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  • Can I use this to split 2 monitors (USBC/HDMI)?

    • +1

      The USB C Port just Charging function. The second one has 2 HDMI, it can split 2 monitors (2 HDMI)

      Triple Display USB C HUB with 2 HDMI [email protected], 8 in 1 USB-C Laptop Docking Station with 87W PD, 3 USB3.0, SD/TF Card Reader for iPad MacBook Air Pro Samsung and More (Triple Displays Only for Windows)
      The original price was: $56.98
      After code is: $39.34
      $9 Money off Coupon + 2IVVCF72 Code
      Link: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B088RFVR6X

      • +2

        It seems like I cannot find any USB C hub that can support triple individual display for mac but only for windows. Is this the limitation of Mac?

        • +2

          I believe it is currently a limitation of the M1 Mac's

          • @lyle88: So they would work for intel macs?

          • +2

            @lyle88: Nevermind, they dont work for intel macs as well. Seems like each usb c on a MAC can output signals for only one monitor. Does not seem to be the case of Windows machines.

            For Mac computers with Apple silicon: You can connect a single external display to your Mac. Docks don’t increase the number of displays you can connect. On a Mac mini with an Apple M1 chip, you can connect a second display to the HDMI port. See the Apple Support article Mac computers with Apple silicon.

            For Mac computers with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C): You can connect a single display to each port. If you connect multiple Thunderbolt devices to each other, the Thunderbolt 3 display must be the last device in the chain. If your Thunderbolt 3 display has USB ports, those can be used for data and power.

            https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/mac-help/mchl7c7ebe08/...

            • @John Doh: Mostly true, but from my own experience, you CAN connect multiple external displays to a Macbook Pro M1 if the USB-C dock has DisplayLink. They start to jump in price with that sort of capability and are often capped at lower resolutions.

              i.e. I've got a DisplayLink dual HDMI USB-C dock that is capped at 1080p on the display outputs. Worked fine for a Macbook M1 with built-in screen and 2 x 27" 1080p screens.

              I have more recently discovered that Macbook M1's do have an internal limit on resolutions via HDMI though. I recently purchased a WQHD screen and can't get the right resolutions to display. Waiting on the arrival of a USB-C to DisplayPort cable to test but this is apparently the resolution.

              • @sghetti: And these displays can show individual screens? I mean the individual monitors are not mirrored at all correct?

                • @John Doh: Yes individual extended screens, works very well with DisplayLink drivers. I have the 2 external screens plus the internal Mac showing different things

      • +3

        I've never heard of anyone getting the dual 4k output to work.

        Best I can get out of mine is dual 1080p.

        • yep 100% this - i tried a few of these and none of them could do 2*2K. had to get a usb-c -> hdmi adapter to do the job.

          • +1

            @harro112: Iirc it's a limitation of your laptop.

            • -1

              @justtoreply: its a surface pro 7+, and this worked fine in the same port, so i can't really see how the issue isn't with the dock.

              • +1

                @harro112: If i recall, there's a difference whether the processing is done by the external device or the laptop. So the hubs are probably not doing the processing externally but the adaptor is.

                Internal processing is limited by the laptops capabilities.

                But you'd need to Google to be sure that I'm not full of it. Or maybe someone else can confirm.

              • +1

                @harro112: Read netsurfers comment lower down about dp1.2 vs 1.4

        • My 6y old Asus H170 pro gaming with i5-6600K (no other graphics card) supports 3x 4K monitors.

          Work HP Elitebook has 2x 4K + 2x FHD (inc. laptop screen). Haven't tried to add more.

    • +1

      If your question is regarding a new MacBook with M1 chip, I don't think any hub will allow the new M1 Mac's to have 2 external displays.

      • +1

        M1 - there are hubs which do support 2 external displays. Those are expensive and Thunderbolt 3/4 based. The 2nd external display support is done via DisplayLink, not native.

        M1 Pro / M1 Max - you once again need Thunderbolt 3/4 based hub / dongle.

        El cheapo dongles, they are not going to work.

