About the TBT4-HUB3C
According to the folks at Plugable, it’s the only hub designed to transform the full functionality of your laptop’s USB-C or Thunderbolt port into three equally functional ports – including display, data, and charging features.
I can’t attest to that. However, if your Mac laptop supports two extra displays, the TBT4-HUB3C will support two displays. Plus, with all three downstream Thunderbolt ports, you can connect external devices such as monitors, storage drives, or network adapters with no dilution in performance on any of the devices.
One of my favorite features of the the TBT4-HUB3C is that it can power a Mac laptop with 60W Power Delivery, which is very convenient. What’s more, you can daisy chain up to six devices.
Some computer accessories require you to purchase cables separately. Thankfully, the the TBT4-HUB3C comes packaged with a USB-C to HDMI 2.0 adapter and 0.8m Thunderbolt 4 cable.
About Plugable’s Thunderbolt 4 cables
On the other hand, speaking of being sold separately, Plugable is also offering two new Intel Thunderbolt 4 Certified cables: the TBT4-40G2M and the TBT4-40G1M. They’re designed to “match the hub’s performance for connecting peripherals with ease.”
Over three feet in length, the TBT4-40G1M is one of the longest Thunderbolt 4 passive cables on the market. The TBT4-40G2M doubles that length to over six feet. Both offer support for up to dual 4K displays, data transfer speeds up to 40Gbps, 100W Power Delivery, and Thunderbolt 4 certification. This means both are backward compatible with USB4, Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB-C.