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Anker USB C Hub for MacBook, PowerExpand Direct 7-in-2 USB C ($74.99 - 15% = $63.74)

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[Amazon.ca] Anker USB C Hub for MacBook, PowerExpand Direct 7-in-2 USB C ($74.99 - 15% = $63.74)

The new all-time low for this Anker USB C hub for Macbooks.
Good to grab with for the latest MacBook with lots of people using the discount + airpods loophole.
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Only con is that HDMI out is restricted to 4k@30

Edit: other option is also 4k@30
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Functionality I look for is having output to 2 monitors from one hub.
This doesn’t support that (unless you have a thunderbolt monitor I think)
So you’d probably be better off buying one of the usb c hubs for $20ish since it’s the same stuff and keeps one of your usbc ports free.

If anyone is interested in getting two monitors onto their MacBook Air, get whatever anker usbc hub for one port and a straight HDMI to usbc adapter for the second port.
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Used thunderbolt 3 docks can be had for about the same price on ebay, some with warranty still active. I'd recommend those over this, although please do your research first.
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OscarWoah wrote: Functionality I look for is having output to 2 monitors from one hub.
This doesn’t support that (unless you have a thunderbolt monitor I think)
So you’d probably be better off buying one of the usb c hubs for $20ish since it’s the same stuff and keeps one of your usbc ports free.

If anyone is interested in getting two monitors onto their MacBook Air, get whatever anker usbc hub for one port and a straight HDMI to usbc adapter for the second port.
Just a friendly reminder. Some Macbook such as Macbook Air M1 only support one external monitor. Even if there was two HDMI ports on the hub only one would work. Did some search previously and the workaround looks to be Displaylink device (USB to things like HDMI).
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ValeDecem wrote: Just a friendly reminder. Some Macbook such as Macbook Air M1 only support one external monitor. Even if there was two HDMI ports on the hub only one would work. Did some search previously and the workaround looks to be Displaylink device (USB to things like HDMI).
Wut the puck. That seems ridiculous
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i was looking in to getting one of these hub for my new Mac M1 Air. I came across this one at amazon today, wondering if the hub from Anker is better than this cheaper one from ZMUIPNG, can anyone please suggest? it doesn't look like it will be different other than the brand name.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07X1V ... EECT&psc=1
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dilshadsk wrote: i was looking in to getting one of these hub for my new Mac M1 Air. I came across this one at amazon today, wondering if the hub from Anker is better than this cheaper one from ZMUIPNG, can anyone please suggest? it doesn't look like it will be different other than the brand name.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07X1V ... EECT&psc=1
also looking for one of these. this one seems to have 4.3 stars with 11K reviews so it should be ok. they seem to have one model with ethernet and one without.
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This thing is sweet the way it attaches. I am using a Lenovo docking station and works great.
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Are keyboards optional too on Macbooks ?
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I was so annoyed with lack of ports in new MacBooks and these Chinese hubs costing $100 and still lacking features. I went ahead and bought a M1 Mac mini with educational pricing and after returning AirPods it ended up costing me only $610+tax. Now I have 2 M1 machines, one I take out of the home with me and don’t bother carrying a dock or a dongle and one hooked up to a 4k 27” at home with lots of ports.
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dilshadsk wrote: i was looking in to getting one of these hub for my new Mac M1 Air. I came across this one at amazon today, wondering if the hub from Anker is better than this cheaper one from ZMUIPNG, can anyone please suggest? it doesn't look like it will be different other than the brand name.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07X1V ... EECT&psc=1
Anker would definitely be more reliable and trustworthy.. they are not really a small no name company anymore.. heck Google even recommends them
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tossmy wrote: Used thunderbolt 3 docks can be had for about the same price on ebay, some with warranty still active. I'd recommend those over this, although please do your research first.
I haven't tried 4k but do currently run three FHD monitors out with three Chinese hubs out (2x UGREEN 1x Anker). Works flawlessly. Three hubs together provide power pass through, SD card readers, USB ports and an ethernet port.

Running on a 2018 model MacBook.
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Keith1411 wrote: I haven't tried 4k but do currently run three FHD monitors out with three Chinese hubs out (2x UGREEN 1x Anker). Works flawlessly. Three hubs together provide power pass through, SD card readers, USB ports and an ethernet port.

Running on a 2018 model MacBook.
I'm glad you've found something that works for you, and for 1080p60 USB-C is fine. I'm just saying to others that if you find a good deal or for a little bit more you could have a more elegant, more future-proof solution but I understand that's not everyone's priority.
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ValeDecem wrote: Just a friendly reminder. Some Macbook such as Macbook Air M1 only support one external monitor. Even if there was two HDMI ports on the hub only one would work. Did some search previously and the workaround looks to be Displaylink device (USB to things like HDMI).
Wait, WHAT?

Is this for real???
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georgecantstandya wrote: Wait, WHAT?

Is this for real???
DisplayLink adapters have proven popular with M1 Macs, as they allow for multiple external displays to be connected. Officially, Apple says M1 Macs only support one external display (excluding the Mac mini, which can support a second display via HDMI).

DisplayLink Manager Updated With Native Support for M1 Macs and More

M1 Macs Able to Run Up to Six External Displays Using DisplayLink
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Dhanushan wrote: DisplayLink adapters have proven popular with M1 Macs, as they allow for multiple external displays to be connected. Officially, Apple says M1 Macs only support one external display (excluding the Mac mini, which can support a second display via HDMI).

DisplayLink Manager Updated With Native Support for M1 Macs and More

M1 Macs Able to Run Up to Six External Displays Using DisplayLink
Unbelievable that we live in 2021 and can’t have native multi monitor support from Apple.

Unreal
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Would anyone be kind to recommend a USB hub or adapter for a MacBook with usbC ports to connect to an ultrawide monitor @ 3440x1440 and 120hz+? Would HDMI 2.0 do the trick or would it need to be display port only? In which case I may need a switch for the monitor connects to two machines. Thanks.
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dilshadsk wrote: i was looking in to getting one of these hub for my new Mac M1 Air. I came across this one at amazon today, wondering if the hub from Anker is better than this cheaper one from ZMUIPNG, can anyone please suggest? it doesn't look like it will be different other than the brand name.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07X1V ... EECT&psc=1
I got this one from ZMUIPNG and it's been working flawlessly since April.. It gets hot but otherwise, works well: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08H5C ... UTF8&psc=1
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Bincent wrote: I got this one from ZMUIPNG and it's been working flawlessly since April.. It gets hot but otherwise, works well: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08H5C ... UTF8&psc=1
Ditto. Got the same at half the price. Anker is ok but worth less than half the sale price. Plenty of better priced alternatives. Anker cannot command a premium, not anymore.

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