CES 2018: Hyper Launches 8-in-1 USB-C Hub With Built-In 7.5W Wireless Charger

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Hyper today announced the upcoming launch of a new HyperDrive USB-C Hub, which will be available for pre-order on Kickstarter starting on January 15.

The HyperDrive USB-C Hub, which is compatible with all USB-C equipped MacBook and MacBook Pro models, features a total of 8 ports, including a 4K HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a microSD slot, an SD card slot, three USB-A 3.1 ports and one USB-C power delivery port.


In addition, the USB-C Hub has a built-in 7.5W wireless charger and convertible stand that's designed to charge the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.

Using the included stand, which has a hinge that can be set to multiple viewing angles, the iPhone can be charged flat or while standing up in landscape or portrait mode thanks to three included wireless charging coils.


The HyperDrive USB-C Hub has an included retractable USB-C charging cable to allow it to be connected to a MacBook, but it can also be plugged into the wall with a USB-C power source to provide power to the MacBook and to serve as a standalone wireless charging device when not connected to a MacBook.

HyperDrive claims that the USB-C Hub is able to charge an iPhone X faster than 7.5W wireless chargers available from Belkin and Mophie, and it says that the hub operates at a lower temperature than standard wireless charging accessories. The USB-C Hub is designed to operate at 77ºF, with generated heat isolated from the iPhone via an airgap and dissipated through the accessory's aluminum sides.


There is an LCD display built into the hub to provide details on voltage and current, and it's designed to be similar in size to other Qi wireless chargers on the market.

Hyper has an early bird special that will allow Kickstarter backers to get one of the new HyperDrive USB-C Hubs for $69, which it says is over 50 percent off the retail price of $149. Once early bird models have been exhausted, the HyperDrive USB-C Hub will be available for $89.

The Kickstarter project from Hyper has an estimated delivery of March 2018 for the first orders and April 2018 for later orders.

Article Link: CES 2018: Hyper Launches 8-in-1 USB-C Hub With Built-In 7.5W Wireless Charger
 

markymarkimus

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Hyper, a brand owned by Sanyo, today announced the upcoming launch of a new HyperDrive USB-C Hub, which is available for pre-order on Kickstarter starting today.

The HyperDrive USB-C Hub, which is compatible with all USB-C equipped MacBook and MacBook Pro models, features a total of 8 ports, including a 4K HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a microSD slot, an SD card slot, three USB-A 3.1 ports and one USB-C power delivery port.


In addition, the USB-C Hub has a built-in 7.5W wireless charger and convertible stand that's designed to charge the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.

Using the included stand, which has a hinge that can be set to multiple viewing angles, the iPhone can be charged flat or while standing up in landscape or portrait mode thanks to three included wireless charging coils.


The HyperDrive USB-C Hub has an included retractable USB-C charging cable to allow it to be connected to a MacBook, but it can also be plugged into the wall with a USB-C power source to provide power to the MacBook and to serve as a standalone wireless charging device when not connected to a MacBook.

HyperDrive claims that the USB-C Hub is able to charge an iPhone X faster than 7.5W wireless chargers available from Belkin and Mophie, and it says that the hub operates at a lower temperature than standard wireless charging accessories. The USB-C Hub is designed to operate at 77ºF, with generated heat isolated from the iPhone via an airgap and dissipated through the accessory's aluminum sides.


There is an LCD display built into the hub to provide details on voltage and current, and it's designed to be similar in size to other Qi wireless chargers on the market.

Hyper has an early bird special that will allow Kickstarter backers to get one of the new HyperDrive USB-C Hubs for $69, which it says is over 50 percent off the retail price of $149. Once early bird models have been exhausted, the HyperDrive USB-C Hub will be available for $89.

The Kickstarter project from Hyper has an estimated delivery of March 2018 for the first orders and April 2018 for later orders.

