How much bigger a third party power adapter would be to have the ports people want

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wisestar, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. wisestar macrumors newbie

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    People have been complaining about the single USB-C port on the new macbook, since we will need a power adapter anyway and USB-C is not a proprietary port like MagSafe, I am wondering if Belkin / Kingston / Twelve South / other vendor would develop a new USB-C power adapter with the following features (from most important to the least):
    1. USB 3.0
    2. Thunderbolt 2
    3. HDMI / DVI
    4. SD Card reader
    5. Ethernet Port
    6. External Hard drive (another 512GB maybe)
    7. Built-in power bank
    8. Some Magsafe-like mechanism to prevent tripping (the other end of the power cord)
    9. Concealed Cable management

    I am not a tech savvy so I don't even know if this is even feasible to build, but if some of these can be implemented into a power adapter (not much bigger than the apple one), it will be a very cool kit to have. I would pay up to $150 for the 1,2,3,4,5 and more for the rest.

    Isn't this a good idea?
     
  2. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    I'm positive we'll see a dock of sorts that has at least 1, 3, 4 and 5.

    The chipset in the MB (I believe) just does not support Thunderbolt from a technical standpoint. It however (I believe) can at least do DisplayPort.
     
  3. wisestar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would it be just a dock or can these can be built into a power adapter?
     
  4. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    Why HDMI it only supports 1080p. I hope they have a dock with display port and usb at minimum. Even better would be a USB C screen 4k with usb hub one plug and done.
     
  5. wisestar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Come on people, share your thoughts and inspire us all to buy this beautiful little machine.
     
  6. pdutta2000 macrumors regular

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    The Dell Power Companion is almost what I'm looking for. A 10,000-20,000mah power bank that also has 2 USB ports. Make those USB-C ports so I can add in any display adapter I need and I'm done. I'm not worried about the cost of adapters. In a few months Monoprice and others will have any adapter you need for cheap.

    The Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock is a similar concept with better ports.

    The bottom line is that there are plenty of ideas to choose from and multiple third parties will have answers for the macbook. I can't wait for the 10th.
     
  7. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    With that many ports; it would be more akin to a docking station than just an adapter. If it is a big docking station, I would prefer it to be sufficiently solid to not go flying off the table if a cable gets yanked.
     

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