Best USB Type-C Adapters as of May 2018

Why the HooToo Hub is the best overall USB Type-C adapter

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Sure, you could pick up a small adapter and connect just one device to your PC, but what if you only had a single USB Type-C port and a bunch of hardware to use? This is where a hub comes into play, and the HooToo is a great option at $49.99. Using just one USB Type-C port, it's possible to connect up to six devices. There are three USB Type-A ports, Ethernet, Type-C charging port and HDMI.

Not only can you transfer data but also video and online packets. It's also quite stylish, which is important considering the rather high price tag. If you do not need all the ports, go with a $10 adapter, but if you need to conserve space, have none to begin with, or wish to utilize more than one port at a time, you can do much worse than this USB Type-C hub.

Conclusion

The adapter you require depends on what you need to do. Whether it's to change a USB Type-C port into a Type-A (or the other way around), hook up various older devices to a new Ultrabook, or connect a smartphone to a PC, there are various options available. We rounded up a few that will cater to different requirements, but the best option to get the job done with loads of features is the HooToo hub.

Updated on May 07, 2018: This guide has been refreshed to offer only the best USB Type-C adapters.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

10 Comments
  • No mention of the Microsoft USB-C display dock? That is one fine bit of kit for my L950XL and works for everything else as well (I believe, it certainly works on my desktop PC). I know of no other USB-C dock built as well as that one.
  • I was thinking the same thing.
  • If Apple or Google had made it, the thing would have been top of the list I expect. Oh well.
  • AndyCalling, thanks for sharing this information.
  • Instead of going for USB Type C to HDMI adapter, I just ordered USB Type C to HDMI cable (so I can avoid connecting two separate pieces together). I will be using it with my new Spectre X360 (and my S8+ as well).
  • What is a chance an older printer would work with one of these, on a Lumia 950? I've seen some test videos when the phone came out which showed that you can plug in basically anything... Who tried?
  • Does anybody know of an adapter that can charge and have an extra port to use for USB? Such a type C to two type C ports where one of them can charge the phone?
  • You need thunderbolt 3 for that. The surface book Type C USb port does not have that.
  • Saw a device by Aukey that does USB-C charging, HDMI 4K, and a couple of USB-A ports as well for $40. Got pretty good reviews.
  • Best USB-C -> SATA (standard 2.5" SSD) adapter?