What is refreshing is that Apple has corrected some of Ives' crimes with its new MacBook Pro, which abandoned the touch bar but regained the SD card slot and HDMI. But you will never have enough ports, and Satechi's new USB-C hybrid multi-port adapter also has a lot of ports and extra storage space.
Although an ultra-thin laptop is aesthetically pleasing, the stylish design that fits in an office mail envelope (as Steve Jobs demonstrated with the original MacBook Air at Macworld 2008) is no longer so thin and light when you own it And portable pair it with a dongle and a USB hub to get a usable number of ports. The new MacBook Pro is another step (backward) that Apple has taken in the right direction, but users have been suffering for years.
These hubs can now be found relatively cheap-about $20-if you only need a few additional USB-C ports. However, if you are willing to spend more money, you can get a hub with amazing features, not to mention Satechi's new $90 product.
The USB-C hybrid multi-port adapter expands a single USB-C port into a 4K HDMI video port, a USB-C PD charging port, and two USB-A 3.0 data ports. Most importantly, a removable cover reveals a slot for inserting a SATA M.2 SSD drive, promising speeds of up to 5 GBPS. So not only does a $90 hub provide more ports and connections for older devices, it's also an external drive, and the storage level depends on how much extra cash you want to spend, because Satechi doesn't include SSDs. (We have seen the price of 1TB SATA M.2 SSD drives as low as $100.)
Let your money be spent on Amazon, there are now a small number of lenses, cameras, lights and accessory kits on sale.
The Satechi USB-C hybrid multi-port adapter is now available for purchase from the company's online store, and can be ordered in space gray or black finishes.
I guess the SSD in this USB3 drive enclosure will be much faster than my internal 5400rpm drive. But can I start the computer from it?
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