Plugable's new USB-C Multiport Adapter offers USB and HDMI like Apple's but at half the price

Plugable USB-C Multiport Adapter
Plugable USB-C Multiport Adapter (Image credit: Plugable)

What you need to know

  • Plugable's new USB-C Multiport Adapter is here.
  • It offers a 4K HDMI output and a USB-A port from a single USB-C connector.
  • It's similar to Apple's USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. But cheaper.

Plugable continues to make a name for itself by offering great accessories and devices at competitive pricing. The new USB-C Multiport Adapter is no different, bringing two important ports to the Mac at half the price of Apple's own dongle.

With portable Macs coming with ever fewer ports we're getting used to that dongle life. But anyone who wants an HDMI port and a USB-A port from their USB-C Mac probably spent big on Apple's USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. New buyers needn't do that, though – Plugable's adapter offers the same functionality but for half the price. That's just $24.95, by the way.

Functionality includes:

  • Connect an external monitor
  • Connect an additional USB device
  • Connect your USB-C power adapter to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 system

Those with a single USB-C port needn't worry – this adapter also has a USB-C Power Delivery port for charging purposes, too.

You can order the Plugable HDMI Multiport Adapter from Amazon for just $24.95 right now. Be quick, and clip the coupon, and you'll save an extra $5, too.

Oliver Haslam

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.