Best USB-C Accessories

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  1. NSNick macrumors regular

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    What are the best USB-C accessories for the mew macbook pro?
     
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  3. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered this dongle with Power Delivery, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, and 2X USB 3.0 ports for $39: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GNL92YY/

    Temporarily out of stock from Amazon, but you can still put an order in-- you might have to browse the 'other sellers' section to find the Amazon listing. I haven't seen a dongle with all those ports near that price range, and Huawei is a pretty well-respected Chinese manufacturer.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Sandisk memory stick. Usb c then pushed one way and type a on the other. It's great
     
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  6. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Get at least the Apple brand, USB-C to lightning. This is essential if your in the eco.

    I have the 1m but will get the 2m soon (if I can get it for less than ******* $35)
     
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    I've also considered 'recycling' USB-A ethernet dongles with a C-to-A adapter as a money-saving solution; but have wondered if there's any significant speed hit compared to a USB-C GigaEthernet dongle (which really aren't too expensive)?
     
  8. InventorTechie macrumors newbie

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    It's a really good point. Calls for a deeper dive into spec sheets. Alternatively, we could always run a benchmark utility on an external SSD to test the native USB-C connection, compared to a USB3.0 port. I prefer testing over spec sheets most of the time ;-)
     
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    No. There is no intelligence in the conversion from A to C, just a change of connector. So it won't influence the speed.

    If you'd get a really, really crappy converter, then perhaps it could introduce errors but these should be corrected by the USB protocols.
     
  10. InventorTechie macrumors newbie

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    Perfect! Very good to know. Thanks for the insight.
     
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    Have the same. Works great. I can pop it in to the PCs at work and transfer files with my new 15" MBP quite easily (though, honestly, most of the time I just do it via iCloud).
     
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  17. gui0312 macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone used this SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Card USB-C Reader from the Apple Store? I couldn't find it in store today when I went to pick up my MBP15. It's 29.99 right now on sale, they don't seem to have it anywhere else (Amazon, Best Buy etc.). I am looking for an SD card reader and probably that USB-C to USB 64GB stick looks nice as well.
    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/H...-reader?fnode=8b&fs=f=san_disk&fh=4595%2B3406
     
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    I have this. It's solid. It's flexible between the connector and the reader which is nice. It's limited to the card speed (obviously) but I've had no read/write issues. I use it to pull photos mostly.
     
  20. gui0312 macrumors 6502

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    Saw the video, not sure I want something like that. If you look the adapter is flimsy on attachment as the person is bending it with light a touch. I feel like these things are easily snapped off. I really only need the SD card reader and usb-c to Usb and maybe a usb-c to lightning for the phone (I usually never need to charge my phone [7+] on my laptop).
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    Awesome, thanks!
     
  21. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I have this Sandisk and used it over the holidays. Seems very good and fast. I ordered it from the Apple Store and got it 2 day shipping free
     
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    I have the satechi one with ethernet and HDMI

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FWT7MEA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    it has been working well so far - I use the ethernet, hdmi, one usb port that connects to my monitor (to which all my usb stuff are connected)
    It does get warm after a while just like most of the other hubs on amazon.

    I do not charge thru it though.my charging cable is connected to the mbp directly.
     

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