The Plugable USBC-HUB3P can deliver power to a MacBook from the MacBook’s included charger while also providing three USB ports that can be used with a range of accessories. It’s made from a lightweight silver aluminum that matches well with Apple’s aesthetic, and it is able to work with both 2015 and 2016 Retina MacBook models. Other USB-C systems, like the Chromebook Pixel 2, are also supported.
Measuring in at 9.5 inches long, the USBC-HUB3P fits neatly into a purse or backpack. We gave it a try and while it isn’t the most rugged USB-C hub we’ve seen, it’s a good option for travel. With USB 3.0 support, it offers transfer rates of up to 5Gb/s, and it ships with an included 6-inch USB-C cable to plug into the MacBook.
Apple sells its own Digital AV Multiport Adapter for the MacBook, but it’s priced at $79.99. For those who don’t need an HDMI port or want more USB-A ports, Plugable’s solution is more affordably priced at $32 and is available from Amazon.
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