After the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the standard that is gaining momentum at the USB port is USB-C.A standard that different manufacturers implement on new products, like Apple on the MacBook. This is not only because other Windows-based computer manufacturers are implementing this standard. This not only undermines your connectivity but especially the number of ports on a laptop is much lower, where we can only find one or two USB-C ports.
So, the cost and practical solution is the choice of a USB-C Hub which offers a multitude of essential ports. The brand Promate is fully aware of the potential of such an accessory and does not waste time for this product available in its catalog. Title Hub Promate MacHub-12-C USB 5 in 1and sold at a price of around € 40, is he is as the essential accessory for anyone with a laptop with a small port and only USB-C?
We go directly to the product, the package does not happen to be mentioned for this type of accessory. Some may feel that the presence of a case when transporting the laptop would be a good idea, unfortunately this is not the case here. Already this model is available in three colors, which come very close to the range of colors offered by Apple on its smartphones, tablets and notebook computers. It is therefore possible to choose between the colors “Or,” the color “Silver” colors and “Grey Area”. Very light (about 15 grams), the hub tries not to be too cumbersome with the following dimensions: 8.4 x 2.8 x 0.8 cm (approximately).
The first contact, whether visual or touch is very good. The hub design is excellent with really good material, aluminum brushed the colors “Grey Area” is very convincing. The finish is exemplary for a hub, which is far from routine for this kind of product. Solid and stylish, the hub will drive the point with its connectivity part. On one side a USB-C input and the other a total of 5 outputs! This will benefit a USB-C port, an SD card reader, a MicroSD card reader and two USB 3.0 ports.
Hard not hide his satisfaction with as many relevant outputs. We also note the presence of a built-in LED indicator Hub to see the first look if the hub is in use. We will now dwell on each of these standards in order to see more clearly the qualities offered. With the USB-C need not take the trouble to observe the cable for the correct direction of connection, USB-C is reversible. Regarding the USB 3.0 ports, it provides a maximum transfer speed of 5GB per second.
On the card reader, SDHC and micro SDHC cards are fully compatible with the hub. Compared to the hub compatibility with operating systems, it runs smoothly on minimum Windows 7/8 / 8.1 and Mac OS 10.5. You will understand, this USB-C of the brand Promate Hub is just excellent at all levels, except nevertheless its price a little high compared to competition but which is explained by an exemplary finish and a performance completely up to date with current standards.