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[Amazon.ca] Plugable USB C Hub 7-in-1 Multiport Adapter - $40.95

I was looking for a new USB-C hub lately and found out the price is so expensive nowadays and flooded with brands that I never heard of. Especially the Anker 7-in-1 usb-c hub that I bought years ago, not only the price did go down, it even went slightly up.

Finally, I found this one with a reasonable price and reputable reviews. It is smaller than the Anker one but with sharper edges. Works pretty well so far.
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Darn, no 3.5mm audio. :) Decent price for a USB-C hub, though.
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I just bought a similar hub from Qgeem brand, https://qgeem.store/products/usb-c-hub- ... eem-7-in-1. Only had it for a few days but hub is good, works with my Lenovo Duet well.

PD works well but keep in mind you need a decently powered charger (>30W) for quick charging to work with the hub (hub itself takes around 15W)
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sammiel wrote: I just bought a similar hub from Qgeem brand, https://qgeem.store/products/usb-c-hub- ... eem-7-in-1. Only had it for a few days but hub is good, works with my Lenovo Duet well.

PD works well but keep in mind you need a decently powered charger (>30W) for quick charging to work with the hub (hub itself takes around 15W)
Shopper plus aka prime cable is about to sell this very same hub for $25 in about 1 hour with free shipping
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Note that 4K is only 30hz
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l69norm wrote: Note that 4K is only 30hz
Yeah I would not bother because of this, wayyy too expensive for not even 60Hz
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hee jae shin wrote: This hub will be on sale for 24.99 at 8PM
Stay tuned.

https://www.shopperplus.ca/p-391102-cab ... cab-uh07-3

Is the USBC port on the hub input only for power?
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WHY is the cable that comes with these ALWAYS so friggin short?? :twisted:
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maddmaxx308 wrote: Is the USBC port on the hub input only for power?
Yes

"The type-c charge port can pass up to 100W power to the USB Power Delivery Laptop, and provide extra power to hard disk, DVD driver and accessories that connected to the USB ports simultaneously. "
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Dhanushan wrote: Yes

"The type-c charge port can pass up to 100W power to the USB Power Delivery Laptop, and provide extra power to hard disk, DVD driver and accessories that connected to the USB ports simultaneously. "
Thanks. That’s fairly disappointing. Was hoping it would also pass data via USBC. Bleh.
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I'm buying a few of these type for work, with dual hdmi, vga, ethernet and power passthrough, working great!
We're paying about $95 each, but significantly cheaper than Lenovo docks
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maddmaxx308 wrote: Thanks. That’s fairly disappointing. Was hoping it would also pass data via USBC. Bleh.
All the data passes through USB-C and the extra one is to supply power, pretty standard I think. If the usb-c input was data, you'd need a 3rd or AC plug to supply power.
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I bought a Lenovo one recently via the EPP site for my daugther's Lenovo C330 (chromebook), went this route as it was only a few bucks more for a "brand name" and the no name ones had heat issues. One thing to keep in mind is the PD aspect of it. Her chromebook comes with a 45w charger. Everything I've read with these adapters is that it needs power as well or you'll run into issues with hdmi and laggy keyboard & mouse. So what worked well for my case was a 65w power adapter with the hub/adapter. That way her chromebook will get charged (with 45w) while also ensuring hdmi and other usb ports work (with remaining 20w). Also, I've seen reviews where people has complained about wireless devices with these hubs/adapters. Make sure to plug the wireless receives into a usb 2.0 port instead of 3.0 as that seems to cause issues as well. And of course make sure your usbc port can do video, otherwise hdmi port won't work.

Hope this helps anyone looking into these things.
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Angultra wrote: All the data passes through USB-C and the extra one is to supply power, pretty standard I think. If the usb-c input was data, you'd need a 3rd or AC plug to supply power.
Yea. I was hoping that the USBC port from the pc would be enough to power everything coming into the pc, and the USBC port on the hub would act as a pass through so you don’t lose your USBC port from the pc.


If that makes sense.
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maddmaxx308 wrote: Yea. I was hoping that the USBC port from the pc would be enough to power everything coming into the pc, and the USBC port on the hub would act as a pass through so you don’t lose your USBC port from the pc.


If that makes sense.
Quick search this one has both charging and data usb-c: https://www.amazon.ca/Aceele-Adapter-Ch ... B083K3GC8C

I wouldn't give up the charging port though, if you had a home setup would mean just plugging in one thing for all your data and power needs.
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Angultra wrote: Quick search this one has both charging and data usb-c: https://www.amazon.ca/Aceele-Adapter-Ch ... B083K3GC8C

I wouldn't give up the charging port though, if you had a home setup would mean just plugging in one thing for all your data and power needs.
Sadly my MSI GP65 SFK doesn't charge via USBC.
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Would you chance it and use this for a Nintendo Switch?
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mrmark wrote: I'm buying a few of these type for work, with dual hdmi, vga, ethernet and power passthrough, working great!
We're paying about $95 each, but significantly cheaper than Lenovo docks
Dual HDMI might be the reason why those are $95.
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Angultra wrote: Quick search this one has both charging and data usb-c: https://www.amazon.ca/Aceele-Adapter-Ch ... B083K3GC8C

I wouldn't give up the charging port though, if you had a home setup would mean just plugging in one thing for all your data and power needs.
It seems like those USB C ports only support up to 5Gbps which is same speed with USB 3.0.
I don't see any point to purchase it.

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