USB-C is great, except when it's not. While we may be going all-cloud for our files and media and all-USB-C for our peripherals, we're not quite there just yet. For the few times when you need to hook up a legacy device, grab an affordable USB-C hub (opens in new tab) to make your life much easier. This 4-in-1 hub from VAVA (opens in new tab) is down to just $6.99 right now at Amazon. It regularly goes for $20, so it's a no-brainer pick up even if you only use it once in a blue moon.
We may be moving toward an all USB-C future, but sometimes you still need to plug in a legacy device using USB-A or get hooked up to Ethernet. This handy gadget has three USB 3.0 ports as well as an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connector.
The hub turns one USB-C port on your laptop or desktop machine into three USB-A connectors as well as an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port. It's great to have in your laptop bag for those times where you need to quickly transfer some files or get connected to Ethernet if the Wi-Fi isn't great. The USB ports are all USB 3.0 so offer speedy data transfers and the Gigabit Ethernet port offers a strong and stable connection. The hub is compatible with Mac and PC with no additional drivers needed, just plug and play. It also works with mobile devices provided they have USB On-The-Go support.
Existing owners like this USB-C hub, giving it an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars (opens in new tab). VAVA also backs it up with an 18-month warranty. Amazon offers free shipping on orders totaling $25 or more, or you can join Amazon Prime to score free two-day shipping on this item and thousands of others with no order minimum. Prime members receive a bunch of extra discounts as well, and you can even start a free 30-day trial (opens in new tab) to see how it is and have this item shipped for free.
Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.
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