Satechi Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Pro iMac and iMac Pro Reviewed

9

Design

9.0/10

Build Quality

9.0/10

Performance

9.0/10

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Small and compact

Cons

  • Only 1 USB-C port

Satechi is a reasonably young tech company, founded in 2005 and headquartered in San Diego. The company focuses on designing, manufacturing and distributing tech products and accessories.

Interestingly, Satechi was one of the first companies to produce Type-C products. In this article, we want to talk about their latest Type-C invention: the Aluminium Type-C Clamp Hub PRO.

Technical Data

The Aluminium Type-C Clamp Hub PRO is made for iMacs exclusively, the 2017 iMac and iMac Pro to be more specific. It is compact measuring only 11.7 cm x 3.3 cm x 1.1 cm (L x W x H) and weighs 60 grams. This hub features USB-C or Type-C connectors and is purchasable in gray and space gray colours.

The Hitachi Aluminium Type-C Clamp Hub PRO was designed to add more flexibility and enhance functionality to your desktop, featuring:

  • 1 USB-C Data-Only port (with no charging capabilities)
  • 3 USB 3.0 ports with 5 Gb/s data transfer speed
  • 1 Micro SD slot (with a maximum of 104 Mb/s data transfer speed)
  • 1 SD slot (also 104 Mb/s speed)

Plug & Play Functionality

Satechi USB-C Clamp Hub Pro Installed

The Aluminium Type-C Clamp Hub PRO is simple to use, meeting the requirements of greatest technophobes! The hub features an adjustable knob, which you can use to secure the hub’s position and insert it in your beloved iMac or iMac Pro.

More importantly, it requires no drivers or similar installations; you can use it to rapidly and securely transfer data as soon as you plug it in a compatible device. Note that USB-C port cannot charge any of your devices. For example, you can’t use this hub in combination with the Apple USB SuperDrive because it requires a powered port.

Reaching Out and Blending In

The Aluminium Type-C Clamp Hub PRO broadens the modern iMac and iMac Pro functions by extending their reach (so to speak.) Because these Macs have a limited number of ports, Satechi hub is inserted to ensure that you have on-demand access to all of your peripheral devices.

All of this can be achieved via a single USB-C connection! And thanks to its gray and space gray polished aluminium, the Satechi Type-C hub will undoubtedly blend in with your Mac environment.

Stability and Firm Setup

Satechi USB hub is aluminium made, durable and stable. Aluminium casing protects the inner circuits and wires from physical impacts but also reduces heat and potential overheating, which could damage the device or slow down data transfer speed.

This hub will most probably require two-hand setup, due to its emphasis on stability and firmness. You’ll probably need to hold the monitor with one hand, and hub with other (to insert or extract the hub or SD and micro SD cards,) but this is necessary if you want consistent and stable functioning.

Final Thoughts

Think of Aluminium Type-C Clamp Hub PRO as an extension to your iMac and iMac Pro. The product was designed to make your desktop more accessible so that you can use all your peripheral devices.

The product features solid aluminium construction, simple installation, and durable and consistent functionality. It’s an ideal product for those who seek a simple and rapid solution for their iMacs and iMacs Pro!

For those interested in grabbing one, hit up the Amazon (affiliated) links at the top or try one of these local (non-affiliated) stores:

Post Author: Noeneel Sharma

Australian born tech expert, Noeneel, is the founder of the GeekLingo. He has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) world. As an Information Technologist, he has a Bachelor in Information Technology, MBA and a Master of Business Process Management. He has professional working experience working in reputable industries including telecommunication, legal, accounting, banking, and most recently electricity. He spends most of his time with his gadgets as he enjoys photography, researching and cryptocurrencies. Connect with Noeneel on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. If you find this content useful, feel free to shout him a crypto coffee - BTC: 13QHePrFtKPY2axwRLVjEM6AjbbRvDSmP6 or ETH: 0x61a11050DC156CBA3ec49B81FC4F368FBd112059

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