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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Hands-on with the Western Digital MyPassport Ultra 4TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive

Hands-on with the Western Digital MyPassport Ultra 4TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive

I love how life works out sometimes; last week, I ran out of room on my old 2TB backup drive and at almost the same time, Dennis wrote a post about Western Digital updating its line of inexpensive USB 3.0 hard drives with capacities up to 4TB. When I saw the price ($139.99 introductory sale) I ordered one immediately, and now I've had a chance to test it out. While there are some limitations that are Mac firmware-related in terms of using the Western Digital MyPassport Ultra as one big honkin' drive, there's a lot to like about this product. 

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Hands-on with the Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station

Hands-on with the Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station

In the market for a small, portable, and powerful docking station for your favorite Mac? The Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station ($149.99) packs a surprising number of ports and capabilities into a very small package, and we're here to show you just how useful it is.

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Satechi Aluminum Wireless Headphones and Headset Stand: A good-looking team

Satechi Aluminum Wireless Headphones and Headset Stand: A good-looking team

The blogosphere has been overrun with rumors of future iPhones without the traditional headphone jack, and that could be a good thing. First, that Lightning port might have a job to do when it's not being used to charge the iPhone, and second, maybe a lot more people will start using wireless headphones like the new Satechi Aluminum Wireless Headphones (US$69.99). In this review, I'll take a look at these stylish new headphones from a well-known accessory manufacturer, as well as the matching Satechi Aluminum Headset Stand ($34.99).

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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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Inateck Aluminum Unibody USB Type-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub: It's a "must-have" for 12-inch Retina MacBook owners

Inateck Aluminum Unibody USB Type-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub: It's a "must-have" for 12-inch Retina MacBook owners

When the 12-inch Retina MacBook arrived in March of this year, the excitement about such a slender and lightweight Retina display laptop was tempered with some concern over the availability of low-cost third-party accessories for the device. As AWT readers know, that's no longer a concern. Inateck's new HP4102C USB Type C to 4-port USB 3.0 hub (US$39.99 MSRP, available for $18.99 via Amazon affiliate link) is a compact and useful addition to the computer bag of any Retina MacBook owner.

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Inateck 3 Port USB 3.0 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Inateck 3 Port USB 3.0 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Traveling light doesn’t mean that you don’t have a need to connect to peripherals and high-speed Ethernet, so lightweight USB hubs and Ethernet adapters are worth their weight in gold when you’re a road warrior. Today we’re looking at Inateck’s 3 Port USB 3.0 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (HBU3VL3-4) (US$39.99 MSRP, $22.99 on Amazon), a top-rated hub on Amazon and a handy piece of equipment to have in your laptop bag.

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