  • +6

    OP - the Amazon reviews are pretty bad. Are these a new batch with issues all fixed and better quality control? Or existing stock with a high failure rate (per the reviews)?

    • I hope to know the answer too. The prices seem cheap for what it claims it does. However, there are many recent reviews regarding the product which are negative.

    • What kind of quality control issues did this hub have?

    • Agreed – having 17% one-star reviews is really bad.

      You don't have to spend much more to get a significantly more reliable brand: e.g. Anker has a couple of options at $65. And if you need more features, spend more. Doesn't really make sense to spend thousands of dollars on a computer and a 4K monitor (or two), then cut corners on a hub or dock.

    • Bought the 8in1 USB hub about a year ago. It goes by a couple different "brand" names but they're all the same. Mine broke after about 6 months with smoke coming out of the Ethernet port.

      Buyers note that both USB A connectors are USB 2, USB C port is USB 2 as well, SD/microSD slots are USB 2 speed, Ethernet is 100M only and the hub gets hot in general including when nothing is connected (and uses power). Also, USB PD through the hub never worked properly on my laptop and was only around 45W PD which wasn't enough to keep the laptop fully charged. If you look at reviews of the hub from other online marketplaces (e.g. Aliexpress) there are similar comments.

      Supposedly 4K60p works, although I didn't have the chance to test it.

  • +6

    For $31 it’s guaranteed this is pretty crap without even needing to look at reviews.

  • +1

    Can anyone recommend me a good hub ( i dont mind what price)?

    • +4

      For which laptop or laptops? You have a deep pocket (if your laptop(s) turn out to support Thunderbolt 3 or better)? Are you the type of person using original power adapters pretty much at all times? What are your requirements on the hub, especially on the display side. Is 4K/60Hz required or you need 5K or 6K?

      • I have a Macbook and would like the adapter to be able to charge through the laptop and to have HDMI supporting 4K/60 HZ. A few USB As and Cs would be nice as well! thanks.

        • +2

          You need to tell us the model (year, model (i.e. Macbook Pro 2018 13 inch, Macbook Pro M1 13 inch)). The reason is that USB-C is an evolving standard (to be frank, it is a mess) and Apple has gone into USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 earlier than others. Therefore, there was a bit of a growing pain, especially on USB-C/alt-mode. Apple's way to avoid it was via Thunderbolt 3, but these cheap dongles are USB-C/Alt-mode based. Anyway, here is a rough guideline for USB-C/Alt-mode for Apple MBPs.

          Any MBPs that's 13 inch (+ MPAs) from 2016 to 2019: USB-C/Alt-mode is limited to DP 1.2 (note: this is USB-C/Alt-mode NOT Thunderbolt 3 mode). There is no point getting the 4K/60Hz dongle here (there is a way to do 4K/60Hz, but not through these dongles). In fact, even with Apple's official digital adapters, you will still be limited to 4K/30Hz. That's partially why Apple pushes Thunderbolt 3 instead.

          MBPs that's 15 inch or above: Any 2018 or later 15, 16 inch MBPs with AMD GPU or M1 Pro or M1 Max, you do get DP 1.4 with USB-C/Alt-mode. However, I recommend you go with official Apple adapter (if you can afford one of those, you should be able to afford it) or go with an USB-C monitor that supports DP 1.4 via USB-C/alt-mode. 2017 or earlier, the Thunderbolt 3 chipset is too old so its USB-C/Alt-mode is limited to DP 1.2.

          MBP 13 inch intel 2020, MBP M1, MBA M1: these do support DP 1.4. I believe Apple, knowing Intel's mess, would wire the 10th gen Intel CPU (actually it is the GPU inside) correctly. You could get DP 1.4 based dongles.

          Note: I do not recommend this dongle as I have not had any experience with it.

          • @netsurfer: Thanks for the detailed reply! I was not aware about all this. I hope to use the hub for both m1 macbook pro(2020) and intel macbook air (early 2020). How do we know if a dongle is DP 1.4 and would work well?

