Review: iAdapt 7-in-1 Multiport USB-C Hub with Card Reader for MacBook Pro

I use a MacBook Pro at work and a different one at home, and I use multiple monitors and other accessories in both places, so I'm always looking for the ideal docking hub. Kanex sent me the iAdapt 7-in-1 Multiport USB-C Hub + Card Reader ($79.95) to try. For users like me, it's a great addition. I specify users like me, because it does require a MacBook Pro with two adjacent USB-C ports. It simply won't fit on other Macbooks. Indeed it plugs in to those two slots and essentially become a part of the MacBook Pro.

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So what do you get with this appendage? It includes a 4K HDMI with the option to add another video out using one of the two USB-C ports. Kanex also includes two USB 3.0 ports and both SD and microSD card slots. The hub itself is smooth and compact and matches most MacBooks thanks to its space gray aluminum and is designed to sit flush with MacBook for easy travel. However, I found it interfered with my MacBook Pro's form-fitting case from Urban Armor Gear.

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Pros

  • Lots of ports in one adapter
  • 4K HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB-C, SD and microSD card slots
  • One USB-C port also supports 4K video and PD charging
  • Space gray aluminum
  • Sits flush with MacBook for easy travel

Cons

  • Requires MacBook Pro with two adjacent USB-C ports
  • May interfere with form-fitting MacBook cases

Final Verdict

If you use MacBook Pro and want to easily travel with a multiport adaptor, check out the iAdapt has 7-in-1 Multiport USB-C Hub + Card Reader from Kanex.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.