The best all in one dongle

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    It just has 1 pass-through USB-C, 1 SD, 1 microSD and 2 USB-A..
     
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    I'd rather have one the has a cable between it and the MBP. Depending upon which you connect it will either stick out or block another UCB-C
     
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    How much more do you really need? This looks like plenty for most users, and $40 ain't bad, plus they have silver and space gray to match.
     
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    I bought the Dell DA200. It has just 1 USB-A, but it includes HDMI, VGA and Ethernet!
     
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    Most of the ones with ethernet, and sd seem to have under 4 stars review. Waiting for something new to come out, maybe by Anker, as a response to the new MBP.
     
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    I use the Apple HDMI USB adapter. It's good. Bought it used (I think)
     
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    Anker already has several USB-C hubs with Ethernet.
     
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    They do, but not eith everything :D I want it all, even VGA! The closest one I found to what I want is Cable Matters USB-C to HDMI / VGA / Ethernet / USB Multiport 4K UHD Adapter (Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C316EIK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_UAokyb3KYA41Y

    Problem is it got no SD slots. If Anker made one of those, with microSD and SD, and it get a 4.5 stars, I'll bite.
     
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    I have been looking at Anker. I haven't seen any with passthrough charging ability, unless I missed one by mistake.
     
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    Yes, they don't have a pass-through USB-C. Unfortunately that function is limited to a certain Watt power, and so they can't charge a MBP as fast as it does when you plug the cable directly to the Mac!
     
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    This looks closer to what I had in mind for a more "docking station" style adaptor for on my desk, although I'll still be waiting to see what else is coming out.
     
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    Here is a Satechi hub that offers Ethernet, along with a port with pass through charging etc. Amazon link here. I just ordered it on Amazon. Satechi website has the hub in space gray as well but, they are out of stock on all colors at the moment.
     
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    Only does 30 hz @ 4k if it matters to some.

    I just want something with 2x USB 3.0, HDMI @ 60 hz, Ethernet, SD card, USB C pass-through and I would be happy.
     
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    Yea, I saw that about the 4k. I don't use 4k so I should be good to go. I just checked the 4K specs on the OWC Hub listed earlier in the thread (at $150.00) and it only does 30 hz. I don't recall seeing a hub with the spec you need. Granted I have looked at a lot lately. Hopefully, you can find something.
     
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    Been reading a bit about how some of these hubs don't have that much current, so charging mobile devices with these hubs won't really be possible?
     
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    I don't need 60 hz at this time either, but I figure if I'm going to spend ~$60 on a hub it should do everything I want. I don't want to buy another one down the line. Better ones will come out no doubt. Just need something hold me over till then.
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    I think a lot of them aren't rated for the 15" specs which use more power so if you want to use them for power pass-through it won't work. Someone else can probably explain better.
     
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    Yeah I guess for a 15", I won't really need passthrough to get it charged as there are more than enough ports. I'm more concerned with how my USB 3.0 External Drive is going to be powercycled or I won't be able to charge my iPhone at 2.0A?
     
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    Or use this one for a 12 inch MacBook, but for the 15 inch I would probably prefer a couple different port takes. But, this one works just fine and can be found for $35
     
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    I like these, but if the USB-C connector is firmly attached tot he body of the device, would it be easy to pull it out or twist and break off the connector? It would be fine if it were being used only at a desk, but what about lap use?

    Anyone have one of these?
     

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