What is a USB-C hub and what can you do with it?

Wat is een USB-C hub en wat kun je ermee?

A USB-C hub is a device used to expand the connectivity of a USB-C port on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. It acts as a kind of intermediary between your USB-C device and other devices you want to connect to it, such as a mouse, keyboard, or external hard drive.

A USB-C hub is handy when your laptop doesn't have enough ports or if it completely lacks certain ports.

Capabilities of USB-C hubs

A USB-C hub offers a variety of ports, such as USB-A, HDMI, ethernet, SD card slots, and more, allowing you to easily connect multiple devices at the same time.

For example, use one to connect an external display, download data from a USB stick, establish a wired internet connection, read data from an SD card, and charge your device at the same time. All this via a single USB-C port.

In short, a USB-C hub is a handy accessory that extends the functionality of your USB-C device by adding extra ports. It allows you to connect various peripherals and accessories simultaneously.

Benefits of a USB-C hub

  1. Easy expansion: With a USB-C hub, you can quickly and easily expand the connectivity of your device. Whether you use a laptop or tablet, a USB-C hub offers extra ports to meet all your needs.
  2. Mobile workspace: For people who work on the go, a USB-C hub offers the flexibility to create a productive workspace anywhere. You easily connect to external monitors, internet, and peripherals, allowing you to work effectively, wherever you are.
  3. Multimedia experience: With the HDMI port of the USB-C hub, you can enjoy an immersive multimedia experience by connecting your device to a larger screen. Whether you're watching movies, playing games, or giving presentations, the HDMI output provides an impressive visual experience.
  4. Efficiency and productivity: The versatile connectivity of a USB-C hub allows you to work more efficiently and be more productive. You have all the necessary ports at your fingertips to perform various tasks, without wasting time searching for suitable connections.

Difference between a USB-C hub and a docking station

A USB-C hub and a docking station are both devices that offer multiple ports and connectivity options. A USB-C hub is a compact, portable solution for expanding connectivity on devices like laptops, while a docking station is a more extensive and often stationary solution used for permanent setups with additional functionality and stability.

A USB-C hub draws power from the device it is connected to, while a docking station is plugged directly into the power outlet. This allows you to connect devices that require more power to a docking station.

Multifunctional USB-C hub from Marmitek

Marmitek also has a USB-C hub in its range: the Connect USB-C hub 4. This hub features an ethernet, HDMI, USB-A, and USB-C connection. Below we discuss the benefits and possibilities of this handy USB-C hub.

Overview of the connections

  1. Ethernet: With an ethernet port on the USB-C adapter, you can easily establish a wired internet connection. This is especially useful if you need a stable and reliable internet connection for tasks such as online gaming, video conferencing, or streaming media.

  2. HDMI: The HDMI port allows you to connect your device to an external monitor, television, or projector with an HDMI input. This allows you to enjoy content in high quality with support for 4K resolution and crystal clear sound.

  3. USB-C: The USB-C port offers versatile connectivity and is suitable for charging devices, data transfer, and connecting other USB-C peripherals. This allows you to charge your device while using other devices at the same time.

  4. USB-A: With the USB-A port, you can connect older USB devices, such as mice, keyboards, external hard drives, and more. This keeps your device compatible with a wide range of accessories and peripherals.

Get started with the USB-C hub 4

The USB-C hub 4 with ethernet, HDMI, USB-C, and USB-A connections is an essential accessory for modern users striving for enhanced connectivity, productivity, and flexibility. With this USB-C hub, you can easily connect to various devices and peripherals, transforming your device into a versatile work and entertainment hub. Invest in a USB-C hub today and discover the many benefits it has to offer for your mobile workspace.


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