Review: Embrace USB-C with the USB-C Multiport Adapter from Moshi

I finally broke down and bought a new MacBook Pro with USB-C ports, which meant it was time to get an adapter so I could plug in my legacy equipment. Some vendors offer USB-C to USB-2 or USB-3 adapters, or USB-C to HDMI adapters, but I prefer the USB-C Multiport Adapter ($79.95) from Moshi. This way, I can plug in one USB-C cable and instantly connect to my HDMI monitor (up to 4K) and my seven-port USB hub (for keyboard, mouse, hard drive, and more) while also connecting to USB-C for power.

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Sure, the new MacBooks have multiple USB-C ports, but it's really convenient to plug in a single cable and be "docked" or unplug one cable and be ready to go. I liked the Moshi USB-C Multiport's use of quality materials including aluminum and choice of colors to match modern MacBooks. The adapter includes a foldaway cable which is a nice touch, especially for traveling. 

Pros

  • Quality materials
  • Choice of colors
  • HDMI, USB-3.1, USB-C support
  • Foldaway cable
  • 4K Video support

Cons

  • More ports would be nice

Final Verdict

If you are moving to USB-C, one adapter can do it all if it's the USB-C Multiport Adapter from Moshi. 

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