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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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
  2. psymac macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
  3. markymarkimus macrumors newbie


    Jan 8, 2018
    --- Post Merged, Jan 8, 2018 ---
    Link doesn't work
  4. hobspain macrumors regular


    Mar 29, 2010
    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 :'-(
  5. DavidStamp macrumors newbie


    Aug 5, 2017
    North of the United Kingdom
    Yes - link does not work, and Kickstarter landing page says "not yet launched for funding" (or similar)...
  6. RCS31 macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2013
    Looking for a place of freedom and rationality
    Why is it so ugly?
    Why are the USB-C cables always so damn short?
    Why is it so damn expensive?

    Too many questions.
  7. Yrmmont macrumors newbie


    Aug 18, 2017
    San Luis Obispo
    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!
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    A lot of these products are not entirely aesthetically pleasing. It's somewhat how tech is. I care more about functionality.

    Compared to what exactly? It's $69.00 through Kickstarter and there after $89.00.
    Not entirely unreasonable.
  9. RCS31 macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2013
    Looking for a place of freedom and rationality
    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.

    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.
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    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.
  11. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2015
    Retail price will be $149. That's a lot. For what it is.
  12. Munch macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2006
  13. LeonHyperShop macrumors newbie


    Jan 8, 2018
    It's "HYPER and it's Sanho"
  14. chucker23n1 macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2014
  15. newtestleper macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2013
    Close enough.
  16. Tsuius macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2007
    Can I have the sancho with some hot sauce and limes?
  17. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
  18. djnigelchung macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2015
    Silicon Valley
    Exactly what I came here to check... 4K@30 is painful.
  19. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
  20. Populus, Jan 9, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2018

    Populus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012
    Valencia, Spain.
    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.
  21. shansoft macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2011
    I was going to snag one until I saw 60W charging.......
  22. Dogfight macrumors newbie


    Jan 11, 2018
    Sydney Australia
    this is nice but damn! 4k @30hz no thanks. already struggling with 4k @50hz
  23. mackonsti macrumors newbie


    Jan 14, 2009
    Muppet Show
    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...

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