Saturday, 22 Sep 2018

The PowerHub USB-C hub and charger

Overview of the ports on the PowerHub

On Kickstarter, a new project has appeared: the PowerHub. The description reads:

PowerHub juices up your USB-C. More ports, more charge. Connects your MacBook’s USB-C port to give you 3 USB-A, 1 HDMI port, 1 USB-C, and additionally 5000 mAh of power.
Overview of the ports on the PowerHub

What caught our attention, is that this particular hub has a detachable cable. This is very interesting, because that’s pretty rare; almost all USB-C hubs nowadays have a short, captive (attached) cable. Although useful if you travel a lot, on your desk this results in a big mess of cables. This PowerHub can easily be put below your desk with a longer cable, which makes for a much cleaner setup.

Of course, the usual USB-C constraints still apply. For instance, the description mentions a 4K HDMI port but that downgrades the USB 3.0 ports to 2.0 speeds. The usual KickStarter warnings also apply; it’s the first Kickstarter project for this creator.

Still, we’re very interested in this project and will update whenever possible.