What is the best way to add an extra USB port to my 13" MBPr?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I need an extra one. My 24" Dell Ultrasharp has TWO (2) built right into the monitor but when I plug my iPhone in, it doesn't work :(

    I need to plugin my iPhone 6 Plus, my external hard drive, and my printer.

    Thanks
     
  2. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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  3. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Get a usb 3 hub and it won't be slow. In general usb is pretty slow.
     
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  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    As fast as USB can go, is USB fast enough for you? Get a USB 3.0 hub, not a 2.0.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Hub is your best bet as others had mentioned.
     
  7. chabig macrumors 601

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    The only choice OTHER than buying a USB hub, is paying more for a device that provides USB ports over Thunderbolt such as this. But those cast about $200. OP, if you only want USB, stick with a cheap USB hub.
     
  8. Freyqq macrumors 601

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    get a powered USB 3 hub. All three of those devices combined do not max out the bandwidth of a USB 3 port, so you won't even notice the difference. Make sure it is powered by an ac adapter, as it will draw power from the wall instead of your computer. Your computer alone may not have enough power through the USB port to run all those devices at once, but with an ac adapter to the wall, it definitely could.
     
  9. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks to all who replied. It really helped me out. Buying one off amazon now.

    :apple:
     
  10. SkimMilk168 macrumors regular

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    Your monitor should have an uplink port (USB B). You have to connect this to your MBP (USB A to B cable) so that the 2 ports you are trying to plug to will work. That's your USB hub on your monitor... ;)
     

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