Best USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro iMore 2022

The latest MacBook Pro models have some "new" ports, such as an HDMI port and media card slot in addition to the USB-C ports. Other recent MacBook Pro models only have USB-C ports. While USB-C is a fantastic technology, this could leave you wishing for some of those missing port options (especially USB-A). Here's a list of the best MacBook Pro USB-C hubs.

Satechi

Best for most people: Satechi USB C Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter

Staff Favorite

Satechi's multi-port adapter doesn't support high-speed data transfer or dual-4K displays. But it does have just about everything else you'd need to run your peripherals with your MacBook Pro. Things like SD and microSD card readers, 4K HDMI, Gigabit, and three USB-A ports.

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Great value: Anker USB C Hub for MacBook, PowerExpand Direct

This is the little hub that could. It's nearly as powerful as a docking station but costs a fraction and doesn't take up as much space. It has two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, micro SD and SD card readers, a Lightning audio port, a USB-C port for high-speed data transfer, and a USB-C port for up to 100 watts power delivery.

$70 at Amazon
Totu 11 In 1 Adapter

Most ports: TOTU 11-in-1 USB-C Hub Adapter with Ethernet - Space Gray

With USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, you can charge devices, connect external hard drives, plug in a keyboard, and a whole lot more. The HDMI and VGA ports allow you to connect to a big-screen display or TV for 4K support. On top of all that, there is also a Gigabit Ethernet port, TF and microSD card readers, and a USB-C port. Are you dizzy yet?

$48 at Amazon
Hyperdrive Pro

Ultra Slim: HyperDrive Pro 8-in-2

For a sleek-looking hub, take a peek at HyperDrive's unique hub style. It snaps right into place in your two MacBook Pro ports, turning it into eight different ports (including replacing the two USB-C ports you lost). It supports 40Gbp/s data transfer, 5K display, HDMI, SD, micro SD, mini DisplayPort, and USB-A. You'll never have to dangle your dongle from the side of your MacBook Pro again.

$100 at Amazon
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Many ports: CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Universal Multi-Port Hub

This impressive find offers four Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports and four USB-A ports for ultimate compatibility. With 60W power delivery, you can charge your MacBook while connecting up to seven additional devices. High-resolution displays (8K or dual 4K or 1440p extended displays) are supported.

$250 at Amazon
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Budget offering: uoeos USB C Hub 5-in-1 Adapter

Transform a single USB-C port into a five ports for data transfer: two USB-A ports (one USB 2.0 port and USB 3.0 port) an HDMI port, an SD card slot and a MicroSD card slot. Get your basics covered for less.

$19 at Amazon

Best MacBook Pro USB-C hubs: Which one is right for you?

Even thought Apple added more ports to the MacBook Pro (M1 Pro/Max, 2021), it never feels like quite enough for most of us. To prevent frustration, make sure you pick up a USB-C hub so you can still plug in all your essential Mac accessories. Hubs are designed to make your MacBook Pro more versatile, providing several different ports. They also tend to be more portable because they're lighter and smaller (and don't usually need their own wall plug). When it comes to USB-C hubs, we like the Satechi USB-C Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter because it's small, versatile, and reliable.

Other favorites, like the budget-friendly uoeos USB C Hub 5-in-1 Adapter and the port-heavy TOTU 11-in-1, also come highly recommended. When choosing a hub, make sure it offers the ports you require and go from there. Don't over-buy, however. If you don't need certain ports, avoid buying a hub that includes them and save yourself some cash and space in your gear bag.

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