The best USB-C hub for the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
I’ve always been a fan of USB hubs that attaches directly to the MacBook. Back when I was using my old 13″ MacBook Pro, I found the Elecom U2H-TZ300B on that worked really well. Now that I’m just upgraded, its again time to the best USB-C hub for the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar . This is especially so since I still cannot avoid needing to plug in USB 3.0 devices and also plugging in external monitors via HDMI.
I think I found the best USB-C hub for the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
Introducing the Satechi Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter.
As you can see in the diagram above. The Satechi Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter comes with all the necessary ports and adapters I need. At the office, I use this adapter essentially as a dock. I leave the HDMI cable, the USB-C charge cable and another USB 3.0 hub plugged into the Satechi Type-C Pro Hub. So whenever I get back to office, all I need to do is to just plug in the Pro Hub and voila, I get all my devices working.
The Satechi Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter comes in a relatively simple box packaging. Opening it reveals a simple plastic that holds the hub in place. Nothing fancy at all. I suppose that’s fine since it serves its purpose though it does somehow gave it a cheap feel as compared to the actual hub itself.
The Satechi Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub
Using it is as simple as just plugging it into your MacBook. Do note that this hub only works with the 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pros with Touch Bar. You would have to get a different model for the 12″ MacBook which plugs into just a single Type-C port.
What I like about this hub is that it works on either side of the MacBook. I found it plugged in quite well onto the MacBook. It also holds itself quite strongly due to the use of both the Type-C ports. Though I would still advice caution when plugging in your USB cables into the hub. Better safe than sorry.
As you can see from the photo below, you can see that the colour don’t match perfectly with the MacBook’s space grey. The build quality however is top notch and matches the aesthetics of the MacBook Pro.
The only downside of this hub? It works so well that one alone isn’t enough! 😂 So it’s going to be one for the office and another for the road. Plus, with two of them, you can even attach two HDMI monitors and a whole bunch of other USB devices too. Heh. Talking about going crazy with it.
There are many other options for something that is similar. However, since I’ve only personally used the Satechi Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter I can only recommend it and not any other.