The new Satechi hubs have 4K and 8K HDMI—and ports like USB-A that Apple didn’t bring back—plus fast data rates and compatibility with USB 3.2 and Thunderbolt 3.
Satechi unveils two new USB-4 hubs at CES 2022
With the first Apple silicon update to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple gave fans what they wanted by bringing back memory card and HDMI ports, MagSafe charging and more. But not everything about that notebook refresh was perfect.
The machine’s HDMI port, for instance, doesn’t support features that are specific to HDMI 2.1. Or consider the memory card slot, which could be faster. Well, Satechi’s new hubs, unveiled at CES 2022, will help with that by adding ports that the new MacBook Pro doesn’t have, like USB-A ports, whilst providing upgraded HDMI with 8K resolution.
The new USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI and the Pro Hub Max deliver 4K and 8K HDMI along with an abundance of other ports. The new accessories feature USB-4 technology, which is based on the Thunderbolt 3 protocol specification. As a result, these new hubs are compatible with older USB and Thunderbolt implementations such as USB 3.2 and Thunderbolt 3. Read: How to manage settings for external displays on your Mac
Satechi USB-4 Multiport Adapter sports 8K HDMI
Satechi’s new USB-4 Multiport Adapter With 8K HDMI allows your notebook to output 8K resolution via a built-in HDMI port which supports fast transfer rates of up to 40Gbps and the refresh rate of up to 60Hz (macOS currently supports up to 4K 60Hz).
Aside from the 8K HDMI port, the new accessory expands the number of connectivity options available on your Mac notebook with additional ports. Aside from Gigabit Ethernet, this thing has two USB-A 3.2 ports with data up to 10 Gbps, a single USB-A 2.0 one, as well as micro/SD card readers and the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The adapter uses the USB-C Power Delivery protocol for charging at up to 100W.
Satechi Pro Hub Max offers 4K HDMI for dual display
The new Pro Hub Max is the perfect companion for your 2021 MacBook Pro. For starters, you get a 4K HDMI port for dual display that supports up to 60Hz. There’s also a fully-functional USB-C Power Delivery port for charging up to 100W. The accessory expands the number of ports available on your Apple or other notebooks by also providing Gigabit Ethernet, USB-C data, USB-A data, micro/SD card readers, and a 3.55mm port.
The Pro Hub Max plugs into two USB-C ports on either side of your MacBook Pro.
“With its dual USB-C connector and modern aluminum finish, the Pro Hub Max securely attaches to your Mac for a clean, sleek setup,” reads Satechi’s pitch.
Pricing and availability
The new USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI, as well as the new Pro Hub Max, are available to order from Satechi.net for $149.99 and $99.99, respectively.