Belkin Debuts New Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub Made From Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics

Popular Apple accessory maker Belkin recently introduced the Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub, which is the company's first U.S. product made from post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR). Belkin in January announced plans to transition to more environmentally friendly material for its products, and the launch of the hub is part of that effort.

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The Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub is made from 72 percent PCR in its product housing, a transition that was made without impacting the quality or the safety of the accessory. Made to be compact, the hub includes four USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and it supports pass-through charging of up to 100W. USB-C headphones and speakers are supported, and it works with Apple's Macs and iPads.

Belkin says that its new USB-C hub is the only hub on the market able to deliver a maximum of 10Gb/s, which is 2x faster than other available hubs. It's also using Fast Role Swap (FRS) in an effort to prevent data loss and interruption of device connections when adding or removing a power source from the hub.

Belkin's Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub is priced at $52 and it can be purchased from Amazon. Belkin also sells it directly for $45, but it is out of stock at the current time.

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Top Rated Comments

alexjholland Avatar
16 months ago
Worthless - because of that horrible fixed cable.

Why do manufacturers think this is helpful?

I cannot place the hub inside a drawer or box - and it dies when the connector dies.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChromeAce Avatar
16 months ago
Wow. Finally. A pure USB-C hub with no legacy bs ports. Been waiting 10 years for this.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Radeon85 Avatar
16 months ago
Good god, a very reasonably priced product from Belkin, I honestly expected it to be $129
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
isomorphic Avatar
16 months ago
What?!? An actual USB-C hub? With no extraneous ports for Ethernet, monitors, headphones, or SD cards?!?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k1121j Avatar
16 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/04/26/belkin-connect-4-port-usb-c-hub/')

Popular Apple accessory maker Belkin recently introduced the Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub, which is the company's first U.S. product made from post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR). Belkin in January announced plans ('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/01/04/belkin-ces-2023-environmental-update/') to transition to more environmentally friendly material for its products, and the launch of the hub is part of that effort.



The Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub is made from 72 percent PCR in its product housing, a transition that was made without impacting the quality or the safety of the accessory. Made to be compact, the hub includes four USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and it supports pass-through charging of up to 100W. USB-C headphones and speakers are supported, and it works with Apple's Macs and iPads.

Belkin says that its new USB-C hub is the only hub on the market able to deliver a maximum of 10Gb/s, which is 2x faster than other available hubs. It's also using Fast Role Swap (FRS) in an effort to prevent data loss and interruption of device connections when adding or removing a power source from the hub.

Belkin's Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub is priced at $52 and it can be purchased from Amazon ('https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Connect-Multiport-Transfer-Chromebook/dp/B0BY27XSJ3'). Belkin also sells it directly for $45 ('https://www.belkin.com/usb-c-to-4-port-usb-c-hub/AVC018btBK.html'), but it is out of stock at the current time.

Article Link: Belkin Debuts New Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub Main From Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics ('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/04/26/belkin-connect-4-port-usb-c-hub/')
Well at least the price isn't that bad :)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anshuvorty Avatar
16 months ago

It looks great for those of us with a 2 port laptop.
Note that the 2 ports on the MacBooks are both Thunderbolt 4 ports, whereas this hub only duplicates USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (which doesn't include Thunderbolt capability). In other words, you are losing some capability if you decide to plug this hub into one of the 2 ports on your MacBook.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)