A USB-C Hub is an all-in-one adapter that has several ports. It is sometimes also known as a multiport adapter. These Hubs have a USB-C male connector that connects to your host device. And all the ports on the Hub can be used to connect different devices to your host simultaneously.
These Hubs come in handy when your device has a limited number of ports but you want to connect more devices. If your requirement is for a high-functioning device, then these Hubs are a perfect solution to turn your current device into one. Let’s look at some of the best USB-C Hubs that we prefer.
“Our top picks on USB-C Hubs“
|Anker USB-C Hub||Lemorele 9-in-1 USB-C Hub||QGeeM USB-C Hub||UGREEN USB-C Hub||UtechSmart 6-in-1 USB-C Hub||Ikling 9-in-1 USB-C Hub||CableCreation 7-in-1 USB-C Hub|
|Number of Ports||7||9||7||6||6||9||7|
|Size||8.27 x 2.13 x 0.59 in||5.31 x 1.57 x 0.47 in||4.0 x 2.0 x 1.0 in||4.5 x 1.4 x 0.8 in||4.06 x 6.46 x 0.87 in||4.02 x 1.73 x 0.63 in||7.28 x 3.46 x 0.87 in|
|USB-A Data Port||2||3||3||3||3||2||2|
|USB-C Data Port||1||1||–||–||–||1||1|
|USB-C PD Input||1||1||1||–||1||–||–|
|HDMI Port||1 ([email protected])||1 ([email protected])||1 ([email protected])||1 ([email protected])||1 ([email protected])||1||1 [email protected]|
|SD Card Slot||2||1||1||1||–||1||1|
|TF Card Slot||–||1||1||2||–||1||1|
|3.5mm AUX Port||–||–||–||–||–||1||–|
Anker USB-C Hub
Size: 8.27 x 2.13 x 0.59 in
Warranty: 18 months
This USB-C Hub from Anker is made of aluminum and polycarbonate, which gives it strength and good performance at the same time. It has a total of 7 ports. It has two USB-C ports, one for charging external devices and the other for data transfer. It also has two USB-A ports. You can also connect peripheral devices such as a mouse and keyboard via those.
Separate ports for SD card and MicroSD card allow your device to read data on them. Some laptops don’t have a port for SD cards and MicroSD cards. For such devices, this adapter will be perfect. There’s also an HDMI port on this Hub, which can be used to connect an HDMI screen to your laptop. It allows the transfer of video data of 4K resolution at 30 Hz.
Lemorele 9-in-1 USB-C Hub
Size: 5.31 x 1.57 x 0.47 in
Color: Space Grey
This USB-C Hub by Lemorele has the most ports you will ever require for your device. You can even connect it to your smartphone and use the many ports simultaneously. There are a total of 9 ports on this Hub. One USB-C port is exclusively for charging with a 100W power delivery, so you can charge your device while the Hub is connected.
One USB-C port is for data transfer with a high speed of 480 Mbps. There’s also an SD card port to read data from your card and a TF port. But you cannot use both SD and TF slots simultaneously. The Ethernet port supports network transfer of up to 1000 Mbps. It provides a stable network connection as compared to wireless networks.
And the HDMI port supports a resolution of 4K at 30Hz or 1080P at 60Hz. So you can use your second screen in extend mode as well as mirror mode. This Hub has a total of three USB-A ports. That way, you can connect a keyboard, a mouse, and a pen drive simultaneously without having to move things around.
The maximum data transfer rate on these ports is 480 Mbps. The Hub is designed in such a way that it protects against overcurrent, over-voltage, over-temperature, and short circuits.
QGeeM USB-C Hub
Size: 4.0 x 2.0 x 1.0 in
Color: Grey, Black, Blue, Pink, Purple
This USB-C Hub by QGeeM offers a wide variety of colors. No longer putting up with boring gray and black Hubs. The thing we liked best about this Hub is the gold-plated connector. It is not available in any Hubs we have discussed before this. The gold plating allows for enhanced performance and provides resistance to corrosion.
This Hub has a sleek aluminum-alloy housing in a gunmetal finish which not only enhances its look but also allows for proper heat dissipation. The manufacturer has succeeded in creating a stylish, safer, more durable, efficient, and beautiful USB-C Hub. There are 7 ports on this Hub. Out of these, 3 are USB-A ports for data transfer and connecting peripheral devices such as keyboard and mouse.
