Newest Macbook Pro 13" with Satechi USB-C Hub (originally designed for Macbook)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by eurobum, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. eurobum macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2012
    I'm looking into getting the newest Macbook Pro 13" without touch bar, and due to Dongle Gate I'm looking at viable solutions for such.

    HyperDrive is a sleek looking dongle that's fully funded via Kickstarter, but isn't ready to ship just yet.

    Then there's this Satechi hub that was designed for the newer Macbooks:


    Since this was designed for the Macbook, will it be applicable to the Macbook Pro without blocking the other USB-c out on the MBP?
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
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    Clearly not from your picture.

    How about this ? c,p_36:4600-6000,p_89:HooToo,ssx:relevance
  3. eurobum thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2012
  4. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I agree ... what's the point of living the dongle life if you have to deal with dongles (adapters that have built-in cables).

    You're after an adapter ... to me their not one and the same thing, even if the purpose is the same.

    I have the Satechi ... but no HDMI (a mistake on my part when I ordered from Amazon.
    3x USB3 (why no USB3.1 SS?)
    1x SD card slot
    1x MicroSD card slot (was hoping the Sony M2 micro cards was compatible as I have unknown data from an old SonyEricsson K790a phone)

    Ensure you get the one with HDMI slot very useful.
    FYI: Mine runs SUPER hot making me think it'll not last long when I use it for anything including just a single USB3 Passport portable drive. (avoid using such a drive going forward if you can).

    I do recommend HyperDrive's as the quality and the speed seems to be faster on any of the ports by comparison that I've seen by reviews on the tube.
  5. LogicalApex macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2015
    Old thread revival :)

    But, I disagree. To each their own, of course, but I had a Satechi similar to what's shared here and I returned it to Amazon and got something with a short cord. My biggest pet peeve with it was that it was locked to my MacBook so I couldn't use it on anything in the future or another device (as it needed to have 2 USB C ports spaced perfectly like the MBP).

    It was far too expensive I felt while being too locked to one device. I expect as USB C becomes more and more common for me to be using the dongle on other devices...
  6. Garage Battle macrumors regular

    Garage Battle

    Aug 31, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    I timidly recommend the new TB3 mini docks that have been popping up on Amazon. I believe StarTech, Caldigit, and someone else makes them. ****** part - no charge pass thru - however I've yet to have an issue with it in MacOS. In Windows a recent Bootcamp update started some external screen flickers/re-sync - was resolved by changing the power plan settings while plugged.

    2016 nTB 13'.
  7. 1096bimu macrumors 6502


    Nov 7, 2017
    I prefer dongles, because with this thing, it's so long and you've got so much leverage on the port it's so easy to accidentally twist the entire thing off and possibly damage the port in the process. A go'olde dongle seems much safer to me.
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Its going to block the other port, and also I don't like how it sits up against the MBP. To me that introduces a weak point where any pressure against the USB hub could damage the MBP.

    Alternatively I opted for this Satechi
  9. jerryk macrumors 68040

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    You can tell people using the attached min hubs. They are the ones pushing on the hubs to make it seat every once in awhile.

    I have tried several from friends and ever single one comes loose as as you move the computer or cable get pulled. I prefer dongles that have a little give built in.
  10. johnnybeagle macrumors member


    Jun 7, 2017
    The saitechi with the wire is a better idea. Less stress on your port and it doesn't block your other usb-c
  11. Big Ron macrumors 6502

    Big Ron

    Dec 7, 2012
    United Kingdom

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