Scosche USB-C Hub: Affordable Alternative to Apple's USB-C Multiport Adapter

Apple makes some nice things, and it charges for them accordingly. The company also reminds me of Henry Ford who sold the Model T stating that you could have it in any color you want, as long as it's black. While Apple has colorful computers and phones, it still only sells many of its accessories in glossy white. Case in point, the $69 USB-C Multiport Adapter.

Related: Review: Griffin Brings MagSafe-like Charging to USB-C

Master your iPhone in one minute a day:

Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

Fortunately, there is Scosche to the rescue. They have a their own USB-C Hub ($49.99) which is almost $20 cheaper than Apple. If you want a few, that adds up.

Like Apple, Scosche offers HDMI, USB-A, and USB-C ports and an integrated USB-C cable. However, it has a black matte finish, which might be more appealing, especially to those of us who have Space Gray devices. 

Pros

  • $19 less than Apple's version
  • Matte black design
  • HDMI, USB-A, and USB-C ports
  • Integrated USB-C cable

Cons

  • None

Final Verdict

If you are need a USB-C Hub (and you may want a few, for work, home, and travel) Scosche has a more affordable option than Apple does. 

Master your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox.

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.