            • +2

              @itos: Apple's latest USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter supports USB-C/Alt-mode DP 1.4. Make sure you get the current version as the initial version was USB-C/Alt-mode 1.2 only. The current / newer version is one of the earliest adapters to support DP 1.4. However, in the past 12 months, we are starting to see more of these dongles from 3rd parties.

              https://www.apple.com/au/shop/product/MUF82ZA/A/usb-c-digita...

              With MBA 2020 intel, MBP M1, my view is that, given you only have 2 USB-C ports, you want to go with a quality dongle if you want to use the power delivery passthrough. I know that official adapter is expensive. If you don't mind using up both USB-C ports, I guess you could consider one of these 3rd party ones (though probably still use the original Apple power adapter on one USB-C port for power and use this on the other USB-C port). Do bear in mind that dongles do not passthrough 100% of the power (I believe that includes Apple official one).

              The re-introduction of MagSafe is good. Having a dedicated port for power is actually good. Pity Apple didn't manage to put it in MBP M1 13 inch. I just don't trust most of these 3rd party cheap dongles with 60W or more power.

              It's good that you bought the 2020 Intel MBA, that one avoided the dreaded ancient Intel DP 1.2 GPU design so it supports DP 1.4 (the detail descripion in the Apple digital av adapter product page confirms it does support DP 1.4).

              The 3rd party dongle I have is not one that I can recommend (possible WiFi interference issue). I've generally gone with Apple, Google, Microsoft and Dell USB-C accessories. I do have some cheap cables and adapters, but those are for ad-hoc use. I would also avoid Daiso USB-C products (WiFi interference issue). The Good Guys had Microsoft USB-C accessories on clearance last year (coz. they were too expensive and people didn't want to buy).

              • @netsurfer: Thanks for this! really appreciate it

        • You can get cheap hubs that do that, but they will be limited to usb2 speeds as all four high speed lanes are required to run 4k 60Hz using display port 1.2 mode.

          I have one and its fine, usb2 is fast enough for running my Mic, webcam, keyboard and mouse.

    • Satechi for Mac, in my personal experience.

    • I have been using a hub from QacQoc, the name does not sound professional but no issues for the last 4 years.

  • +5

    None of these seem to work with Chromecast with Google TV dammit

  • +5

    Guys, don't buy if the reviews are bad. I lost ports on my laptop because if a bad USB-C hub.

    • What happens to your port?

      • +8

        Probably fried. As much as these hub with USB-PD passthrough is tempting, it is not really a good idea to trust a <$40 dongle to handle 87W, display, and data.

        The reality is that there aren't that many good and cost effective cables that can handle both power and data well (you generally have to either go for good PD cable or good data cable) so do you expect these dongle makers to do what cable makers failed to do (mostly due to cost). Furthermore, these dongles don't do 100% passthrough, as they consume electricity and it is chipset dependent (how much power ended up being passthrough). If you must go for these cheap dongles/hubs, I would avoid using the USB-PD passthrough (even if it is offered).

        I am hoping the re-introduction of MagSafe will be carried over to next iteration of MBA, MBP 13 inch laptops, and more importantly, PC laptop makers will do something similar or add an extra USB-C/PD port (even if it is dedicated for power). These dongles are generally bad idea and honestly, USB-PD isn't that great to be honest. At least most decent PC laptops tend to have USB-A ports and other ports. General public are still not ready to go all Thunderbolt 3/4 yet.

        • I've been using a $25 dual hdmi el-cheapo port on my 2018 MBP for 3 years, no issues… must be bad luck?

          • @tightm8: Could be MBP M1, there were a few horror stories with people using el cheap dongles.
            With a donglebook (that's how I call my MBP), I tend not to use USB-PD via these hubs. I just don't trust feeding 87W through these.

  • Right,

    I have a new laptop and I want a hub to be able to use twin monitors, keyboard and mouse. Will any of these allow this?

    • Anyone?

  • Is there a simple way of determining if a laptop can output 4K at 60hz via usb-c? I’ve got a Lenovo yoga 920 that has an intel UHD graphics 620.
    My current work laptop via HDMI (although less than a year old) can only output 30hz.

    • Check the laptops specifications/manual. That should have it. Not all USB C can output video.

