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.
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.