Where on earth are the USB and HDMI ports? This is a question that you may be asking after buying the brand new MacBook or MacBook Pro. Well if you haven’t already worked it out, the answer is – they’re gone!
Instead you will have between one and four very small oval shaped ports depending on the MacBook you decided to buy. These ports are known as USB-C ports (or Thunderbolt 3 ports as Apple calls them). Now you may be thinking – ‘“But none of my tech supports USB-C…”. Well don’t panic just yet, that’s where we swoop in and solve all of your problems… Well not all of them. Here we list our Top 3 USB-C accessories for your new Macbook or Macbook Pro:
3. The Most Useful USB-C Memory Stick
We start off with the Leef Bridge-C 32GB USB-C memory stick. This ingenious little device has both standard USB-A and USB-C plugs allowing you to plug into standard USB ports as well as USB-C ports. This comes in handy if you want to transfer files from a standard USB-A compatible device to a USB-C device (like your new MacBook, convenient!). With USB 3.1 compatibility you can transfer your files rapidly and it even comes in three storage capacities; 32GB, 64GB and 128GB so you won’t be struggling for space anytime soon. Forget your MacBook for a second, if you have an Android smartphone with a USB-C port (like the new Samsung Galaxy S8) this nifty device is compatible making transferring your photos and videos from your phone to your MacBook even easier. Check out other storage capacities and USB-C Memory Sticks here!
2. The Standard USB Adapter
Now to start addressing those USB-C compatibility issues. In 2nd comes the Nonda USB-C to USB 3.0 Mini Adapter. Well you can see why they called this device ‘mini’, it is absolutely tiny! This USB-C adapter allows you to plug your regular USB compatible devices into your MacBook with ease and boasts USB 3.0 compatibility, meaning that it’s nice and quick. With it’s compact size you can easily carry it around in your pocket and avoid any awkwardness when someone hands you a standard USB device to plug in. This is why we love this device, it offers a compact solution to a problem that will be present until USB-C really takes off. If this particular adapter doesn’t float your boat, take a look at our other USB-C to USB adapters!
1. The Problem Solver
Finally in 1st place we have the HyperDrive Compact MacBook Pro Hub. This is a serious piece of tech that we like to call the ‘problem solver’ as it really is the answer to all of your USB-C compatibility problems. Featuring two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports for charging and super fast data transfer, a HDMI output to mirror your MacBook on the TV, SD and MicroSD card slots and two standard USB 3.1 ports for all of your older devices. This device is compact and sleek and is a must have for all MacBook Pro users. And never fear! If you decided to buy the MacBook rather than the MacBook Pro take a look at our USB-C Hubs page. We have plenty of accessories to cover your USB-C needs!
We hope this article was helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please share them below. For more USB-C Accessories and compatibility solutions head to our website and check out the full range!