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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Plugable to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a thin, light USB-C hub that's perfect for when you need a small hub while on the go.

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The Plugable USBC-HUB3P can deliver power to a MacBook from the MacBook's included charger while also providing three USB ports that can be used with a range of accessories. It's made from a lightweight silver aluminum that matches well with Apple's aesthetic, and it is able to work with both 2015 and 2016 Retina MacBook models. Other USB-C systems, like the Chromebook Pixel 2, are also supported.

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Measuring in at 9.5 inches long, the USBC-HUB3P fits neatly into a purse or backpack. We gave it a try and while it isn't the most rugged USB-C hub we've seen, it's a good option for travel. With USB 3.0 support, it offers transfer rates of up to 5Gb/s, and it ships with an included 6-inch USB-C cable to plug into the MacBook.


Apple sells its own Digital AV Multiport Adapter for the MacBook, but it's priced at $79.99. For those who don't need an HDMI port or want more USB-A ports, Plugable's solution is more affordably priced at $32 and is available from Amazon.

Plugable is offering 50 of its hubs to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize.

You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

The contest will run from today (June 24) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 1. The winners will be chosen randomly on July 1 and will be contacted by email. The winners have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a USB-C Hub From Plugable
 

tmoerel

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Jan 24, 2008
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This text at the top of your giveaways : only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

So that our second rate non Murican world citizens do not lose time reading through things we have to ignore!!
 

noone

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Feb 4, 2006
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This text at the top of your giveaways : only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

So that our second rate non Murican world citizens do not lose time reading through things we have to ignore!!

You should assume that giveaways conducted by an American company will be for US Citizens only, not because non-Americans are 2nd rate, but because of giveaway laws, rules, and regulations.
 

Kajje

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The $32 price is indeed very acceptable.
But a one-way power only USB-C port for power-only is a pretty big design flaw in a technology where one of the focus points is that everything is both-ways. My guess is that one of their PCB engineers is no longer on the pay roll.
 

sofila

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Jan 19, 2006
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You should assume that giveaways conducted by an American company will be for US Citizens only, not because non-Americans are 2nd rate, but because of giveaway laws, rules, and regulations.
He/her (in 8 years) already assumed that. He/her is just asking to put the disclaimer on top
 
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