I’ve been looking for weeks at various stores around Tulsa, and online, for USB-C hubs. I already have a USB-C hub that has ports like Ethernet, HDMI, and USB-A. What I am looking for is a hub that has many USB-C ports.
As my Lightning cables age out, and I replace more equipment with devices that have only USB-C, more of my devices are connected this way.
My M1 MacBook Pro has two USB-C ports, but I have:
- A USB-C SSD with my photo library.
- My iPhone 12 with a Lightning to USB-C cable (all of my Lightning to USB-As are finally worn out).
- My iPad mini which is USB-C to USB-C.
- The aforementioned hub for connecting an external display.
- Sometimes an optical drive, which yes, also uses USB-C.
- The charging cable, because all of these devices pull a lot of power.
So, as a ballpark estimate, I need about six USB-C ports here. I really do not want to have to use a bunch of C-to-A adaptors, especially since some of my devices seem to slow down when using them. Has anyone seen anything like that out there? I drastically prefer to shop local, but at this point I would even consider buying from Amazon.
Or to put it in the words of one of my favourite bloggers: Dear lazyweb, where can I buy USB-C hubs?