What you need to know
- Xfanic is a foldable desk stand and organizer for your MacBook.
- The stand also has a hub, offering ports galore.
Nobody likes working at a messy desk so many people use a desk organizer. Others use a laptop stand. Wouldn't it be great if they were both the same thing? And what if that thing could be a hub, too? That's the $99 Xfanic and you can get yours via Kickstarter right now.
Well, not right now because the Xfanic won't be ready to ship until October, but the project has already blown through its funding goal with almost a full month to go before the project is complete. It's pretty easy to see why this thing is so popular as well, because as well as being somewhere to stand your MacBook while you work, it has all of the ports you'd expect from a solid hub, too.
Those ports include a pair of USB-C ports capable of 100w USB-C Power Delivery as well as an HDMI port good for 4K at 60Hz. Then there's an Ethernet port as well, followed by a TF and SD card slot. Two USB-A 3.0 ports round out the collection.
All of that comes in at $99, which seems pretty reasonable for something that's made of metal and looks pretty sturdy, despite its foldable design. You can order yours from Kickstarter now.
Looking for something a little more traditional? These are the best USB-C hubs for your Mac.
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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.