There’s only one USB-C port for charging. It cannot be used to transfer data. There are two card slots for SD and TF cards, respectively. But you cannot use both of these slots simultaneously. Lastly, there’s an HDMI port via which you can mirror or extend your host screen. The maximum supported resolution is 4K at 30Hz.
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UGREEN USB-C Hub
Size: 4.5 x 1.4 x 0.8 in
Color: Space Grey
This USB-C Hub made it to the list simply because of the buyer’s love for the brand. This has a bit different design than the rest of the Hubs. All the ports are present on one side, and the other side is empty. This creates a kind of uniformity. There is an SD card slot and a TF card slot.
It’s best for devices that do not have a card reader. The HDMI port doesn’t disappoint when it comes to high-quality images. It supports a resolution of 4K at 30 Hz. The images are crystal clear, making this Hub perfect for live streaming.
Modern devices hardly have more than one USB-A port, thus making connecting multiple devices impossible. But not with this Hub. It has 3 USB-A ports so you can connect and use multiple devices simultaneously. The Hub is extremely lightweight and easy to carry around. You can easily put it in your laptop sleeve.
UtechSmart 6-in-1 USB-C Hub
Size: 4.06 x 6.46 x 0.87 in
Color: grey, Black, Blue, Camo, Green, Pink, Purple
This USB-C Hub by UtechSmart has a thin and sleek precision-grade aluminum enclosure which brings an elegant look to the Hub. It features a dual-core VL817 chip that consumes less standby power and also allows for better heat emission. This Hub uses the same technology as MacBook Pro for heat dissipation, thus improving the lifetime of the Hub and enhancing performance.
They also give a power output of 4.5W. For fast charging of devices while using the Hub, a USB-C PD Input has been provided. Even if your device doesn’t have an HDMI port, you can connect an HDMI device via this Hub. Get high-quality 3D video along with video and audio synchronization. The Ethernet port supports a network speed of 100 Mbps.
Ikling 9-in-1 USB-C Hub
Size: 4.02 x 1.73 x 0.63 in
Warranty: 24 months
This one is our favorite due to the variety of ports available. This Hub has the most variety of ports on our list. A total of 9 ports, out of which 8 are unique. It also has two similar USB-A ports, an SD card, and a TF card. Both of them can read the cards at a speed of 104MB/sec. The Hub also features a USB-C charging port to charge your device while the Hub is in use.
Besides the charging port is the Ethernet port that supports a network of up to 100 Mbps. This Hub also has an HDMI port, like most other Hubs, that displays video of up to 4K at 30Hz. You can use this port to mirror or extend your host screen onto a bigger screen.
The remaining two ports are such that they were not available on any product we discussed up till now. They are a 3.5 mm AUX audio port and a VGA port. The VGA port can transfer data of 1080P resolution at 60Hz. This Hub comes in a neat protective bag and also has a protective cap for the cable.
CableCreation 7-in-1 USB-C Hub
Size: 7.28 x 3.46 x 0.87 in
Color: Space Gray, Black
Warranty: 24 months
The CableCreation USB-C Hub has a similar design to the UGREEN USB-C Hub. All the ports are located on one side of the Hub. Just like QGeeM USB-C Hub, this one also has a gold-plated connector which is good for protection against corrosion and gives enhanced performance. There are a total of 7 ports on this Hub.
The HDMI port supports resolution up to 4K at 60 Hz. It is perfect for getting a stable and instant wired internet connection through the Ethernet port. It can handle up to 100 Mbps of data transfer. With the USB-C PD port, you don’t have to worry about your device running out of power. It allows simultaneous charging of the host while other ports are in use.
The SD and TF card slots can read the cards at a speed of 104MB/sec. You can connect two peripheral devices simultaneously using the two USB-A ports. Even though this is the costliest Hub on the list, it is worth the performance it delivers.
Conclusion Best USB-C Hubs
USB-C Hubs are a great way of extending your device’s capacity of ports. Since it has the most significant ports you will need at home and office it is an excellent investment. Depending on the ports that you commonly require you can select the Hub that you would like to purchase.
Buying a Hub is cheaper than buying individual adapters separately. Also, there’s no hassle of carrying multiple adapters around with you. You can simply tuck the Hub in your laptop sleeve and go about your work.