Here we are again with another USB-C hub, this time from Aukey. This is the Aukey 4 USB-A port USB-C hub.
Not only is there a battle on to find the best USB-C hub, on top that there is a battle to modernize using the slim USB-C connector. We are currently in between. Computer manufacturers are switching over to USB-C, meanwhile, the peripherals are still using the bulky and rectangular USB-A. With this problem, we will start to see more and more of our computer have fewer ports in favor of just a few USB-C ports. So can you do to plug in all of those USB-A cables into a single USB-C port?
Meet the USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.1 Gen 1 Hub (model no: CB-C64) by Aukey. This slim, rectangular, $15 adapter can allow you to plug in up to four USB-A devices into your computer. Each port is compatible with the USB 3.1 Gen 1 data speeds which means up to 5Gbps of data transfer speeds.
The slim size of 1×4 inches makes it nice and portable, or a great hub just to leave at your desk or carry with you. You can use this to connect devices to your computer like a thumb drive, mouse, keyboard, camera, GPS, card readers, printers, and so much more. Although Aukey recommends that you still plug your larger power hungry devices like large external drives, Apple Superdrive, and tablets directly into a port located on the computer because the USB-C standard does not support a sufficient amount of power. The other USB-C end of the hub can plug into any USB-C port including those found on Windows devices, Macs, or even your mobile Android device. The cable length of 6 inches gives you a little wiggle room on where to place it around your desk or where ever you may take it.
I have been using this product for almost a month now and have yet to run into a problem. So far this mini hub has served its purpose very well. So if you have a lot of USB-A cables but no longer have a computer with USB-A ports you should try out this Aukey USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.1 Gen 1 Hub.
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