Satechi's new on-the-go USB-C adapter adds nine ports to Mac & iPad

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Satechi has announced its latest USB-C hub, the USB-C On-The-Go Multiport Adapter with nine ports including 100W USB-C PD and HDMI.

Satechi  USB-C On-The-Go Multiport Adapter
Satechi USB-C On-The-Go Multiport Adapter


This aluminum adapter is designed for use both at your desk as well as on the go. It includes two detachable cables -- a short cable that can be stored on-device for on the road as well as a three-foot cable to fit your workstation.

The ports on the Satechi USB-C On-The-Go Multiport Adapter include:
  • USB-C PD (Up to 100W)

  • Gigabit Ethernet

  • USB-C data port

  • USB-A data ports (2X)

  • MicroSD card reader

  • SD card reader

  • 4K HDMI @60Hz

  • VGA up to 1080p @60Hz
It will work with the newest iPad Air as well as iPad Pro that all have USB-C and any recent Mac. It will benefit anyone who is looking to connect microphones, hard drives, SSDs, wired internet, monitors, a mouse, a keyboard, or other peripherals.

Those interested can order now from Satechi. The USB-C On-The-Go Multiport Adapter is priced at $99 though users can save 20 percent by using promo code MULTIPORT20 through March 15.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    rcfarcfa Posts: 994member
    All anyone needs is like a compact USB-C hub with say a dozen USB-C ports, 
    There are regular USB3 Hubs like that, but it takes a senseless plethora of cables just to deal with booking things up to the computer (USB-C) or the hub (USB-A).

    Finally want to get rid of all the old/duplicate cables…

    …yes, there are adapter pieces, but the more connectors, the more points of failure.
    edited March 4 watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 6
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 5,658member
    We purchased a Satechi USBc dock for a MacBook Pro and it was nothing but a pain.  Connecting two monitors to it was a test of one's patience, and the dock's ethernet port was causing network problems.  Satechi's own support pages describes a litany of problems and procedures one should do to make it work well, and expect users to do procedures that no one should have to do... daily.

    On my advice, we purchased a CalDigit USBc Pro (with Thunderbolt) because it has two DisplayPort connectors and it works flawlessly.  The user is so happy and relieved that he can actually use his MBP reliably.

    Satechi is scratched off my list.  
    Japheychiajony0
  • Reply 3 of 6
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,009member
    If Apple supported the MST standard you good just daisy chain two monitors through the display ports on the monitors. That is why people have trouble with multiple displays via USB-C docks (or USB-C connected docks).

    but Apple wants monitors to support thunderbolt, which just hasn’t happened.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    No mention anywhere of its USB standard? Is it 5Gbps, 10Gbps or 20Gbps? Is the USB-C data port at least 10Gbps?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 6
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 5,477member
    No mention anywhere of its USB standard? Is it 5Gbps, 10Gbps or 20Gbps? Is the USB-C data port at least 10Gbps?
    Weird. Nowhere to be found on their product page, FAQs, or QuickStart guide. USB-A ports have to be 5Gbps, right? So the one USB-C port is either 5 or 10 but doesn't say. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 6
    nicholfdnicholfd Posts: 608member
    No mention anywhere of its USB standard? Is it 5Gbps, 10Gbps or 20Gbps? Is the USB-C data port at least 10Gbps?
    Weird. Nowhere to be found on their product page, FAQs, or QuickStart guide. USB-A ports have to be 5Gbps, right? So the one USB-C port is either 5 or 10 but doesn't say. 
    Any USB-C physical port can be 5Gb or 10Gb, depending on how the hardware is 

    No - USB-A ports can be 5Gb or 10Gb, again, depending on how the hardware is designed.

    Really?  Nowhere to be found on their product page? The link at the bottom of the article works for me (order now from Satechi).

    watto_cobra
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