USB-C MacBook Pro Air Charger, Charger Harbor SAIL01 65W Dual USB-C Power Delivery GaN PPS Wall Charger for iPhone 12 Pro Max, Galaxy S21, iPad Pro, Pixel, Switch
  • Fast Charging Speed: 65W Power Delivery charging speed can charge most compatible devices at max speed and can power up the Macbook Pro 15.4” from 0% to 100% in just under 2 hours
  • Dual USB-C Charging: Simultaneously charge two devices with 45W for your Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Chromebook, or most other USB-C laptops; you also have 18W available for fast charging an iPhone 12 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S21, Pixel smartphones, and more.
  • Perfect for Traveling: About half the size of a Macbook Pro USB-C charger and the use of a foldable plug, this charger can be taken anywhere without any problems.
  • Powered by GaN Tech: Uses Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology that makes the charger more compact, delivers more charging power, and runs cooler.
  • Wider Compatibility: With the use of USB-C Power Delivery, you’re able to fast charge a wide range of devices such as the Macbook Pro, Dell XPS 13, XPS 15, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Google Pixel, Nintendo Switch, and many others.

Review: Aukey USB-C Hub Adapter with 4 USB 3.0 Ports

Aukey USB-C Adapter with 4 USB 3.0 Ports

10

Power

10.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Features four USB 3.0 ports for sharing files or connecting other devices such as a mouse or keyboard
  • Small size that won't take up much space

A USB-C hub adapter is a must with today’s laptops, and that’s because more laptops are starting to use just USB-C ports, with fewer other ports, such as USB 3.0 ports. For example, the Apple Macbook now uses USB-C ports only, and this can be highly limiting with the devices that you’re able to connect to the laptop by default.

So a USB-C hub adapter can solve that problem by giving you tons more ports with your devices, such as ones that still use USB-A for connectivity, which many on the market do. In this review, we’re taking a look at this Aukey USB-C hub with four USB 3.0 ports. It’s a simple adapter, but let’s check out what uses it has.

Four USB 3.0 Ports for Expanded Use

As we said before, most laptops now use USB-C ports, with either no other ports or very few USB 3.0 ports, and that can cause trouble if you want to connect the many devices that are only compatible with a USB-A port.

This Aukey adapter aims to expand your usage, as this Aukey adapter features four USB 3.0 ports, and that’s it. With other USB-C adapters on the market, they usually have some other ports as well such as Ethernet, HDMI, SD card ports, and USB-C Power Delivery ports so you’re able to charge your laptop even if you have the USB-C hub plugged in.

So if you’re looking for more USB 3.0 ports to use with your laptop, then this one is the answer, and the truth is, this adapter is what most people are going to need anyway. If you’re not looking for any other features other than being able to connect more devices to your laptop at the same time, then this one is it.

With the adapter, we were able to connect a mouse, keyboard, a phone for sharing files, and also a flash drive for sharing files, too. You can also connect four smartphones or any other four devices for sharing files at the same time. The use of USB 3.0 ports is very simple, but this simple solution is exactly what is needed when dealing with a lack of USB 3.0 ports from modern laptops. Each of the USB 3.0 ports can transfer data at 5Gbps speeds.

Design & Build

The build quality of this adapter is slightly different than other USB-C hub adapters on the market, and that’s because it’s made of plastic. Most other adapters are made of Aluminum. However, it’s a negligible difference and won’t change how the adapter works.

Once you plug the adapter into your laptop, there is a small green power light that turns on to show that it’s ready to use.

Conclusion:

There are many instances where a simple product can turn out mediocre, but this is not it. Simplicity is what makes this Aukey 4 port USB 3.0 hub adapter great, as the use of so many USB 3.0 ports enables you to have access to more devices at the same time. Something difficult to do by default with modern laptops.