Choetech usb c hub review...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Truefan31, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    So I was supplied this hub for review at a discount for a fair review.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01A6ZPHAQ/ref=cm_cr_mpr_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

    It comes in a small minimal box. Manual and hub are neatly packaged.

    It's a nice metal hub, and the usb c cable is thick and sturdy. Should last a long time.

    Hooked it up to my rmb 2015 no problem. There's a blue led that tells u its powered on. It's nice that it's pass through too meaning I can charge while using other peripherals. HDMI worked great @1080 @60hz. It can do 4K @30hz also. Oh and it's a usb 3.0 port. Had no problems using a flash drive. Even tried charging my iPhone 6s Plus. No issues.

    I was impressed with this hub. I've liked their lightning cables (the braided ones especially) so again this is a nice product. Feel free to ask any questions.

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  2. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    Great! Ordered one of these the other day after looking extensively at other options.
     
  3. johndeere768 macrumors newbie

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    Dope, just bought one too. Thanks for the review.
     
  4. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I was pleasantly surprised. So far they've made some solid products. I like their braided lightning cables.
     
  5. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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  6. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Received mine today. macbook arrives tomorrow
     
  7. xDKP macrumors 65816

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    Thanks a lot for the review mate - pretty much the stuff I'm looking for :)
     
  8. Earl Urley macrumors regular

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    Can you boot your MacBook from a bootable USB flash key/drive enclosure hooked up to this adapter?

    If you unplug the USB-C power, do hard drives hooked to the USB port drop off the chain?

    It seems that at the moment all USB-C charging hubs don't furnish the full 29W from Apple's adapter to the MacBook charging port.
     
  9. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    I don't get this.

    It's $41 and does the same thing as the Apple version which can be had brand new on Amazon for $57.

    Is the $16 worth it? I get some of the USB-C hubs which are sexy as hell, thin and light and snuggle up against the side of the RMB, but this peripheral is larger and more clunky and the difference in price just isn't worth the risk IMHO. Am I missing something?

    BJ
     
  10. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Actually its $64 with shipping.

    As a Prime customer its 41 vs 64.
    As a non-prime customer I am sure its more like 46 vs 64

    Not compelling price difference. Another $10 off and that swings it to Cheotech.
     
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  15. fisherking macrumors 603

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    great to see different needs covered (power, usb3, hdmi, ethernet), great to have choices...
     
  16. xDKP macrumors 65816

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    Must say after some time, the Choetech has been acting a bit weird, so might be a defect unit I have... Sometimes the computer doesn't know it's in etc. which never happens to Apples
     
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  18. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Still waiting for one with displayport 1.2 (4k@60hz)/usb 3/charging support.
     
  19. scarrz macrumors newbie

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    You can find the apple version for around $30 or less on eBay. Prob open box, but sizable savings.
     

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