Modern Devices are becoming thinner and lighter with only one or no port from MacBook, HP, Dell, and Lenovo to All-In-One Desktops. To plug in anything to the device the only option is to use the best USB Hubs.
USB Hubs provide different types of ports and configurations in a relatively compact package. With a single USB hub, you can add USB-C, HDMI, Display Port, VGA, Ethernet Jacks, and SD memory readers to modern Laptops, Tablets, and Desktops that have forsaken many ports.
What to Consider
The Number of Ports. A good USB hub should have all the required ports you need to connect your devices. It is worth looking at the USB hub that has a few more ports than what you need.
Power Output. You should consider choosing between USB hubs that work off the original port of power or USB hubs that use an external power source.
Hub Port’s USB Version. Have a look at the USB hub’s ports version, some hubs use USB 2.0 to lower the costs, but this will result in slower data transfer for USB 3.0 devices.
Size of the Hub. A good hub should be compact taking up minimal space and working as intended. It should have no weak or flimsy connections and a relatively long lifespan.
When shopping for the best hub, take inventory of all your peripherals you need to connect, including their specific port types, then look for each type in the hub you are considering buying.
How We Selected
Every device situation is a little different, so in making our picks, we have pulled together our favorite USB hubs for various needs. We have included travel and those on a budget. Make sure you determine whether you will be using your hub on USB-A (Old Model) or USB-C (the newer type) port before you start to shop around.
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1# Amazon Basics 4 Port USB to USB 3.0 Hub
This Amazon Basics Hub comes with 1 USB 3.0 4 Port Hub, 1 5V/2.5A Power Adapter, and 1 built-in 9 and inches USB 3.0 cable.
Amazon Basics Hub is compatible with USB 3.0 and it is backward compatible with USB 2.0. It supports Low-speed 1.5Mbps and full-speed 12Mbps. high-speed 480Mbps and Superspeed 5Gbps.
It supports auto-switching between self-power and bus power modes.
The Maximum output per port is 900MA and the Maximum out across all 4 Outputs is 12.5W.
You should use a power adaptor for Maximum Power Output.
2# Sabrent 60W 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub
Sabrent 60W 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub allows data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps.
This Hub comes with 3-Smart charging ports that auto-optimize current speeds of up to 2.4 amps per port.
Sabrent Hub has a Power output of 60W that lets you charge Tablets, Phones, or other devices simultaneously.
The Blue LED helps in indicating the power status for each port.
Sabrent Hub is designed with fashionable mirrored surfaces with a compact design.
3# Sabrent 4-Port USB 2.0 Data Hub (HB-UMLS)
Sabrent HB-UMLS will enable you to instantly add Four USB 2.0 Ports to all compatible devices.
This Hub is easy to set up, it is a Plug and Play, Hot-swappable, and Hot Pluggable.
With this Hub, you will gain four, Downstream ports that offer a high-speed 480Mbps, a full speed 12Mbps, and a Low speed of 1.5Mbps.
Sabrent HB-UMLS Hub is designed to be as Thin as possible allowing you to maximize precious workspace or travel with ease.
It is Backward compatible with 1.1 Devices and Hosts. Charging Not Supported.
4# Apanage Powered USB 3.0 Hub
Apanage Powered USB 3.0 Hub is designed with 7 USB Data Transfer Ports making it easy for you to connect with multi-devices to your Laptop or Desktop simultaneously such as Card Reader, Keyboard, Mouse, Mobile Hard disk, Flash Disk, Webcam, Mp3 players, etc.
This Apanage Hub comes with a long 100cm Build Cord enabling you to arrange your cables.
The USB 3.0 Hub provides a high-speed 5Gbps data transfer which can enable you to transfer an HD movie in seconds. It is also backward compatible with 2.0 and 1.1.
Apanage Hub comes with 4 fast charging ports allowing you to charge your Tablets, Phones, Cameras, Speakers, and more.
You can switch ON/OFF individual 11 Ports with LED indicators for each port. The Blue LED lets you know the working status of each port.
Apanage Hub is compatible with most operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10; MacOS-8/9/X, UNIX, and Linux and offers fast PLUG-AND-PLAY installation.
5# Sabrent 13 Port High-Speed USB 2.0 Hub
Sabrent 13 Port High-Speed USB 2.0 Hub will enable you to instantly add 13 USB 2.0 Ports to your Compatible Devices.
