Satechi Launches Type-C Aluminum Stand and Hub for Mac Mini

Satechi today released the new Type-C Aluminum Stand and Hub for Mac mini, which sits under the Mac mini and provides a collection of front-facing ports for convenience, similar to Satechi's iMac stand.


The six ports include a USB-C data port, three USB 3.0 ports, micro/SD card readers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The accessory also has built-in air vents that regulate temperature of the ‌Mac mini‌.


Satechi is selling the Type-C Aluminum Stand and Hub for ‌Mac mini‌ at $79.99 on its website and on Amazon.

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3 weeks ago


this thing will make the mini overheat even more, I have to keep mine sideways to be semi-ok. Should have came with a build in active cooler on the bottom, that would be nice.

From the OP: "The accessory also has built-in air vents that regulate temperature of the Mac mini." You mean like that?
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3 weeks ago
It’s like a DLC but for a computer lol
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3 weeks ago
Good design. I'd like to see the same case but connected by Thunderbolt and with two M.2 SSD bays inside it.
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3 weeks ago
Ummmm. Or you could just turn your Mac mini around so it's ports are facing you
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3 weeks ago
Sad that this product even exists but great execution by them.
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3 weeks ago
Mac mini has a competent selection of ports:

* 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
* 2 USB 3 (USB-A) ports
* 1 HDMI 2.0
* 1 Ethernet
* 1 3.5 mm headphone

While this product is well designed, bus powered, and makes ports more accessible, most Mac mini users I know aren't craving for more ports.

Now, if it had 2.5" disk bay, it would be an awesome product.
Rating: 3 Votes
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3 weeks ago


Sad that this product even exists but great execution by then.


Why? Similar docks existed for the 2011-2014 Mac mini, some with HDD/SSD bays and/or DVD/Blu-ray in addition to more ports. This is nothing new.
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3 weeks ago
Neat product but I kinda wish Apple would offer something like this.

Imagine hiding a USB-C port under the mac mini instead so they're connected the second you stack them kinda like the Satellaview for the Super Famicom or SegaCD? They could even offer different configurations etc. A lot of people would probably pay $100 for certain configs directly from Apple. But they would never do that :(
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3 weeks ago


this thing will make the mini overheat even more, I have to keep mine sideways to be semi-ok. Should have came with a build in active cooler on the bottom, that would be nice.


Maybe you are exceeding the machines design capacity?
That being said, if you want to be creative, you could buy an alum heat sink to work out a diy cooling solution. There are lots of choices available for you look in the right places. And you would probably need to do some cutting and grinding... But if the mini is dissipating a significant amount of heat through the case, it could work. The aesthetics might be compromised, but it would be kind of cool. Call it the porcupine mini?
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3 weeks ago


Ummmm. Or you could just turn your Mac mini around so it's ports are facing you


This is for stuff you temporarily connect like flash drives, I don't want all my permanent connections dangling out on to my desk like Power, Ethernet, HDMI, Speakers, Hard Drives etc.

Personally I think this is a really great design.
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