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Plugable’s USB-C-MD103 adapter equals Apple’s alternative at half the price

Apple’s The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter lets you connect your USB-C-enabled Mac or iPad Pro to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable. The adapter allows you to mirror your Mac display to your HDMI-enabled TV or display.

Pretty cool. However, Apple’s device costs US$69. You can get the same functionality with Plugable’s latest adapter – the USBC-MD103, which is only $25. The adapter is barely the size of the palm of your hand, and can be used at your desk or while you’re on-the-go.

It provides a solution for missing ports for laptops and tablets, such as USB-C, HDMI, and USB 3.0 with pass-through charging available. Pass-through charging port supports USB-C power adapters and can charge your laptop with up to 60W of power. Not all laptops support this, so make sure your Mac is compatible if this is a must-have feature for you.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.