Best Late 2016 MBP adapters

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  1. danking3 macrumors newbie

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    As the topic states, looking for some input on the best adapters for the new mbp.

    I'm specifically looking for USB - SD - HDMI. Minix do one with all the above but with Ethernet also. Not found one without Ethernet yet (since it might be cheaper and slimmer I'm hoping ) . Any ideas ?
     
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    This one has Ethernet. I used it for a while and didn't have any trouble.
     
  6. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    I personally wouldn't use anything that attaches directly to the computer, as it adds unnecessary stress to the port and can easily be knocked. Should be fine using it permanently on a desk but I'd be weary as a 'laptop'.
     
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    I understand what you're saying, but wouldn't it make sense to remove it when traveling, moving about, etc.?
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    Yup, I'm waiting for delivery as well!
     
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    You get to do whatever you want and I get to do whatever I want. Nice how that works out, isn't it?

    The Hyperdrive product is PERFECT for what I need it for. Something hanging off a cable would not work well.
     
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    Ugly af, too.
     
  11. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    I wasn't saying you were in any way wrong guys... Just a point that it adds stress to the computer port (Which is something that can be overlooked). I said if you're using it on a desk it's fine, but if you're say on the couch it could cause strain. Don't know if you somehow took offence to that? But none was intended.

    Again, personally... a cabled solution works best as then I only have to plug in a single cable, and can leave everything attached to the dock without disturbing anything. I'd buy a cheap straight connection dock though for the travel bag as they are handy, just wouldn't use it as a primary.
     
  12. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Wow. You don't get it. At home, I will have a OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock with all the stuff that stays home attached to it. One USB-C cable for the 5K display and another for the dock.

    When I am at the race track moving the MacBook Pro around from trailer to the top of the car to another trailer to a garage, etc., the last thing I want is some cabled dongle hub hanging off a USB-C port. The Hyperdrive hub is PERFECT for my needs when I am not at home...especially at the race track.

    Maybe you need to remind yourself that something like the Hyperdrive hub could add stress to the ports if improperly handled. I don't need to be told that it is a possibility because I am not stupid. By the way, you make it sound like stress on the ports is a forgone conclusion. It's not. Of course, you do realize that pulling on USB-C cable can also put stress on the port.

    Maybe a cable solution works best for you. I will pick what works best for me.....
     
  13. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    What is your problem? Why are you attacking me? I'm so confused?!

    I have in no way said you are wrong, stupid, or that it won't work for you. So I really do not understand why you feel the need to be so defensive here.

    I was merely pointing out that it adds stress, not that it's the wrong solution or something. You have something bulky plugged in the side of the laptop, if you're carrying it around and knock it, it will have a consequence that wouldn't exist if it were just a cable. That's it! Pretty obvious statement, pretty obvious and I reiterated my point on it being a personal comment and again apologised if that in any way caused offence.

    Just you know, be nice maybe?
     
  14. t2nerb macrumors newbie

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    Personally, I've found all of Apple's USB-C adapters to work flawlessly. I've used USB-C -> HDMI, USB-C -> USB-A, Thunderbolt3 -> Thunderbolt2. Although I haven't tested the USB-C to HDMI on any higher than a 1080p resolution, I can confirm that it works great for both TVs and monitors w/ HDMI input. Never use an SD card so I can't help there.
     
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    I'm looking for a simple HDMI adapter for my late 2016 MBP. There are a couple on Amazon, but they look cheap as...
     
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    i wouldnt use that on my lap/sofa/bed at all.. i have seen two broken ports because of "just placed a hand in the wrong place..." althought this has two ports support which adds more strength. if i had one, i would put couple of feet under it to balance it on the desk. i wont buy this kickstarter item because it is compatible only with the current macbook pro. and if you have non touch version, then you are able to use it only on the left side.
     
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    That's my only concern with that little HyperDrive doohickey... hopefully our friends at Apple don't change the form factor on us too soon. Still, I'm sure I can sell it when it's no longer compatible.

    @New_Mac_Smell and @sidewinder: I think you both raise solid points in your arguments. Ultimately, we have options to fit our particular needs.
     
  19. mrex macrumors 68020

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    i quess you could try to use cables to connect it with any two usbc ports. but then you can also buy any other products which work this way already... they listed it to be compatible only with current mbpr, but dont know if they meant attaching or is it also sw related.
     
  20. bigkevracer macrumors newbie

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    I was a backer on one of Hyper's previous Kickstarters, and as soon as I saw they were behind this I didn't bother. It will be delivered late, will be of average quality and you'll be subscribed to every marketing email list you can imagine.

    Shame, it's a cool idea, but there will be others.
     
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    Well, ya'll better tell the folks that have contributed over $1.7 million that they made a mistake.
     
  22. bigkevracer macrumors newbie

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    There's 4,679 backers of the HyperLink that I'm sure would agree.

    Hopefully the HyperDrive is a better experience.
     
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    nice attitude..

    that is a neat product, but it doesnt offer anything new - it is just attached straight to the laptop rather than via cables. this takes two usbc ports (from ntmbp model it takes both thunderbolt3 ports that ntmbp has and offering only one back which only can be used to charge the laptop) and it takes both high-speed ports from the 13" tb model (offering only one back), and only compatible with the newest mbp - if you own any other usbc devices, you still need to buy other products - and it has no ethernet either...

    im not sure how many similar products there need to be. also reducing two high-speed ports to one port isnt clever and i wonder how many buyers even realise that.

    if i dont like it, it doesnt mean that there wouldnt be thousends who will love it and it is perfect to them.
     
  24. monkeydax macrumors 6502

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    I'm one of the backers of the HyperDrive and was thinking of giving up my EARLY BIRD (early feb delivery, 800+ backer position) slot as I'll probably be getting separate adapters instead as I want to use my MacBook Pro with a case. Anyone interested?
     

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