Due to the growing popularity of USB-C ports and connectors, we can connect more traditional devices to our Mac or iPad. And when the connector is different? In this case there are a variety of adapters and they go one step above the hubs, devices that make one connector cost eight.
Design, weight and size, standard AUKEY
Access to practical information is important to emphasize that the eight ports are sufficiently separated so that we can use them slowly. When we connect or disconnect, for example, an HDMI cable, we do it being able to put your fingers on both sides and is in good shape, without pulling the cord to open it.
The device dimensions are 102 x 57 x 15mm and weigh 57 grams or, in other words, compact in size and lightweight. Its cable length is 150mm, enough the hub rests on a table when we connect it to an iPad Pro mounted in a “vertical” position with some cover.
Given the structure and function of the app, let’s talk about the connection ports that it provides us with some details of its operation. We have the eight ports we have
- 3 USB-A 3.1 ports
- 1 USB-C port
- 1 puerto HDMI
- 1 SD card slot
- 1 MicroSD card slot
- 1 puerto Ethernet
The choice of ports, at least for the accessories I usually use for my devices, seems to me much more in terms of performance. In all these ports we have to emphasize some specifications, saying in passing that, as expected, we can use all ports at the same time.
- USB-C port, which we will use to charge our Mac or iPad allow up to 100W of power, which makes it ideal for charging up to a 16-inch MacBook Pro that comes with a 96W charger.
- The ethernet port has 1 Gbit speed support, makes it great for connecting to the NAS, for example, editing a video from the Final Cut library.
- HDMI port, with which we can connect our iPad or Mac to external monitor, supports 4K resolutions at 30Hz.
- All USB ports, as well as SD and MicroSD card slots (2TB rate) reach 5Gbps transfer speed.
In all tests the AUKEY CB-C71 had fulfilled all its promises. From power is used simultaneously on several devices, via gigabit ethernet connection. The most recommended device is its careful look, quality finish and performance.
With this AUKEY appeal, it confirms what we already know about the brand: they are able to create high quality accessories at a moderate price.