What you need to know
- Hyper has announced two new dongles that can output to two 4K monitors at a time.
- One of the new dongles can act as a hub with multiple new ports made available.
Hyper is out today with two new dongles, one of which can be used to add a plethora of ports to your Mac. Both of them can, however, drive two 4K displays from an M1 Mac.
The first of the two is dubbed the HyperDrive Dual 4K HDMI 3-in-1 USB-C Adapter and it will sell for $129.99. For that money, you'll get the aforementioned 4K output to two displays via HDMI as well as a 100W USB-C charging port.
But undoubtedly, the best offering here is the Dual 4K HDMI 10-in-1 USB-C Hub, priced at just shy of $200. You get all kinds of things for your money here though, with the two 4K HDMI ports just the beginning. There's a whole lot more going on here!
- HDMI 4K 60Hz
- HDMI 4K 30Hz
- USB-C 100W Power Delivery
- Gigabit Ethernet
- 3.5mm Audio Combo Jack (Speaker & Microphone)
- MicroSD UHS-I 104 MB/s
- SD UHS-I 104 MB/s
- 2 x USB-A 5Gbps
- USB-C 5Gbps
If that tickles your fancy — and it really should! — you can place an order now with shipping expected towards the end of the month. If you're in the market for a hub that gives you a ton of ports and need to drive two displays, this could be the best Mac offering around.
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