this?
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