Choetech usb c hub review...

Truefan31

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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.

 

JD2015

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Great! Ordered one of these the other day after looking extensively at other options.
 

Truefan31

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

Earl Urley

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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.
 

boltjames

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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
 

ZipZap

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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
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.
 

xDKP

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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
 

scarrz

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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.

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