    • +5

      That's one of the most frustrating aspects of Intel. Intel really didn't do things properly for their embedded GPU for years. UHD graphics 620, if the laptop has an HDMI port, that port would be limited to 4K/60Hz.

      Now, the 4K/60Hz via USB-C is wired through the DisplayPort path. That's technically 4K/60Hz capable. However, Intel DID NOT implement DP 1.4 so that means DP 1.2. To get 4K/60Hz, you need to get a 4K/60Hz (DP 1.2 based) HDMI display dongle (on its own) because all these hubs want to advertise USB 3.0 data ports, that actually means only HALF of the bandwidth is available to video. That works if DP 1.4 is supported, but if DP 1.2, then the 50% reduction of video bandwidth means 4K/30Hz. I am not going to bother going through the Thunderbolt 3 path as that would be out of your price range that you are comfortable with I reckon.

      You don't want to get this dongle, as you will at best get only 4K/30Hz this way.

      • Right!! Very interesting.
        So the advertised first hub which states 4K @60hz isn’t actually possible as it also has USB 3.0 ports?
        Or is it that 4K @60hz in this first hub is only possible when the laptop has DP1.4 (which I’ll need to check if mine has)?

        • +4

          It is 'possible' if you have the right laptops. Intel addressed this issue in some 10th gen laptop CPUs (but I suggest you go 11th gen). That's why Apple Macbook Pro 15 inches tend to use AMD GPUs. In short, it is a bit of a mess. However, if I have one of those, I don't know I would trust this dongle.

          It's frustrating for people which go with USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 support between 2017-2019 and opted for thin and light laptops (so Intel embedded GPU).

          • @netsurfer: Right. Mine is a 8th gen so I take it unlikely then!
            Out of curiosity. Do you know if this first hub would output 4K on the M1 MacBook Air?

            • +4

              @Megametro: 8th gen Intel was what I checked. Trust me, DP 1.2 at best. That's one of the reasons Apple put AMD GPU in the 15 inch MBPs 2018 models (Apple knows the stupid Intel - Thunderbolt 3 chipset support DP 1.4, but the bloody embedded GPU is DP 1.2 only with the HDMI port further choked to 4K/30).

              Macbook Air M1 supports USB-C/alt-mode 1.4, so assuming the first dongle supports it, it will do 4K/60Hz (the reason you want double the bandwidth is because these dongles need to allocate half of the USB-C port bandwidth to data ports which means cuts the video bandwidth in half).

              The reason you need a DP 1.2 dongle dedicated just for display (and support 4K/60Hz) is that such dongle allocate all channels on the USB-C port to video (leaving just USB 2.0 data, but those dongle makers don't bother wiring the USB 2.0 path).

              • @netsurfer: Thanks.
                I think this is valuable information to anyone considering one of these.

                • +2

                  @Megametro: You are probably in a similar situation as me. Having devices which are USB-C/Alt-mode DP 1.2 only and will likely be getting some new devices which will support DP 1.4 in alt-mode. A few things:

                  • Monitors with USB-C/DP 1.4 mode support tends to offer DP 1.2 fallback. I am not quite able to see whether they also attempt to switch forward (hoping yes). They also don't suffer from power delivery reduction (because when those monitors says 90W or 65W via PD, that's the wattage you get).
                  • M1 Pro / M1 Max continue Apple's USB-C/PD mess. Apple released so many USB-PD chargers, 18, 20, 29, 30, 61, 87, 65, 96, 140W. This PD mess makes current USB-C monitors less attractive due to the introduction of 96 and 140. The PD mess will continue for sure (and if you add the PC ones into the mix, it is equally messy).
                  • M1's Thunderbolt 4 support AND Intel's obvious push for Thunderbolt 4 for 11th gen Intel CPUs. This makes it tricky as you probably don't want to invest too much in Thunderbolt 3 gears.
      • +3

        Have some upvotes.

        For all the effort you put into replying here and probably in future threads you might as well write an faq for ozbargain to sticky. These questions come up in every hub thread.