This Hub enables you to Gain 13 Downstream Port which offers a high-speed 480Mbps, Full Speed 12Mbps, and a Low speed of 1.5Mbps.
It is easy to set up, Plug and Play, Hot-Swappable, and Hot Pluggable. It is also backward compatible with 1.1 Devices and Hosts.
You can add up to 127 Devices by Daisy-Chaining Multiple Hubs.
Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub will Transform your Desktop or Laptop USB port into four. It does not support charging.
You can use this hub to sync data at blazing speeds of up to 5Gbps which is fast enough to transfer an HD movie in seconds.
When using your Desktop or Laptop, you will set up your device however you want with 2 feet of cable, use the included cable tie to adjust the length for maximum comfort and productivity.
Atolla 7 Port USB Data Hub will make you instantly expand your 1 USB port to 7 external USB 3.0 Data ports for your devices such as Mouse, Keyboard, Printer, Hard Drive, and more. You will be able to sync your data at a blazing speed of up to 5Gbps in no time.
This 7 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports Hub is also a splitter that offers a charging dedicated port that is able to charge your iPad, or iPhone faster and safer. With the 5V/4A power adapter. It can provide charging power up to 2.4A.
Atolla 7 Port USB Data Hub is designed with individual on-off switches to control each USB port. It saves the trouble of unplugging devices and helps [place them more rationally when not in use.
It is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X (10. x or above), and Linux. It is also fully plugged in and plays hence no drivers are required.
Atolla 7 Port USB Data Hub comes with a 100CM USB Cord, a 5V/4A Power Adapter, a 120CM of electrical cord, and a quick setup guide.
Ikling 9-in-1 USB C Hub is compatible with a Macbook pro or any USB-C device with the multiport USB-C hub featuring a Gigabit Ethernet a USB C charging port, a [email protected] HDMI port, an SD/TF card reader, a 3.5mm audio jack and a VGA port, and 2 USB 3.0 Ports. It will allow you to connect your mouse, keyboard, USB driver, and external Disk to MacBook Pro.
This Hub will extend your Macbook to HDMI-enabled TV in Max 4K UHD 3840×2160 at 30Hz or VGA display in up to 1080P at 60Hz Full HD.
Ikling 9-in-1 USB C Hub supports Gigabit Ethernet Port, backward compatible with 100Mbps/10Mbps RJ45 LAN. A Gigabit Ethernet port ensures a more stable and faster-wired network connection.
The USB Type C hub charges your Macbook Pro or other Type C devices while connecting a 60W power delivery port.
Ikling 9-in-1 USB C Hub is compatible with the latest Laptops, and smart devices with USB C port Mac book 12”/ Pro, Mate Book X, MI Air 12.5/13.3, iPad Pro 2018, Google Chromebook 2016, etc.
MokiN USB C 5-in-1 Hub extends one 4K UHD port, Two USB 3.0 Ports, one SD Memory Cards slot, and one TF memory card slot from one USB-C/Thunderbolt 3/ Type C Port.
This Hub mirror or extend your TV screen with a USB C Hub HDMI port and directly streams 4K UHD @ 30Hz or full HD 1080P video to HDTV, monitor, or projector.
MokiN USB C 5-in-1 Hub has a super speed USB 3.0 Ports, it allows you to connect to your keyboard, mouse, hard drive, etc. to MacBook Pro, up to 5Gbps data transmission speed, it is backward compatible with USB A 2.0 and below.
It is perfect for photographers or designers etc. since it is designed with a USB C Card Reader for USB C/Thunderbolt 3 devices to access files from SD/TF card reader.
MokiN USB C 5-in-1 Hub is built with Aluminum Case which is perfect for new laptops with a USB-C port, such as the 2020 MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 13, HP specter x2, etc.
Anker 341 USB-C Hub will make you get way more out of your Laptop USB-C Port, with [email protected] HDMI, SD card connectivity, USB-A / USB-C data ports, as well as high-speed pass-through charging with Power Delivery.
This Hub is compatible with USB-C Power Delivery to provide high-speed pass-through charging to your laptop or tablet at up to 85W.
Anker 341 USB-C and USB-A data ports provide file transfer at speeds up to 5 Gbps, while an HDMI port supports media display at resolutions up to [email protected]
When you buy this hub, you will get Anker 341 USB-C Hub 7-in-1/Premium 7-in-1 USB-C Hub, a travel pouch, a welcome guide, a worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service.
