What you need to know
- Plugable has just announced a new 7-in-1 USB-C hub.
- The hub supports 4K HDMI output, high-speed USB connectivity, and more.
- It'll even charge your computer as well.
Plugable today took the wraps off of its new 7-in-1 USB-C hub, available now for $24.95 (opens in new tab). Turning a single USB-C port into a raft of connectivity options, this hub could come in mighty handy when you need to plug something into your computer but don't have a port to connect it to.
With more and more notebooks going all-in on USB-C, the days of having an HDMI output are gone. The same goes for USB-A ports and SD card slots. But this new hub fixes all of that and it looks pretty good in the process.
The only downside I can see here is the lack of 60Hz support when running that HDMI port at 4K – it tops out at 30Hz at that resolution. But considering this thing costs just $24.95 (opens in new tab) it's still a great option. Just remember to clip that on-page coupon to save $5 from the norma; $30 asking price for a limited time.
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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