      • Those who understand DisplayPort AltMode actively seek out adapters only providing USB 2.0! :)

        • So clearly, you don't understand USB-C/Alt-mode. Those who knows USB-C/Alt-mode knows how arrogant Intel has been over the years (due to lack of competition). The lesson is that don't jump into a new USB-C/Thunderbolt standard too early.

          Are we certain all TB4 implementations on the market are done in a way to maximise bandwidth? The leaked TB5… is that going to confuse things even more later on?

          People who decided to purchase 8th gen Intel based systems (due to AMD starting to become more competitive so Intel stopped choking i5 mobile CPUs starting with 8th gen CPUs) got the short end of this. The 10th gen's Intel CPU/GPU addressed the issue the 8th gen should have, but still being hampered. The 11th gen Intel CPU sees Intel finally taking competition seriously.

          If Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 is any indication, we know this USB-C/Alt-mode DP 1.4 support is just okay for now. Once we moved to 5K, 6K or 8K, it once again runs out. Will we see new type of dongle to allow full data bandwidth for USB-C/Alt-mode DP 1.4 in the future to overcome that limitation? If yes, we will run into this mess later on. It's more likely USB 4 will be used.

          • @netsurfer: Well. You write a lot of words. However, for a specific USB3 standard - of device and adapter - pick the adapter with only USB2 ports or 100Mb/s ethernet if you want double the display bandwidth.

            • @factor: That's not the case (4K/60Hz + gigabit ethernet is possible - assuming the laptop is new enough), for example:

              https://www.amazon.com/CableCreation-Multiport-Adapter-Gigab...

              One of the reviewers tested it (the review is in Japanese). The test result is 100MB/s (that's ~800Mbits/s). While the reviewer indicated it is inferior to Intel NIC in his laptop, I think that result is okay given the price (hard to beat intel and there is conversion involved from USB to gigabit ethernet). That same Japanese review pointed out the USB-PD input vs output issue, which is something most people don't know (and because your laptop would still charge, you wouldn't notice normally). That reviewer used a USB-C meter. Anyway, that's USB-C for you. It's complicated and there are so many ways to cheat.

              Picking an adapter with USB 2.0 ports - that depends on the situation. With M1 being so popular and it looks like there are OZBers with 10th gen Intel CPUs or better, you really cannot really provide recommendation until you know the devices which will be used with the dongle.

              I am not saying get that one instead though since I don't own that and have not tested it. As I mentioned further down (in a reply to another comment), the reason gigabit ethernet is missing on this is because of cost cutting.

              • @netsurfer: Well meaning, but still mistaken.

                How many high-speed channels do you lose when USB3 is used?

                I'm not saying 4K/60Hz and also USB3 is impossible. I'm saying that is USB3 were dropped from any such adapter, it would have the alt-mode bandwidth for 8K/60Hz.

          • @netsurfer: He is right, if you want a cheap docking solution with 4k 60Hz you get a hub with usb2 only.

            I know, I have a 25$ one that works great with pd, 4k60hz and usb2 for webcam, Mic, keyboard and mouse.

            Yes dp 1.4 exists but those hubs also more expensive.

      • @Netsurfer Yes, agree that USB C standards are extremely confusing and I have just spent the weekend trying to understand what device works best for my setup.

        Do you have a view in terms of USB C hubs vs USB C docks generally? I'm looking to minimise wire clutter and use one cable (USB C) to connect laptop (USB C with alt mode), to the hub/dock, then connect external monitor ([email protected]) to dock, USB C PD to the hub/dock which then feeds power to the laptop @ 65W. From what i've seen, decent USB C hubs seems to be going for around $80-100; whereas the docks are $300-500. I guess the question is, is it worth paying the premium for the dock relative to the hub? Is the hub a reasonable long term solution for the proposed setup? Or will it fail with long term use powering the laptop, external display plus handful of other USB A/C accessories?

        • USB-C hubs (especially these el cheapo grade ones), they are basically consumables / toys. Just realise they generally cut corners:

          • Quoting PD input wattage (i.e. 87W), rather than output wattage (i.e. could be around 60-65W, not sure). Let's face it, how many of us would test it with a USB-C meter (that meter itself costs more than this hub).
          • Ethernet and SD card reader (cannot tell which ones so if not specified, assume 100Mbits and cheapo SD card reader).
          • Reliability and compatibility.

