In 2015, Apple has announced new MacBook, which replaced, in favourite, connectors, Thunderbol, MagSafe charging slot memory card – new USB-P Is a new USB standard that delivers data speeds up to 10 Gbps with the USB 3.0 version, because it increases the speed of charging. It can also send and receive video.
One feature of this connector is that it can be connected by either party, as Apple Lightning. It is definitely very convenient. But if you still do not have enough of only one port, you can buy accessories from Apple. But the price is, as always, is very large. Therefore, we have compiled the most interesting alternatives from different manufacturers.
Dodocool USB-C Charging Hub
For laptops that have only USB-C entrance, Dodocool USB-C charging hub is a great option. With it, you will have four additional full-size USB 3.0 inputs, which can handle data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. Dodocool – this is a great accessory. It is easy to use. The body is made of metal. There are two color options: black and gray. It can be purchased for $50-56.
Moshi USB Multimedia Adapter C
The company Moshi makes great accessories for the MacBook and MacBook Pro. This list is one of the best companies in the ratio of valuable/quality. The products are always excellent and reliable. Moshi USB-C Adapter Multimedia offers two full-sized USB port, also has HDMI output if suddenly it is useful. One of the big pros of this device – you have a memory card to transfer multimedia. To buy this adapter for around $60.
OWC USB Dock C
The absence of the usual port in the latest MacBook is very very annoying. But if you still love these portable laptops and want to have all the standard ports, there is one great option – dock from OWC. This model was made specifically to increase the productivity of your work.
You get a USB-C on your computer, as well as four USB 3.0 Type-A, the ability to install a memory card, HDMI with 4K support, Ethernet port and audio port. As you can see is not enough. It also allows you to connect other laptops or monitors to your MacBook. Its definitely convenient to use, both at work and at home. The cost of the docking station a lot – $150.
Syncwire Nylon-Braided USB C to USB-A Cable
Cords is the kind of accessories, where people often scrimp. Especially after seeing the official price on the Apple website. Unfortunately, the savings can lead to bad consequences, so it is better to find a cheaper alternative compared to Apple accessories, but from a good manufacturer. The USB-C cable from Syncwire is a great option to buy.
The cable is made of durable nylon that protects the wire from moisture and bending. It supports data transfer rate up to 5 Gbps and charging up to 3A. The cost of this accessory is not very large – $7. But it is, definitely, an excellent cable of good quality.
Apple USB to Lightning Cable C
For unknown to all reasons, if you are the owner of the latest MacBook and iPhone, then you will not be able to connect your smartphone to the laptop. In some MacBook USB ports-C and the iPhone in the kit is a cord, Lightning-to-USB-A. of Course, Apple released the Lightning cable to USB, which costs $25. Unfortunately, there is no alternative from other manufacturers due to the lack of certification.
Belkin USB C
Belkin has extensive experience in creating accessories of excellent quality. She, of course, there are many different cables and adapters USB-C for MacBook. From simple cords USB-C to USB-A, USB-C on micro USB to multi-function hubs. Belkin has a wide selection of accessories than Apple, and in most cases, they are cheaper. Also, as a bonus, you can choose different colors, if you are tired of the standard white.
Choetech USB-C Adapter
The company also has Choetech multiport USB Digital C AV, which is the same as for build quality, and the number of connectors with the official Apple USB Multiport Adapter-C Digital AV. The only difference is the price: the cost is $49, Choetech costs $28.99.
Adapter from Choetech has a HDMI output, USB-C and USB 3.1 (USB 3.1 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0). This makes it useful for connecting USB and USB-C devices to the MacBook. It also allows you to output video to an external monitor or TV. The adapter may transmit a signal in 1080p at 60Hz or UHD (3840×2160) with a frequency of 30 Hz.
Everyone loved the cool MagSafe technology on the old MacBook. She did not give the laptop to fall if you happen to trip over the charging cable. But, unfortunately, in the new models it was removed. Now instead of USB C, and this means that the probability to drop the laptop much more. The company Griffin decided to fix this problem and released a charger that is compatible with the native adapter charging BreakSafe magnet on the end. The cost of the accessory is $40.
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Card USB Reader C
If you are a professional in the field of digital technology, or just a lover of beautiful photos, you are clearly upset that the new MacBook Pro has no slot for SD card. But SanDisk took care of it and released a special adapter, SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Card USB Reader C, which helps you to connect your memory cards to the new MacBook. Price is about $50.
Nonda USB-C to USB-A adapter
There is a misconception that USB-C is inconvenient because a large number of different adapters and adapters. But it’s not. The company Nonda has released a small USB-C on a conventional USB input. Thanks to him, you will be able to connect your iPhone or any other smartphone to MacBook. Only because of the small size, the adapters are easy to lose. And the cost of it is not small – about $10.