Perfect for MacBook Pro/Air: CASA Hub 5E USB-C 5-in-1 Card Reader Hub

Perfect for MacBook Pro/Air: CASA Hub 5E USB-C 5-in-1 Card Reader Hub

New to Apple’s MacBook line? You’ve probably discovered that connecting anything to these USB-C equipped wonders requires one of two things: a pile of individual dongles to do different things, or a USB-C hub. We’re coming to your rescue today with one of the latter items, the Adam Elements CASA Hub 5E USB-C 5-in-1 Card Reader Hub for $45.

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Choetech USB-C adapters perfect for 2018 iPad Pro, MacBooks

Choetech USB-C adapters perfect for 2018 iPad Pro, MacBooks

One of the reasons that I decided to get a 2018 iPad Pro was the introduction of a USB-C port to the device for charging and data transfer. What’s great about this change is that now, adapters that used to work only for USB-C-equipped Macs now work with the top-of-the-line iPads. Accessory manufacturer Choetech recently verified the compatibility of their Multifunction USB-C Adapter ($29.99, Amazon affiliate link) and 6-in-1 Multiport USB-C Adapter (US$53.29, Amazon affiliate link) for use with the iPad Pro, and today we’re taking a look at these two versatile adapters.

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Hands-on with the Satechi Aluminum Type-C UHS-II Micro/SD Card Reader Adapter

Hands-on with the Satechi Aluminum Type-C UHS-II Micro/SD Card Reader Adapter

While the MacBook and MacBook Pro are equipped with the speedy Type-C USB ports, they lack a way to easily read SD and micro-USB cards from cameras and other accessories. Satechi recently released the Aluminum Type-C UHS-II Micro/SD card reader adapter (US$39.99) to address this issue, and today I'm taking a look at the new adapter.

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Have a MacBook Pro? Check out these insane deals on HomeSpot USB-C hubs!

Have a MacBook Pro? Check out these insane deals on HomeSpot USB-C hubs!

As much as we love our MacBook Pros, they're missing a lot. Want to plug in a regular USB cable or flash drive? Nope, can't do it without an adapter. How about reading SD or micro-SD cards? Not going to happen without another adapter. We've got the solution for you! These HomeSpot USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro add all of the missing ports to your laptop, and you can get one for as low as $54.99. Add coupon code BFRIDAY20 when checking out, and you take another 20% off of that price, bringing the total to only $43.99!

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Satechi Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub + Card Reader: Convenience and Speed

Satechi Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub + Card Reader: Convenience and Speed

To me, one of the most annoying things about the current iMac is the location of the USB ports and SD card reader. To plug any USB device into the iMac, you have to reach around to the back of the device and the same is true for the SD card reader. Satechi's Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub + Card Reader (US$29.99) brings those ports out to the front of the iMac where they're easily accessible.

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Leef iACCESS microSD card reader for iOS devices: Lightweight and capable

Leef iACCESS microSD card reader for iOS devices: Lightweight and capable

There are a growing number of accessories that use the microSD card standard as storage for photos and videos. These tiny cards can store up to 200GB on a card the size of a fingernail, which explains their popularity in action cameras like the GoPro and on a growing number of drones. Leef now has an iOS microSD reader called iACCESS (US$49.99) that speeds the transfer of video and photos from your favorite cams to your iPhone or iPad, and can also act as virtually unlimited storage for your device.

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Exogear ExoHub adds USB ports, SDXC card reader to iMac: An Apple World Today Top Pick

Exogear ExoHub adds USB ports, SDXC card reader to iMac: An Apple World Today Top Pick

What if you could add three 1W USB 3.0 ports, a 2W rapid charger USB portand an easily accessible SDXC card reader to an iMac without taking up any more desk real estate? That's the premise behind the Exogear ExoHub (US$129, available for limited Kickstarter pledge for just $89), currently on Kickstarter getting funding for production. I had the opportunity to try out a prototype ExoHub and I'm happy to say that whether or not it gets funded, it's my first Apple World Today Top Pick of 2016.

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