          Docks, I am guessing Thunderbolt 3 or 4 docks. You need to do research before getting one of those. Thing is, unless you have a Thunderbolt 3/4 storage enclosure or external storage, it is basically using future proof as an excuse to buy an expensive toy. With that kind of money, you might want to consider getting a USB-C 4K/60Hz display (i.e. Dell S2722QC) when discounted, which is actually 1 cable from monitor to laptop (no need for HDMI cable, nor another power cable). 65W PD quoted is output (so no cheating there).

          USB-C is actually bad for consumers. You still need HDMI or DisplayPort cable (unless you opt for a USB-C monitor, which, in general cost more). DP 1.2 vs 1.4 mess is not over yet (most Android phones inc. 2021 models are still USB-C/DP 1.2 in alt-mode). Also, is USB-C/DP 1.4 alt-mode going to last long? The 4K/120Hz displays are enticing and these "hubs" won't cut it (not to mention HDMI 2.1 cable is needed). 8-in-1 USB C hub means 8 ports (so up to 8 cables).

  • Nice, been eyeing this off as there are limited options for hdmi 2.0 and Ethernet.
    Mine was $29 something. Glad I waited.

  • +3

    100mbit on the Ethernet, no thanks…

  • +1

    30Hz is a bummer. You need atleast 60Hz. I am assuming this also cant do 1440P at 120/144Hz?

    • I don't these things are designed for high end gaming or graphics… just on the go office productivity… especially at the price… no sure what you're expecting lol.

      • +1

        It's about USB-C/alt-mode, bandwidth, chipset etc… The laptop's GPU, the dongle (if used) and the display, all play a part. They all need to support what's required. However, these dongles, in order to support USB-A at USB 3.0 speed, does cut the alt-mode bandwidth (which complicates things).

      • +1

        Even for office productivity 30Hz is not good. Thats what I am saying. On the other hand 144Hz is easy on the eye and scrolling of web pages/code are much smoother.

    • Please try not to come up with these generic statement. USB-C/alt-mode is more complicated than you think. As for whether it can support 1440p/120-144Hz mode, again, it depends on several factors, but if you cannot get it to work in 4K/60Hz mode, it won't work in 1440p/120Hz mode (bandwidth wise).

      • -1

        Whats generic about my statement? The description says 4K 30Hz. Thats a bad refresh rate. and then you again say "but if you cannot get it to work in 4K/60Hz mode, it won't work in 1440p/120Hz mode (bandwidth wise)". Cannot understand what you are trying to say.

        • There are multiple dongles listed here. First one claims to be 4K/60Hz? USB-C / Thunderbolt is an evolving standard (that's a nice way of putting it). The reality is that it is a mess.

          • -1

            @netsurfer: I was speaking about the other 3. 30Hz is not a good refresh rate.

            • @John Doh: Triple displays (2 from that dongle) via USB-C/Alt-mode. That's just silly (unless you just want 2x1080p displays). If you really want proper 4K/60Hz dual displays from a dongle / hub, you need to look at Thunderbolt, ideally Thunderbolt 4 (or Thunderbolt 3 via daisy chaining).

  • +2

    It came down to $29.91 for USB C Hub, HARIBOL USB Hub with HDMI [email protected]

    Items: $49.88
    Delivery: $0.00
    Total: $49.88
    Promotion(s) Applied: -$19.97
    Order Total: $29.91

  • +2

    I have the first one, it works ok.
    The display shuts off and on for a couple of times when unlocking the PC. Must be like a reset or something. But for most of the time it works and keeps my cables neat.
    2560 x 1080 @ 60hz on a LG 29inch plus Gigabit ethernet and 87W PD, ok for $30

    • Thanks for confirming [email protected] A few people including me still use 1080. I think they will have a lot of sales if they can confirm dual/triple screen with 1080/60Hz in their ads. I have no interest in 4k

    • +1

      Actually the one i have is gigabit ethernet, this one is only 100Mbps

  • That's a fake name if I've seen one lol.

