Satechi Launching USB-C Hub for New iPad Pro: 4K HDMI, Headphone Jack, USB-C With Power Delivery, and USB-A

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Satechi today introduced a new USB-C hub with one HDMI output, one USB-C port with Power Delivery, one USB-A port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

    Satechi's new USB-C hub for iPad Pro

    Designed for the new iPad Pro with a USB-C port, the Aluminum Type-C Mobile Pro Hub allows the tablet to be connected to a wide variety of peripherals, such as a 4K display via HDMI or a wired keyboard via USB. The headphone jack is also valuable since the new iPad Pro lacks one for wired headphones.

    Satechi's new hub can be pre-ordered now for $45 in Silver or Space Gray. The price will rise to $60 when it begins shipping around mid-December.

    Satechi's new USB-C hub for iPad Pro

    By comparison, the recently announced HyperDrive USB-C hub for the new iPad Pro will be available in December for $49 at launch and $100 regularly. It features six ports: a 4K HDMI output, a 3.5mm headphone jack, an SD card slot, a microSD card slot, one USB-A port, and one USB-C port with Power Delivery.

    All in all, if you need SD and microSD card readers for importing photos to the new iPad Pro, then consider the HyperDrive hub. Otherwise, the Satechi hub is a good option for $40 less at regular price.

    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Satechi. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

    Article Link: Satechi Launching USB-C Hub for New iPad Pro: 4K HDMI, Headphone Jack, USB-C With Power Delivery, and USB-A
  2. techpr, Nov 8, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018

    techpr macrumors 6502


    Sep 9, 2008
    San Juan, PR
    But in the end the USB Memory Stick will not work.
  3. grimmace macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2003
    Does the USB-A port allow for any type of connection to an external drive for storage? Anyone out there with the new ipad pro use a wireless HD?? If so, what do you use?
  4. loveandhavefun macrumors member


    Mar 7, 2014
    Why do they show it with a USB flash drive when that will never even work due to Apple artificial limitations?
  5. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    Because it sells more hubs.
  6. giggles macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2012
    This looks dumb to me.

    Make one with a short and angled usb-c cable that runs flush to the ipad.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 8, 2018 ---
    I think it would work for photos/some_videos?
  7. Delgibbons macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2016
    Again that looks amazing. So sleek. So streamlined. NO possibility of knocking into it and breaking your USB C port. Cough.
  8. match14 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2014
    Wonder if anyone will make a simple USB-C to lightning adapter?
  9. Rory76 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2017
  10. match14 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2014
  11. KhrisGarcia macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    Apple has one. I use several with 29w usb-c charger and iPad 10.5.

    The usb a port will be good for connecting midi keyboards or sound interfaces or even powered usb hub with all that plugged in further away from the iPad. I like the hyperdrive option with sd card. I’ll have to check but I hope hdmi is 4K at 60hz and not 30hz.
  12. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2009
    So, we can plug in thumb drives now, but Apple still cripples iOS so much that the thumb drives won't even work... so...
  13. Gusjasso macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2013
  14. Scooz macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2012
    Now Xcode (or something better) for the pad...
  15. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    There’s a new Apple device. Fire up the dock production lines, pronto! :rolleyes:

    It’s already been confirmed that plugging an external drive into the new iPad (or a dock attached to the new iPad) doesn’t cause the iPad to see the drive.
  16. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    USB keyboards.
  17. Mac 128, Nov 8, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018

    Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    Good question. And where will I plug my USB-C Headphones when this dock is plugged in? ;-)

    How does that solve the USB-C to Lightning problem?

    This seems to mostly be a low-speed charging device. I don't see it working in the reverse, i.e. plugging a Lightning device into the iPadPro. That's what's missing with Apple's switch to USB-C. Given these warnings, I'd be especially concerned about plugging it into any of my Apple equipment:

    1. This adapter does NOT support: OTG, neither video nor audio.

    2. QC (Quick Charge) standard is currently NOT supported.

    Apple already makes a USB-C to Lightning adapter for charging and synching (though not likely with the iPadPro). And that's about All I'd use this for. But they make nothing that allows the use of existing Lightning devices to function correctly on the iPadPro. I can't even use my Lightning headphones on the iPadPro, requiring someone to carry two different headphones or adapters to use between their iPhone, iPad Pro, and MacBook.
  18. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    I don't know what you guys are complaining about, flash drive and file transfer access is sure to come in iOS 16 :rolleyes:
  19. miniroll32 macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2010
    “And the Academy Award for Biggest Eyesore goes to...”
  20. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2009
    If it’s anything like Satechi’s other USB-C hubs for the MB and MBP, it’ll disconnect so frequently and annoyingly the only “flush” you’ll be thinking about is your cash (followed possibly by the hub itself) down the toilet.

    They do a small cabled version that’s much more reliable but for the non-desk/lap-bound iPad, it will very literally epitomise the word “dongle”.
  21. chromite macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2013
    The HDMI cord in the second pic appears to be upside down.
  22. predation macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2013
  23. sidewinder3000 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    I think I would much prefer a hub that had a cord coming off of it, rather than a big block of ports attached to one small, fragile USB C opening. It seems like a recipe for messing up that port.
  24. username: macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2013
    ****ing crazy they call this a pro machine and you can’t even plug in a USB drive or external storage. What a stupid decision. On the iPhone, I can forgive because I don’t imagine working on files on my phone, but on a “laptop replacement” in 2018. They are smoking serious delusionary drugs to imagine this is a laptop replacement for anyone
  25. 341328 Suspended

    Jul 18, 2009
    Does it just mirror what’s on the iPad screen? How’s this iPad work with an external screen? An extended canvas?

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