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Review: HyperDrive USB-C Hub for iPad Pro

I remember hearing about the new HyperDrive from HYPER when it hit Kickstarter last December, after the iPad Pro came out. I wrote about it after backing it, but by the time I had, the Kickstarter had ended and they moved over to an Indigogo campaign that is still going. While pretty much any USB-C hub will work with Apple’s new high-end tablet, this was the first one specifically designed for the new hardware. That made it worth checking out to me.

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HyperDrive USB-C Hub for the iPad Pro

It’s been a while since a crowdfunding project got my attention enough to make me part with some cash. However, I came across the HyperDrive last week and figured it was worth a go. This is the best looking expansion solution I’ve seen that is specifically geared toward the iPad Pro so far, so I decided to give it a shot.

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Deals: mbeat 6-in-1 USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro

If you have a MacBook, you have to make the most of a little when it comes to ports. With the 2016 and 17 models only having two USB-Cs on board, adapters and dongles are a necessity to connect USB-A devices and SD and MicroSD Cards.

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Deals: M2 Square USB-C & Quick Charge 3.0 Charger

Not all “fast chargers” are created equal. Take a look at the specs, and you will often find shortcomings, such as one port being underpowered. This is not the case with the M2 Square USB-C & Quick Charge 3.0 Charger. This charger can charge two devices quickly without breaking a sweat.

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How Will USB-C Work on the iPad Pro?

After another round of leaks and software data mining, it looks like the iPad Pro’s rumored switch from a Lightning Port to USB-C is all but confirmed. This shift is a big deal, as it moves the iPad Pro lineup more in line with Apple’s notebook computers than its smartphones. When you consider that the lower-cost iPad still has Lightning, this becomes an even more notable distinction between devices.

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Deals: CASA Hub PDC601 USB-C Power Adapter

If you own pretty much any modern ultrabook besides a Microsoft Surface, then you likely have at least one USB-C port on your laptop. If you own a new Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro, then you are all in on the USB-C dongle life, whether you like it or not. As for me, I’m not too far off with my new Lenovo Yoga 720, as it has 2 USB-Cs and 1 USB 3.0 port.

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iOS 12.1 Spills the Beans on the Coming iPad Pros

No one but the cool kids have gotten their hands on the new iPhones and Apple Watches yet, and we are already getting fresh reports on what’s coming next. Considering that the news is about the now all but official iPad Pros, I’m all for it.

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Apple May Be Making the Move to USB-C Chargers This Year

Photo Source: 9to5Mac

It looks like Apple is making the move to adopt USB-C with this year’s new iOS hardware. However, unlike the recent rumors that proposed that Apple would be dropping the Lightning Connector from the iPhone in favor of USB-C this year or next, the new charger in the leaked imaged above is more likely to be for use with their USB-C to Lightning Cables. This is good news in my book, as all of our older accessories will still work while Apple gradually phases in the new USB-C bricks.

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Deals: CASA Hub PDC601 USB-C Power Adapter

Whether you are a Windows or Mac user, USB-C is the way of the future. I just got my first Windows-based work laptop with USB-C ports, and I can attest to the challenge of adapting to the “dongle life.” However, I am also coming around to the power and versatility they bring to the table.

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Deals: Atech USB-C Magnetic Breakaway Charging Cable

One great Apple innovation that fell by the wayside in the name of progress when the MacBook and MacBook Pro both went all USB-C was the MagSafe charge connector. It was a hit from the moment it was announced, and its loss was widely lamented by Apple fans.

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Deals: HyperDrive USB-C Hub with 4K HDMI Support

While the “dongle life” has become a way of life for many MacBook and MacBook Pro users, there is an easier way to get multiple devices connected using the built-in USB-C ports. A USB-C Hub cuts the number of dongles needed to connect all of your legacy accessories down to just one.

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