Article Link: CES 2018: Hyper Launches 8-in-1 USB-C Hub With Built-In 7.5W Wireless Charger
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hobspain

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Would be great if the little cable beneath the device could extend and connect to the right side of the computer for us lefties. Always left out :'-(
 

Yrmmont

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It would be beneficial on this and future reviews to advise if the product meets UL (Underwriters Labs) approval or will be ISO listed.

I don’t want to purchase a product that could damage my laptop or a connected device!
 

CerebralX

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A lot of these products are not entirely aesthetically pleasing. It's somewhat how tech is. I care more about functionality.
Well of course you'd care more about functionality, but something which looks ugly is just not good enough to sit on my desk. The same reason you don't buy a Fiat Multipla.

Compared to what exactly? It's $69.00 through Kickstarter and there after $89.00.
Not entirely unreasonable.
Well yeah, when the entire thunderbolt 3 market is filled with expensive docks/hubs, it's hard to compare it to something cheaper which does not exist.
 

Relentless Power

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which looks ugly is just not good enough to sit on my desk. The same reason you don't buy a Fiat Multipla.
I don't see the relevance between a Fiat and something that's on your desk. I would say a car would be something more considerable in preference of looks versus a piece of tech on your desk. Point is, no one cares what's on your desk, it's the executed functionality behind the Product.
 

LeonHyperShop

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HYPER, a brand owned by Sanho, today announced the upcoming launch of a new HyperDrive USB-C Hub, which is available for pre-order on Kickstarter starting today.

The HyperDrive USB-C Hub, which is compatible with all USB-C equipped MacBook and MacBook Pro models, features a total of 8 ports, including a 4K HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a microSD slot, an SD card slot, three USB-A 3.1 ports and one USB-C power delivery port.


In addition, the USB-C Hub has a built-in 7.5W wireless charger and convertible stand that's designed to charge the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.

Using the included stand, which has a hinge that can be set to multiple viewing angles, the iPhone can be charged flat or while standing up in landscape or portrait mode thanks to three included wireless charging coils.


The HyperDrive USB-C Hub has an included retractable USB-C charging cable to allow it to be connected to a MacBook, but it can also be plugged into the wall with a USB-C power source to provide power to the MacBook and to serve as a standalone wireless charging device when not connected to a MacBook.

HyperDrive claims that the USB-C Hub is able to charge an iPhone X faster than 7.5W wireless chargers available from Belkin and Mophie, and it says that the hub operates at a lower temperature than standard wireless charging accessories. The USB-C Hub is designed to operate at 77ºF, with generated heat isolated from the iPhone via an airgap and dissipated through the accessory's aluminum sides.


There is an LCD display built into the hub to provide details on voltage and current, and it's designed to be similar in size to other Qi wireless chargers on the market.

Hyper has an early bird special that will allow Kickstarter backers to get one of the new HyperDrive USB-C Hubs for $69, which it says is over 50 percent off the retail price of $149. Once early bird models have been exhausted, the HyperDrive USB-C Hub will be available for $89.

The Kickstarter project from Hyper has an estimated delivery of March 2018 for the first orders and April 2018 for later orders.

Article Link: CES 2018: Hyper Launches 8-in-1 USB-C Hub With Built-In 7.5W Wireless Charger
It's "HYPER and it's Sanho"
 

Populus

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A USB-C hub with only one USB-C i/o port?!

How the hell are we going to make the transition to all USB-C or thunderbolt 3 if every single USB-C dongle has only one or two USB-C connectors and lot of old USB-A and other ports???

We want MacBooks (or XPSs) with more USB type C ports, and dongles or hubs with at least three or four USB-C connectors, or even thunderbolt 3!!!

Heck, call me crazy, but I thought USB type C was the future of i/o connections in the computer industry.
 
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mackonsti

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Hi everyone, I just re-visited the site, and now the starting price went from 69 USD to 79 USD for the first backers. Not sure if I am interested, anymore...