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Fix Your New MacBook Pro Issues With This Accessory: Meet HyperDrive's USB-C Hub That Can Save You From Dongles

6 December 2016, 9:53 am EST By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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Apple's new MacBook Pro came with a big problem: it only has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and while the model with the Touch Bar and Touch ID does have four, it doesn't really keep users away from the whole dongle issue.

That said, the HyperDrive Compact Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro — quite a mouthful, really — is here to save the day.

What Is HyperDrive?

According to the people behind the product, it uses two Thunderbolt 3 connections to maximize speed and brings a lot of ports to the table, including two USB 3.1 ports, a microSD slot, an SD slot, a USB-C port, a Thunderbolt 3 port and an HDMI port.

For those who are wondering, there's no Ethernet port present, but other than that, USB-C hub gives the MacBook Pro 2016 all the ports that the MacBook Pro 2015 offered.

Why Is It A Hero Of Sorts?

When the new MacBook Pro rolled out, a lot of users were disappointed at the lack of ports, which made them dependent on dongles and adapters to access a USB drive or SD card and even charge their iPhones.

Thanks to HyperDrive Compact Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro, those problems will be a thing of the past.

Reliability

The best part of this new accessory is that it's made by a company with years of experience in manufacturing external batteries for MacBook units and dongles for the 12-inch MacBook.

That means HyperDrive isn't just any ordinary startup that's looking to make its first splash in the market, as it already has the know-how in the industry.

Pricing And Availability

The expected retail price of this nifty USB-C hub is $99 when it hit the shelves, but for those who act quick, it's available for $69 as a Kickstarter Special on the makers' page.

At the time of this writing, the campaign has already garnered more than $145,000 with 42 days still left on its clock, exceeding the $100,000 goal by a mile.

Before wrapping things up, be sure to check out our comparison between the new MacBook Pro and the MacBook Pro from 2015 to help you decide whether or not the upgrade is worth it.

With everything said and done, what do you think of the HyperDrive Compact Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro? Feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know, especially if you're planning on getting one.

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