The 7 Best USB-C Hubs to Buy in 2018

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While USB has played a critical role in the function of computers, smartphones and other gadgets for years, USB-C has taken that to another level. With the ability to use USB-C for everything from charging your gadgets and hooking up another display to your computer to quickly transferring data, USB-C ports are the most versatile — and useful — ports you can have on any device.

However, because USB-C ports tend to be expensive to manufacture compared to other ports, you’ll often only find one or two in any computer or smartphone you buy. And that can mean you simply don’t have enough USB-C ports available to you to plug in all the accessories you might want hooked up to your computer.

To address that problem and facilitate broader accessory support, several companies make USB-C hubs that can plug in to your computer and give you access to many more ports. Indeed, while a USB-C hub might take up one of your precious USB-C ports on your computer, it’ll allow you to connect several more USB-C-ready devices to your machine.

Still not sure which hub is right for your use cases? Read on for our roundup of the best USB-C hubs available now.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Sinstar USB-C Hub

Sinstar’s USB-C Hub stands at the top of the USB-C hub market. The device comes with eight ports, including three USB 3.0 ports, SD and microSD card slots, Ethernet and charging ports and even a 4K HDMI video output. Best of all, it’s compatible with all USB-C-ready devices, including Apple’s MacBook line and Google’s Chromebooks, among countless others.

According to Sinstar, its accessory allows for data transmission speeds of up to 5Gbps over USB 3.0, which means you can transfer 2TB of data in just a few seconds.

The hub is slim and easy to carry and can be tossed into a bag without taking up too much space. It’s also been designed to look nice next to your computer, so it won’t be an eyesore on your desk or at the coffee shop while you’re working.

Best of all, Sinstar guarantees your purchase and provides for a lifetime money-back guarantee if you ever have a problem with the accessory or find that it’s not living up to its promise.

Best Budget: AUKEY USB-C Hub

If you’re in the market for a cheaper USB-C hub that can still get the job done, AUKEY’s option might be a good fit.

The hub plugs into your computer’s USB-C port and features four USB 3.0 ports itself. According to AUKEY, the ports will allow for data transfers up to 5Gbps and have both electromagnetic and electrostatic discharge protection to safeguard your devices and keep them from being damaged.

AUKEY was quick to point out that its hub is designed to be “ultra-thin” and should work just as well at home as it will in the office or on the go. Best of all, it’ll do all that without breaking the bank.

Best Flexibility: LETSCOM USB-C Hub

If you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks for USB-C hub in order to get access to all of the ports you desire, LETSCOM’s USB-C Hub might just be the way to go.

The hub plugs into your USB-C port and gives you access to eight different ports, including a USB-C charging port, two USB 3.0 ports, a single USB 2.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port and both an SD and TF card slot.

With help from the device’s HDMI port, you can enjoy up to 4K video content with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 at 30Hz. And since the device doesn’t require any software or drivers, you can simply plug it in and it’ll start working right away.

Best for Simple Use: HooToo USB-C Hub

Over at HooToo, the company is offering a nice selection of ports in its USB-C hub. But if you’re looking for a simple option that won’t overload you with ports, HooToo’s option is a good choice.

The HooToo USB-C Hub has three USB 3.0 ports that you can use to plug in accessories, like a mouse or keyboard or transfer data. The device also features a single USB-C charging port to keep your Android smartphone powered up all throughout the day. Add that to an HDMI port that allows for 4K video viewing, as well as an SD memory card slot, and you’re good to go.

HooToo said that it’s designed its USB-C hub with cues from Apple’s own design team. The device features a unibody aluminum alloy ionized finish and “Mac-style LED indicators.” It has also electromagnetic interference protection to keep your devices running all throughout the day.

Best Portability: RayCue USB-C Hub

RayCue USB C Hub
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RayCue’s USB-C Hub is small, attractive and easy to carry around. And that alone makes it an attractive option if you’re on the road often and need a reliable hub wherever you go.

The company’s device is a four-in-one combo that features a USB-C port, two USB 3.0 ports and a charging adapter. Better yet, it’s a plug-and-play solution that lets you quickly get your devices up and running without needing to install software or drivers. And like the other options in this roundup, if you want to connect a monitor to your computer, it’ll facilitate 4K resolution.

But arguably the device’s most impressive feature is its design. At just 3.8 inches long and 1.2 inches wide, the RayCue hub is exceedingly compact. It’ll be easy to bring along with you anywhere you go.

RayCue’s device isn’t the cheapest option on the market, but if it’s convenience you’re after, it should deliver.

Best Design: Trianium USB-C Hub

Trianium’s USB-C Hub won’t have all of the ports you’d find in some of the other hubs on the market. But if you want a device that will sit nicely on your desk without detracting from your setup, the Trianium USB-C Hub is the way to go.

The hub is made from a durable aluminum frame that from the top, makes it look thin without taking up too much room on your desk. Better yet, it looks nice next to sleek notebooks, like a space gray Apple Macbook. And just in case things go awry and stop working, you can take advantage of Trianium’s one-year warranty on the device.

The hub comes with two USB 3.0 ports and a single USB-C port. You’ll also find a 4K HDMI port that will output video from your computer to an HD monitor. And just in case you want to hide your hub somewhere not so close to your computer, the USB-C cable that comes attached to the device is 4.5 inches long.

Best for Macs: Knaive 6-in-1 Thunderbolt Hub

When Apple released the most recent form factor for their MacBook Pros, they did away with all but two ports: the USB-C/Thunderbolt ports and the headphone jack. As such, the floodgates opened on third-party adapters and hubs and the “dongle life” took over in the tech world. While most of these USB-C hubs are largely similar, it’s important to look at design and function as it relates to your laptop.

This 6-in-1 option from Knaive is designed specifically for the Mac, both in form — it’s got an anodized aluminum design with a color to match Apple’s range — and function. The hub sits flush against your laptop, using two Thunderbolt ports on one side of the Macbook. There are two USB-C ports on the input side, one of which is a Thunderbolt that supports up to 5K resolution, or 2x 4K resolution at 60Hz video. It also supports up to 40GB/s data speed, which is huge for those looking to use their laptop and hub for media production. The standard USB-C level supports up to 10GB/s as well, so those speeds are great as well. Note that if you want to use the Thunderbolt port for display, you’ll need a cable that converts it down to HDMI.

The hub is rounded out with SD and MicroSD card slots and two USB 3.0 ports that also support 5GB/s download speeds. And again, because it looks just like your Mac, sits slim and flush against your computer, and is pretty tiny, it’s a great choice to match the style of your MacBook Pro.