Many computer and smartphone manufacturers are moving to the faster, more reliable USB Type C connection. USB-C offers faster data transfer rates and a more reliable source for power when it comes to laptops, Macbooks and smartphones. The problem is, most manufacturers aren’t putting enough USB-C ports on their new devices and they seem to be abandoning the original USB connection all together.
Take the latest Macbook’s for instance. You’re investing thousands of dollars into a new, reliable Macbook, but just about none of your peripherals or accessories can even connect to it. Consider this for a second, the new Macbook came out ahead of the iPhone 7 and 7+. The new Macbook Pro’s came out ahead of the new iPhone 8, 8+ and X. You can’t connect your new iPhone to your new Macbook without using an adapter.
Several companies have released different Type-C adapters but they don’t seem to fill all the needs of the power user. Many USB-C hubs have an extra USB-C port and maybe one or two USB type A connections. That’s a start, but then if you’re a power user like me, you still need more adapters for monitors, a mouse and storage devices.
The fine people of Kingston have felt the pain of computer and phone owners with “USB Type C Anxiety” (we made that term up). You know the anxiety you get when you can’t connect your devices and you don’t know which adapter to buy.
The new Nucleum USB Type C hub from Kingston is just about all the hub you could ever need. It’s a 7 in one hub that includes:
- A USB Type C connection for power
- A USB Type C connection for data transfer
- 2 USB Type A connections
- SD Card reader for both MicroSD and SD
Power passes through all of the ports so you can connect your phone to the Nucleum, transfer data and charge it up all at the same time.
Our 10 year old reporter, who also suffers from USB Type C anxiety, got to speak with Kingston’s Leong at Pepcom during CES 2018, gets the low down in the video above. For more information visit kingstongo.com
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