Why no Multiport USB-C hubs?

mrname2016

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 24, 2016
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USA
Does anyone know of any multiport (3+ ports) usb-c hubs?

I'm talking about something like this:


Except all of those regular USB ports would all be USB-C.

I'm thinking of smaller portable hubs, not something like this from OWC, which is a larger desktop style hub:



Even that only has two USB-C ports.

Do they exist, am I just missing them? If not, does anyone know why they don't? Is it a power (or other) issue that I don't understand?

Thanks.
 

dwig

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Jan 4, 2015
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Key West FL
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Even that only has two USB-C ports.
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You misread the picture. It has only one downstream USB-C port. The other USB-C port is the upstream port to the host computer.

I've not seen any with more than one USB-C downstream port, and all that I've seen strip the video off to go to the dedicated video ports. I have an inexpensive hub from Cable Creation (which I dislike, BTW) that provides VGA, 1 USB3, and one USB-C. The USB-C can be used as a downstream data port to connect to devices or as a connection to a USB-PD power supply to power the hub and the host computer.
 

Arcade

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Oct 1, 2012
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Bronx, NY
I'm also looking for a multiple usb-c hub for my MacBook to use with a Samsung t5 ssd. I was looking through amazon but could not find one like I need.