USB-c-dolls are hard in these times – but the perfect c usb adapter, we have not yet found. Hyperdrive, which we recently tested, belongs clearly to one of the better ones on the market with its Thunderbolt 3 support, but we want to connect Ethernet in it we look further.
until USB c is wide standard throughout the industry for everything from USB sticks to Printer loading video cables, we must get used to using adapters. And perhaps we are not of them even then, for now and then we need to plug in an SD card or an ethernet cable in our Macbooks. Then it will be to pick up an adapter again.
Perhaps this model, the accessories manufacturer Satechi. It offers more ports than most of its competitors, while it is small and pretty, no bigger than a palm. Quality feeling is okay, and it exists in all the familiar Apple color except pink gold.
All ports needed
In portväg has virtually everything we could possibly need in an adapter, at least if we're talking reasonably modern ports. It has card reader for SD and mini-SD card, HDMI, USB c with the support of the charge, three USB Type A ports (more than most other adapters of the same size) – and ethernet then, with support for up to 1000 Mbps. All this by plugging in a single USB-C or thunderbolt 3 port.
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For the most part, it is also alright soon. We attempt to upload a file of just over 3 GB from a USB stick through the USB 3.0 ports. There went in two minutes and seven seconds through all ports, clearly approved and about as fast as when we brought the same file through the HyperDrive. USB ports can deliver 1A as charging a mobile phone is normal quickly. A Case should be charged elsewhere.
The HDMI port is limited to 30 Hz at 4k resolution, and thus beaten by Hyperdrive that can handle the entire 8k and 60 Hz through 3 thunderbolt port. At 1440p or 1080p 60 Hz, however no problems with Satechi adapter.
The charge can cause problems for some users
Worth noting is that if we change the video source from the adapter, a flicker on the screen occur in up to five seconds, which Satechi are aware of and ( with small text) informs on his website. We also experienced it when we had a screen attached. Slightly annoying, but it disappears thus after a while.
The adapter, like most other usb c adapters, capable not of running Apple's SuperDrive.
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And here's another question mark worth noting. Depending on the computer we use can by charging through the USB port c set to the adapter then throttles the charge already at 49 watts.
It is quite enough for a Macbook and usually enough for a Macbook Pro 13 inch. When we are just checking email or surfing a 15-incher, it should not be a problem – but to launch a heavy rendering, and it is not certain that the Mac is getting enough power. The result is that the battery is not charged, or even drop the charge when a part of the battery power used to run the computer. A 15-incher usually want 87 watts, or at least 60, to cope with what it is supposed to. Apple charger for 15-tummaren is 87 watts strong.
If we notice that the adapter can not cope anymore, we instead connect the charger to any of the available ports, or check on the other adapter. Again, super doll Hyperdrive a better choice from this point – it can handle full 100 watts by charge. It should be said that it is not uncommon to usb c adapters throttles the charge by between 45 and 60 watts. Rather, the HyperDrive is the positive exception here.