USB C on an iMac? How?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Chippy99, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't be the only person who wants this, surely? But I can't seem to find anything.

    I have a 2012 iMac and some peripherals with USB 3.1 type C connectors. I want to buy a hub/dock that will connect to my iMac (any way) and which has at least one USB 3.1 type-C port on it.

    I can find lots of docks that have USB C at the host end. But that's the wrong way around, I want USB C at the client end, and either USB 3 (type B) or Thunderbolt to connect to the iMac.

    Has anyone found or can recommend a suitable device?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68020

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    You might want to give www.monoprice.com a look to see if they have what you want. However, even with the proper hub connected your iMac can still only provide USB 3.0 speeds.
     
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    If the cables of those peripherals aren't integrated, probably easier just to switch those out.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    I second monoprice.com.

    They have all sorts of "cabling solutions"...
     
  5. craig1024 macrumors regular

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    Thunderbolt should be able to provide full 3.1 speed, if you can find a thunderbolt dock with usb type c.
     
  6. carestudio macrumors 6502

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    Why not get a Thunderbolt Dock and a type-c to type-A cable? that will be easier.
    check with CalDigit or OWC. Both have pretty decent Thunderbolt docks.
    if you want a USB-C dock with an extra Type-C port for the client (or your type-c device), check with caldigit's new usb-c dock that has usb ports and usb-c ports, diplayport , hdmi etc.
    http://www.caldigit.com/usb-3-1-usb-c-dock/
    it works with your iMac 2012 I believe according to the FAQ
    http://www.caldigit.com/usb-3-1-usb-c-dock/faq.asp
    you will have more USB-A ports, Ethernet and USB-C port if connecting it to your iMac.
    see the Platform #2 (Type-A computer)

    also the quick review of this dock
    http://crazydiamondstar.blogspot.com/2016/08/usb-c-dock-best-baymax-for-macbook.html
     

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