If you have a portable Mac and want more ports, an easy way to fix that is a USB-C hub, which offers a variety of different port options in a small package.
So we’ve put together a list of some of the best USB-C hubs you can buy right now for your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro. As is par for the course, prices will vary and so will the port options, but if you’re in the market for a new USB-C hub, there will probably be an option worth your while in the list below.
So let’s get right to it.
Best USB-C hubs for Mac in 2020
This USB-C hub has a plethora of ports, exactly what you’re probably looking for when you’re in the market for a hub of this type. This is the V2, updated version compared to Satechi’s slightly older model, refining the aluminum design and an upgraded Micro SD card slot.
Expansion ports include: 4K HDMI, USB-C Passthrough Charging, Ethernet, a trio of USB 3.0 ports, and an SD/Micro card reader. It’s a slim and compact design, and Satechi says you won’t need any additional software, drivers, or deal with a complicated installation process with its plug-and-play design.
It’s a single USB-C design, which means it works with a variety of portable Macs that boast a USB-C port. That includes the 2017/2018/2019 MacBook Pro, the 2018/2019 MacBook Air, the 2015/2016/2017 MacBook, and the 2018 iPad Pro. It also supports a variety of Windows PCs, too.
The Satechi aluminum multi-port USB-C Hub is available now. It comes in Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.
The Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock comes in different styles, each of which offers a few different options. There’s the Standard, Pro, and Mini, with a range of prices tagged on. And various ports, too, depending on what you need.
The standard option features the ability to charge your portable Mac via the same cable with up to 85W of power. There are a pair of Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, which supports an external 5K display, or two external 4K displays. There are three USB 3.0 ports.
The pro variant offers two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, which can support a 5K external display and two 4K displays with up to 60Hz refresh rate. There are two dedicated USB-C ports, and two front-facing USB 3.0 ports. It also supports gigabit Ethernet, an aluminum chassis, and an SD/Micro SD card reader.
Finally, the mini version offers a single Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, as well as an HDMI and DisplayPort. It can drive a pair of external 4K displays. It also has a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, and a gigabit Ethernet port. The Thunderbolt 3 cable is built-in.
Each of the options are discounted a fair amount, so the listed prices are available below.
This USB-C hub from VAVA is a 9-in-1 model, so there are plenty of options for your connection needs. It has an aluminum housing, and offers power delivery to charge devices over USB-C. The accessory also offers up a gigabit Ethernet port as well.
The VAVA USB-C hub features a TF card reader, an SD card reading slot, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, and a single USB 2.0 port. There’s an HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. VAVA says the accessory can stream in 4K UHD to an external display with a 4K video adapter. It can connect to an HDTV, a monitor, or a projector.
The VAVA USB-C hub is available now.
This 6-in-1 USB-C hub from HooToo offers a sleek, thin package. It offers up to 100W power delivery, so it can charge your MacBook, too. It has one USB-C port for charging, a single HDMI port, a trio of USB 3.0 ports, and one SD card slot.
It offers 4K HDMI video reproduction, letting you mirror or extend your device’s display to an external monitor, HDTV, or a projector. It supports Apple’s portable Macs that feature a USB-C port, and also plenty of Windows PC machines as well.
The USB-C hub from HooToo is available now.
This 7-in-1 USB-C hub from Anker should have the ports you need when you need them. It has a 30Hz 4K HDMI port, a high-speed Ethernet port, SD/TF card readers, and a pair of USB 3.0 ports. The Anker USB-C hub also supports high-velocity pass-through charging with power delivery, which means you can charge your MacBook or MacBook Pro.
The Anker USB-C hub supports a maximum 48W of charging for your MacBook when used with a 60W wall adapter. And of course it works with a variety of Windows PCs that have USB-C ports.
It’s a compact design so it should fit nicely in a bag when you’re on the move. It’s available to buy now.
So there’s a quick list of some great options for anyone looking for a USB-C hub. But if you have any other recommendations, let us know in the comments!