USB-C Digital AV Multi-port Adapter, AVOTCH USB C Hub ,3.1 Type C Hub with Power Delivery for Charging, HDMI 4K Output, Card Reader, 2 USB 3.0 Ports[Compatible with Apple New MacBook 2015 ,2016]

AVOTCH USB C Hub,3.1 Type C Hub

  1. AVOTCH USB C Hub,3.1 Type C Hub

Price: $38.98

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I know what you’re thinking, a bit pricey?

Considering this adapter has:

  • 2 SD card slots (standard & micro)
  • 1 1080/4K HDMI out Port 
  • 2 USB 3.0 Ports
  • 1 USB-C Power Pass-Through Port

This adapter (just a bit) justifies the price along with good reviews, good quality build and no reports of compatibility issues.

The aluminum build is a welcome specification because it just fits in aesthetic with most laptops (of course also the new MacBook Pros) so rest assured its gonna look good sitting on that table of yours.

The HDMI 1080/4K Output is a great feature to have in this adapter as most USB-C adapters don’t support 4K.  So you’re 1080/4K HDTV or External Display is waiting for you on the other side waiting to be connected with your laptop!

USB-C Digital AV Multi-port Adapter, AVOTCH USB C Hub ,3.1 Type C Hub with Power Delivery for Charging, HDMI 4K Output, Card Reader, 2 USB 3.0 Ports[Compatible with Apple New MacBook 2015 ,2016]

AVOTCH USB C Hub,3.1 Type C Hub

SD Card slots are available in both standard & micro sizes and that’s GREAT for you who just don’t want to sit with your laptop and your amazing pictures in your SD card wishing you had SD card slots in your new laptop (looking at you new MacBook Pro owners!).

Overall, AVOTCH USB C Hub,3.1 has the important ports most common folk need, a good build and a price that for some people is a bit high. Although considering the 1080/4K HDMI output is what makes this adapter a complete package especially to the 4K display owners.

PROS
  • Has the necessary ports you may need in an adapter
  • No major concerns on over- heating
  • Good build quality
  • Good overall performance based on numerous reviews
  • An HDMI 1080/4K port
CONS
  • A tad bit bulky design
  • no range of color options

 

 

Satechi Type-C USB 3.0 3 in 1 Combo Hub for MacBook 12-Inch (with USB -C Charging Port)

Satechi Type-C USB 3.0 3 in 1 Combo Hub

2. Satechi Type-c USB 3.0 3 in 1 Hub

Price: $34.99 ($44.99)

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The Satechi Type-c USB 3.0 3 in 1 Hub adapter is a really aesthetically beautiful one (it comes in Rose Gold,Space Grey,Silver & Gold !) because Satechi gave great design, sleekness AND 5 ports although with this adapter it DOES justify the price because the average price on USB-C adapters online are around this number but we are recommending the ones (especially this) which are actually good & reliable.

The adapter contains:

  • 2 SD Card Slots (standard & micro size)
  • 2 USB 3.0 Ports
  • 1 USB-C Power Pass-Through Port

No compatibility issues with this one although a small thing I found annoying was that if you remove any of your accessories from any port with minimal force, the adapter disconnects from the laptop unless you feel that it is a gripe then just hold the adapter firmly while removing any accessories.

Satechi Type-C USB 3.0 3 in 1 Combo Hub for MacBook 12-Inch (with USB -C Charging Port) (Gold)

Satechi Type-C USB 3.0 3 in 1 Combo Hub

Also, it heats up a bit which won’t burn you but it is something not many potential customers would like their accessories to become, and that is ‘hot’.

This adapter misses one VERY important thing, an HDMI port. This missing port really makes any potential customer think before getting this adapter (unless you’re all wireless).

OverallSatechi Type-c USB 3.0 3 in 1 Hub it’s a pretty straight forward adapter having the needed ports except the HDMI port, at least it has a good design and different colours right?

