When Apple introduced its latest and slimmest MacBook in the year 2015, this intelligent new designed created a stir. Besides the fact that it is so tiny and gorgeous in looks, this model came with a hefty price tag and a solitary port for connections. It also had a suspected keyboard from the user point of view. Later, the 2017 version of the same MacBook offered better typing experience, but the single USB-C remained the same.
There is only one USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port on the latest MacBook models. It is obviously powerful, but most of the times only one may not be enough for your use. Here, we will discuss better ideas to add more ports and use a best USB-c hub for MacBook, the smallest ever laptop of Apple. For those who can spend more, there is 13′ MacBook Pro which features Touch Bar as well as two additional ports.
Adding USB-C ports to MacBook
The USB-C port or Thunderbolt 3 on the MacBook is largely capable and flexible when it comes to what it can connect to. But, if your need is to regularly attached multiple peripherals at a time, then this machine may not be much in your favor.
A simple adapter or cable will not be of help instead that it can help you to plug in some conventional USB devices into the default USB-C port of your MacBook. For higher purposes, you can buy an adapter which can be plugged into the MacBook. There are many best USB-c hub for MacBook devices on offer at the online stores with some of the most popular options being:
- USB-C – Lightning cable
- USB-C – USB adapter
- Digital AV multiport adapter, etc.
Adding the ports with USB-C Hub
To effectively meet the MacBook user needs, peripheral manufacturers released various USB-C hubs and adapter. With the use of a good hub, which can be plugged into the MacBook port, one can easily plug in the other Apple devices like iPhone, webcam, microphone, printer, or an external hard drive, etc. into the ports of this add-on hub.
Some of the best options in USB-C hubs for MacBook pro include:
- USB-C Multiport Dock – Multiport HDMI HUB (MacBook & MacBook Pro)
- USB-C Multiport Gigabit HDMI 4K Hub
- USB C Thunderbolt 3 Multiport HDMI Hub
- USB C Multiport USB 3.0 Hub (MacBook Pro 2016)
- 8-in-1 Multiport Hub with Ethernet 4k
- USB-C Multiport USB 3.0 Hub (MacBook Pro 2018 and 2017)
- USB-C Multiport 4K HDMI Hub
- C Multiport Gigabit HDMI Hub
- USB-C 5-in-1 Hub cum Card Reader + PD Charging
With the addition of USB-C Thunderbolt 3 hub, your MacBook will become mightier to handle an additional number of devices without any hassle and thereby make your single connector MacBook more powerful and versatile. There are different varieties of adapters, dongles, and chargers also available which can further enhance your USB-C experience.
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