ElevationLab today announced the launch of the ElevationHub, a unique product that combines cable management with an SD card slot and USB-A 3.0 port.
The ElevationHub attaches to the power adapter of a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, adding a rubberized velcro-lined strap that keeps the USB-C cord wound up while also delivering extra ports that MacBook models no longer have.
ElevationLab says that the ElevationHub was designed to "perfectly meet the geometry" of USB-C MacBook chargers, turning it into a single unit. It works with the 30W, 61W, 87W, and 96W power adapter options from Apple, though passthrough charging is limited to 61W.
The ElevationHub can be purchased standalone or with a six-foot braided USB-C 3.0 cord available for an extra $10. ElevationLab says the cord provides 10x faster data speeds (5Gb/s) than the USB-C cable that ships with the MacBook.
The ElevationHub can be pre-ordered from the ElevationLab website for $49.95 with the braided USB-C cord or $39.95 without it. Pre-sale customers can get a 20 percent discount with the promo code TIDY, and orders will ship out in mid-July.
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And if your criteria for ‘charging properly’ is charges-at-the-maximum-speed-the-device-will-allow, then a lot of iPhones have shipped with a charger that can’t even charge them properly (all iPhones that came with a 5-W charger since, I think, the iPhone 7, which includes even the iPhone 11).
* Their older PSUs had cable management (generally the new power bricks lack all and any innovation)
* integrated "dock" on the PSU would have added neglible cost...
* 2 USB-A, 5V 2.1A
* 2 USB-C, 1 uplink, the other with Displayport out via USB-C
At least that is what I would have expected from a Premium brand...
When you are travelling these kind of features come in very handy. Have a power socket in the bus, train,... there you go. Or simply in a Hotel where there is a power socket usually next to the bed. Charge your iPhone and Macbook at the same time with ONE charger. Or at home if you use it at your desk. Just connect your mouse, keyboard, whatever and display to the PSU directly and only ONE cable the Macbook.
If you have the courage to go USB-C only on a PRO device better also include PRO accesseries... I'm not saying this need to be a standard accessory on an Air, but on a Macbook Pro with those large bricks... it certainly should.