PROS
  • Most necessary ports available
  • ports perform relatively well
  • A really good & slim design
  • Range of color options available
CONS
  • Heats up a lot after long use
  • Can easily be disconnected if you’re pulling any of your accessories
  • Lack of an HDMI port
  • A bit pricey considering lack of HDMI output

 

MINIX NEO C, USB-C Multiport Adapter with HDMI - Space Gray (Compatible with Apple MacBook)

3. MINIX NEO C-X, USB-C Multiport Adapter

Price: $69.90

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This one TBH doesn’t fall in the ‘decent’ price category but I am mentioning this anyway because of a bit of a different combination of the ports it offers, the build quality and the well-known compatibility it flaunts for the new MacBook Pros. Also, I am mentioning this adapter because you need to stay away from it!

The  MINIX NEO C-X, USB-C Multiport Adapter contains:

  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 SD card slots (standard & micro size)
  • 1 1080/4K HDMI out port 
  • 1 USB-C Power Pass-Through port
  • A GIGABIT ETHERNET PORT!

The package is decent with the addition of the Gigabit Ethernet port, but it isn’t perfect AT ALL. There are reports that it also heats to a certain degree after long use, the USB ports sometimes don’t work when you have your display connected to its HDMI port, the connection cable is prone to breakage if dealt roughly and the USB ports transmit less power (600mA)  if the laptop isn’t connected to an external power source compared to when it is connected to a power source (3A).

MINIX NEO C, USB-C Multiport Adapter with HDMI - Gold (Compatible with Apple MacBook)

MINIX NEO C USB-C Adapter

Also, the Gigabit Ethernet port requires a driver to be installed in the laptop for it to work and there have been numerous reports of it dropping connection during data transfer.

Overall, MINIX NEO C-X, USB-C Multiport Adapter has way too many issues under its name along with a price tag which alone scares off half the people who could be even slightly interested in this. Adapters like these give a bad name to the ‘Donglemania‘ name.  IT JUST ISN’T WORTH IT!

PROS
  • Good build quality
  • Range of color options available
  • Has the ports many would want
  • Inclusion of a Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Good compatibility with the USB-C MacBook & MacBook Pros.
CONS
  • Serious heating issues
  • Bulky
  • USB ports power variation
  • HDMI/USB port bug
  • Gigabit Ethernet port requires driver
  • Gigabit Ethernet port drops connection after a while
  • THE PRICE TAG!

 

USB-C to HDMI, Benfei USB C Digital AV Multiport Adapter | USB Type C to HDMI | USB Type C to USB 3.0 Hub | USB-C Female Charger Converter

4. Benfei USB-C Adapter

Price: $23.59

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The simplest & lowest priced of the list, the Benfei USB-C adapter is truly what we like to call ‘for the common folk‘. Although it’s not all washed up in any way just because it has fewer ports.

The Benfei USB-C has the following ports:

  • 1 USB 3.0 port
  • 1 1080/4K HDMI out port
  • 1 USB-C Pass-Through Power port

This adapter has made it to our list based on great price, a 4K compatible HDMI out port and very reliable reviews.

It has a decent aluminum build, no findings on data transfer rate issues through the ports or any bugs related to simultaneous use of the accessories through the adapter. The USB port has a 1.5A output which is fairly acceptable (but this won’t charge tablets) considering this is an adapter and NOT a port in your laptop (otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this list)

USB-C to HDMI, Benfei USB C Digital AV Multiport Adapter | USB Type C to HDMI | USB Type C to USB 3.0 Hub | USB-C Female Charger Converter

Benfei USB C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

It also works with different laptops other than the MacBooks. So compatibility range is also there. Looking at the price of this, I’d say this could very well be considered by many potential customers who don’t come under the (dare I say) ‘PRO‘ user list mainly due to its affordable price compared to other adapters on this list.

Overallthe Benfei USB-C Adapter makes it on this list due to its competitive price tag and relatively normal yet ‘to the point‘ type offering of ports which many would be attracted towards considering it has pretty good reviews with respect to reliability at such a price.

PROS
  • Decent aluminum quality build
  • 1080/4K HDMI output port
  • No performance issues reported
  • Compatibility with other laptops along with the new MacBooks
  • THE PRICE!
CONS
  • Doesn’t have enough ports to satisfy many customers (mainly PRO users)
  • The build design isn’t aesthetically pleasing
  • Is susceptible to breakage if roughly handled
  • No range of color options

And so here is our TOP 4 USB-C Adapters list which is the best of the best. Based on your budget & requirements, it’s up to you from here.

Any adapter/dongle we may have missed which was worthy of being on this list? Hit us up in the comments section!

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