    • HARIBOL stuff gets posted here all the time (along with a bunch of other all-upper-case Alibaba dropship "brands"). Always reminds me of gummy bears though.

  • +1

    The first one would have been good if the RJ45 was 1000Mbps only 100Mbps :-(, good deal if you don't care for specs or certain ports bad deal otherwise.

  • Can anyone confirm this will support 5k at 30hz. Using an apple adapter now, but would like more ports. Last one i bought can only do 4k at 30hz. I have a crg9

  • I have the first one. It works for most parts except:
    - ethernet may stop working randomly until the laptop is restarted
    - it gets very warm with PD passthrough, using it as as hub should be fine

    • I think all of these <$50 USB-C "hubs" which support USB-C PD suffer from that. The question is whether it impedes on performance which unfortunately I found on my UGreen one, eventually it does cause the ethernet adaptor (especially if not plugged into a laptop) to bring down the rest of my ethernet network until I unplug it.

  • Hi OP, Do you have anything that has Display port as well?

  • Hey all

    Which one of these docks would you guys recommend for the MacBook Air with M1? I don't need dual screens.

    Thanks in advance

    FartPants :P

  • Just wanted to comment in general to say if you need to drive 2x 4K monitors @ 60hz via DP 1.4 from a single USB-C/Thunderbolt), a cheap-but still good quality Thunderbolt dock basically doesn't exist.. The listings are usually vague and it's a huge pain sifting through all the junk.

    I did a ton of research and determined this was the best value/only option under $150, which my laptop should have been able to drive via the Thunderbolt 4 (DP1.4) port….the Monitors worked well but the USB and RJ45 were not stable, even after hours of stuffing around with drivers and registry tweaks.

    I ended up realising defeat and settled for one of these which has been solid as a rock. It is far from a bargain though, and didn't include the USB or RJ45 which I wanted…but I needed stability over the aesthetics of a few less cables.

  • I wanted to comment/recommend the "USB C Hub, HARIBOL USB Hub with HDMI [email protected], 8 in 1 USB C Adapter with PD 87W, RJ45 Ethernet, USB Ports, PD Charging, SD/TF Card Reader for MacBook/Pro/Air (Thunderbolt 3) and Type C Windows Laptop" as well. Someone on here recommended it to me as I was trying to find a single hub which would work with my M1 Macbook Pro and a high refresh rate monitor over HDMI (eg 1440p). Every other hub I tried had issues except for the Apple USB-C adaptor which did work, but had the issue of not being able to charge any non Apple laptops over USB C which made it a bit useless for me as a single cable for both laptops I have (Macbook and Thinkpad X1).

    The biggest downside with this hub for $32 or so (I paid $32.49) is the 100Mbps internet speed which is to be expected given the limitations of USB C bandwidth. Unless you're willing to buy a TB4 dock which will cost many multiples of this to get the Gigabit internet too, this is probably your best bet.

    • +2

      The 100Mbps ethernet is not a bandwidth limitation, but cost cutting. It is likely the card reader is also a 'cost effective' one (let me try to put it nicely).

      As for the Apple official one not supporting PC laptops… let me guess, a Lenovo laptop. The thing with Lenovo is that it enforces a strict USB-PD mode (the entire path needs to support USB-PD (I think PD 2.0 at least with e-marking)). Apple has no incentive to make the Apple digital AV adapter work for PC laptops. When I used a USB-C meter in the middle to try to measure the USB-C performance / specs on a Lenovo laptop, the Lenovo laptop refused to operate in PD mode. Due to that, I cannot measure the power reduction by the hub/dongle (because these hubs/dongles do not pass through 100% of the power across, these dongles don't run on air, they need power to operate) - that was even with proper USB-C/PD cables with correct e-marking.

      It's good to know this dongle / hub works with Lenovo laptops. I am still cynical about its PD handling. The heat issue is also common with these dongles. USB-C is good in theory, but when you want to feed high speed video, data, and high wattage power through one pipe, do you really have that much faith on a 3rd party dongle?

