What you need to know
- The Kolude KD-K1 Keyhub is a keyboard and a hub in one.
- There are ports for memory cards, monitor connections, and more.
- It's available via Kickstarter.
The Kolude KD-K1 Keyhub is more than just a keyboard. It's a hub, too. Which probably explains the name, now I think about it.
The keyboard portion of this is certainly a looker. As far as keyboards go, this is one of the nicest I've come across recently thanks to those rounded, concave keys and gorgeous white backlight. Oh what I'd give for Apple's Magic Keyboard to have a backlight. You even get to choose between black and white versions, too.
The real kicker here is that hub component, though. Kolude wants you to use your keyboard as the center of your connectivity setup, whether that's a mouse, a monitor, or some form of removable storage. And there's plenty of scope for plugging things into the Keyhub, too.
You'll find no fewer than nine different holes around the back of this thing. NINE!
- USB 2.0
- USB 3.0 x 3
- USB-C Power Delivery
Unfortunately that HDMI port is only capable of 4K at 30Hz as a maximum, but it'll certainly do in a pinch.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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