The new MacBook Airs don’t sport the USB-A ports anymore. What they have are two Thunderbolt ports on the left side. This leaves users with just one port if they’re also charging their MacBook Air. The only thing left to do is get a USB C hub, where you can connect different kinds of connectors and it only needs one USB-C output.
Here are your options for the best USB C hub for MacBook Air.
Anker PowerExpand+ 7-in-1 USB-C Hub
The Anker PowerExpand+ 7-in-1 USB-C Hub offers 4k 30Hz HDMI, USB-A data port, USB-C data port, SD card connectivity, and high-velocity pass-through charging via Power Delivery. The data transfer speeds are up to 5Gbps so it won’t take you a long time to transfer files. Aside from this media hub, the package also includes a travel pouch for when you’re on the go.
Anker PowerExpand 6-in-1 USB-C PD Ethernet Hub
Another Anker alternative is the Anker PowerExpand 6-in-1 USB-C PD Ethernet Hub. It’s slimmer compared to the PowerExpand+ 7-in-1 Hub but usability is equally great. You get a Power Delivery input port, an Ethernet port, an HDMI port, a USB-C data port, and two USB data ports. Quality is guaranteed when it comes to Anker, so you get an 18-month warranty in case this one falters too soon.
MOKiN USB-C Adapter
Specially designed for the new MacBook Air, the MOKiN USB-C Adapter offers six ports for your convenience. It has three USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card reader, and a USB-C 100W Power Delivery. You can connect your hard drive, keyboard, and mouse using this accessory. Its data transfer speed can also reach up to 5Gbps, which makes for efficient file transfers. Plus, it has a sleek aluminum design that looks great with your MacBook Air.
EUASOO USB-C Hub
The EUASOO USB-C Hub offers three USB 3.0 ports, a 4k HDMI video output, a 45-Gigabit Ethernet port, a VGA port, an audio 2-in-1 port, and a microSD card reader. It’s like an all-in-one port for all your needs. The HDMI port supports up to 4k resolution video at 30Hz and 1080p at 60Hz. Use the HDMI and VGA ports at the same time and the resolution would be amazing. This USB-C hub is extremely portable too, so you can bring it with you wherever you go.
Purgo Mini USB-C Hub Adapter Dongle
With the Purgo Mini USB-C Hub Adapter Dongle, you get an instant expansion of five ports at your disposal. These are 4k at 30Hz HDMI port, 100W Power Delivery, a USB-C data transfer port, and two USB 3.0 ports. You can use all of these ports at the same time. Talk about efficiency, am I right?
HOYOKI USB-C Hub
No more worrying about your USB-C hub heating up when you use HOYOKI. This hub has a fast heat dissipation performance so your hub won’t overheat despite long-time usage. It also features an advanced chip technology that allows for a 5Gbps transfer rate. You get three USB 3.0 ports as well as SD and microSD card readers.
Kensington SD1600P USB-C Dock
With the Kensington SD1600P USB-C Dock, you get three USB ports: two USB 3.0 ports and an extra USB-C port for data synchronization – all of which have a speed of up to 5Gbps. The hub also offers an HDMI port of 4k resolution at 30Hz and a VGA port as well. It’s a built-in charging hub so it can also power up mobile devices up to 2.4A. Hence, you won’t need to travel with additional power adapters when you got this dock to back you up.
Plugable USB-C Hub Multiport Adapter
The Plugable USB-C Hub Multiport Adapter offers 7 ports in just one accessory. It has three USB 3.0 ports, a 4k HDMI port, an SC card reader, a microSD card reader, and a USB-C Power Delivery charging port. You only need to bring this device with you when you’re traveling and you’re all set! With this hub, you get simultaneous port functionality as well as laptop protection. Plus, it also has a 2-year warranty!
Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter
What makes the Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter is its shape and design. It’s unlike most USB-C hubs we’ve ever seen. It has a round design with its output cord tucked in on its side. It offers an HDMI port with 4k resolution at 60Hz as well as USB-A and USB-C downstream ports. This hub has built-in cable management and a retractable coaxial cable. You can simply pop it inside your travel bag and you’re good to go.