11# Purgo Premium 7-in-2 USB C Hub
Purgo Premium 7-in-2 USB C Hub is compatible with 2020/2019/2018 MacBook Air, and 2020/2019-2016 MacBook Pro – including 13″, 15″, and 16″ MacBook Pro.
This Hub comes with seven ports that can all be used simultaneously: HDMI, USB-C TB3 (40Gbps,[email protected]), USB-C Data, 2 x USB 3.0, Micro SD, and SD card readers.
It is equipped with both HDMI and TB3 ports. The HDMI supports up to 4K @ 30Hz, TB3 supports up to 5K @ 60Hz, or two 4K @ 60Hz displays.
Purgo 7-in-2 USB C Hub Supports up to 100W power delivery to charge 13″, 15″, and 16″ MacBook Pro at full speed while having all data ports in use and delivering up to 4.5W (5V/900mA) of power per USB 3.0 port.
This Hub is slim and compact, it is plug-and-play and is a perfect companion for your MacBook Air/Pro to enhance productivity
Falwedi 10-in-1 USB C Hub will enable you to connect to your MacBook or other USB C devices with the multiport USB C hub featuring an Ethernet port, a USB C charging port with power delivery, a 4K/30Hz HDMI port, an SD card reader, a TF card reader, a 3.5mm Audio jack and a VGA port, 3 USB 3.0 Ports, allowing you to connect a keyboard, USB driver, external Disk or Wired headset to your USB C devices.
This Device has reliable Data Transfer. It has USB 3.0 Ports that support a transmission speed of up to 5 Gbps, and connect to your smartphone, tablet, and hard drive for effortless data transfer.
It has built-in SD and TF slots for easy access to files from a universal SD and Micro SD Memory Card. It Supports 2 cards reading simultaneously, 1000Mbps Ethernet port ensures a more stable and faster-wired network connection.
FALWEDI multiport USB C Hub provides 1 Type C passes through a Female port by which you could securely charge connected MacBook or other Type C laptops. Support 100W power in, power out is limited to 87W for safety, it comes with a 3.5mm Audio port for you to put in your wired headset
It has a vivid 3D Effect Video Sync, you will enjoy the 3D effect video in high resolution from your USB C computer to an external monitor, HDMI port supports large screen LCD TV or 4K Max display.
FALWEDI multiport USB C Hub is a stylish design, it is made of a thin and sleek precision-milled aircraft-grade aluminum enclosure. It is an ideal USB C Hub for your Type C Laptops.
13# TOTU USB-C Hub
TOTU USB C Hub includes 1 Ethernet/RJ-45 Port, 1 USB Type-C Female PD charging port, 1 HDMI port, 1 TF SD card slot, 1 SD card slot, 1 USB 2. 0 Type-A port, 2 USB 3. 0 Type-A ports. This TOTU USB C hub applies to all Type-C laptops.
This Device will enable you to connect to your Laptop, Smartphone, Tablet Hard Drive, and other USB devices via the USB 3.0 Port. You will be able to transfer data between computers and connected devices
The USB 2. 0 port is better with the mouse, keyboard, or other low-rate devices.
Built-in SD and TF slots for easy access to files from universal SD and Micro SD Memory Card. It Supports 2 cards reading simultaneously.
The 1000Mbps Ethernet port ensures a more stable and faster-wired network connection.
This Hub support PD charging at max 87W and provides one Type-C pass through the Female port by which you could securely charge a connected MacBook or other Type-C laptops.
TOTU USB C adapter is light and compact, you can easily take it on the go for business travel and more.
Anker 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub will make you enjoy Data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, and you will be able to transfer an HD movie in seconds.
This Hub is sleek and Sturdy, it is built with an aluminum unibody that provides premium protection with a slick look. It doesn’t have seams or screws.
Anker 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub is versatile and portable. It can be secured to your desk with the included hook-and-loop strap.
When you purchase a new hub, you will get an Anker USB 3.0 4-Port Aluminum Hub, 2ft USB 3.0 cable, hook-and-loop installation strip, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service.
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SAMMY MWANGI the editor of Autohomegadgets.com. He is an Electronics Technician enthusiast and a Sales Manager in one of the leading ICT companies in Africa. When he is not working, he loves to travel and explore nature. He is a Robot fanatic too.