      There will be more USB-C hub/dongle supporting Alt-mode/DP 1.4 (which is needed if you want 4K/60Hz or 2K/120Hz, as well as USB 3.0). If you need one now, I guess you can consider this one.

      • I can't remember where I read this but with the number of ports on the USB-C dongle in this one, and supporting the DP 1.4/HDMI 2 resolutions/refresh rates, it didn't have enough bandwidth to support gigabit ethernet over USB-C's 5Gbps. It seemed plausible and I couldn't find any other solution <$150 which would achieve this.

        And yes good guess re: Apple USB-C adaptor not charging, it was with my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 5th gen which wouldn't charge. Also wouldn't charge my wife's Dell Latitude.

        My solution to all this was to order a Lenovo Universal Thunderbolt 4 dock which is backwards compatible with USB-C devices too. Only problem is, I'm still only getting 100Mbit ethernet even though it should be gigabit. Hopefully it's just a driver/firmware issue though.

        • It's good that you are considering the Thunderbolt 4 dock as there is a big difference in bandwidth between USB-C 3.2 and Thunderbolt 4.

          The ethernet part, it can be wired to the same bus as USB-C/5Gbps and share that path. Thing is, it requires a gigabit ethernet chipset. You cannot have everything at this price (i.e. wanting quality USB-PD, Alt-mode 1.4, gigabit ethernet, USB 3 card reader (preferably UHS-II support)). Lenovo would wire a gigabit ethernet chipset to the USB 3.0 data path. Bear in mind that, when you have a Thunderbolt 4 running in USB-C/USB 3.2 mode, you don't gain any bandwidth. So, that data path is shared. Personally, I went with Microsoft's USB-C to gigabit ethernet dongle and have one USB-C port dedicated for that (but my laptop has 4 USB-C ports). However, I reckon your Lenovo laptop has a good chance to use the dock in Thunderbolt 3 mode (which is better than USB-C/USB 3.2 mode). The other laptop I have (PC laptop) has gigabit ethernet port already so no need for a dongle.

          The situation you are in is mostly Intel's fault (needing to connect everything to 1 USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port). While the 10th gen CPU addressed the DP 1.4 support issue, Intel didn't make 2 x TB3 ports cost effective enough for PC (while Apple pushed for this since 2016/2017 and even split them into 2 x 2 (4) setup for a lot of their laptops). Intel's 11th gen response (after seeing M1) is predictable, but the fact that Intel must be pushed to do what's right by consumers is quite frustrating.

          There was and still is growing pain from both sides. Intel finally starting to get its act together and at least pushing 2 x Thunderbolt 4 ports more on 11th gen Intel CPUs (though laptop makers need to be willing to support that). It's too early to tell whether Apple's Thunderbolt 4 implementation on graphics side is work in progress or is pushed to the max already (since there is hardly any 8K display readily available to test). Apple's 6K Pro display XDR is Thunderbolt 3 only. Then, there is intel's push for PCIe gen 5 starting 2022 (even though it isn't 100% so we are probably seeing flagship chipset supporting some form of PCIe gen 5, maybe only CPU will support that with chipset limited to gen 4 for remaining lanes). After experiencing the USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 mess, I am hesitant to embark on Thunderbolt 4 hype train this early. Sure, 3x 6K + 1x 4K/60 via HDMI + internal 4K-ish XDR display is really nice, but how many of us have a 6K display? Anyway, I do wish Apple would release more details on the TB4 implementation for M1, as well as M1 Pro / Max. However, knowing Intel put 8K / DP 1.4 support in the 11th gen CPU (well, it is really the GPU), there is a good chance Apple did as well (Intel generally don't give us goodies until it has to, due to competition).

  • It’s showing as $29.91 with the coupons for me. Even better! Great deal OP.

  • any of these will do dual [email protected]?

    • Second one in the list (the triple display one - it is actually dual HDMI ports). 1080p/60Hz dual displays should be quite doable.

  • No one is gonna talk about how the brand is named hairy ball?

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