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These are the best USB-C hubs you can buy in 2022

These are the best USB-C hubs you can buy in 2022

As laptops get thinner and lighter, one of the big sacrifices that’s often made is in the ports. Many premium laptops nowadays only include USB-C ports and not much more than that. While we agree that USB-C is the future, relying on USB Type, HDMI, Ethernet, and others is still a reality for many of us. That’s where USB-C hubs come into the frame, and we’ve rounded up the best ones to help you out.

USB hubs bring back some or all of the missing ports and allow you to connect a multitude of devices to your laptop. They give you back the versatility some laptops may be lacking, but they allow you to still travel light if you don’t need all those extra ports. If you want even more connectivity, you may also want to consider the best Thunderbolt docks you can buy right now. Those offer even higher speeds, but not every USB-C port supports Thunderbolt. The ones on this list will work with just about any laptop.

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    With an Ethernet port

    Satechi’s multi-port is a great USB Type-C hub that packs a number of ports and slots. It's made of aluminum, giving it a premium feel. You get microSD and SD card slots, three USB Type-A ports (capable of 5Gbps transfers), an HDMI port (supports 4K at 60Hz), Ethernet port, and a Type-C for power delivery.

    4-in-1

    If you don’t need all the ports present in Satechi’s other USB hub, this hub can probably entice you. The slim USB hub from Satechi is also made of aluminum, and comes with two Type-A ports, one Type-C port for power delivery, and one HDMI port.

    Choose your colors

    Having a bunch of ports is important, but so is style, and the Hiearcool USB-C hub gives you seven ports including a couple of USB Type-A ports, USB-C power delivery, HDMI, and more. It comes in a few colors to choose from, so you can get something that looks a bit more unique.

    8-in-1

    TheAnker PowerExpand USB-C Hub features a number of useful ports, including USB-C power delivery, two USB Type-A ports, a headphone jack, and even RJ45 Ethernet for wired internet access. It's got a fairly unique design compared to most other hubs, and it has a nice nylon cable built in so it feels really well built.

    For multiple displays

    If you're planning to connect multiple displays to your laptop, this aluminum Totu Hub can be very useful. It packs two HDMI ports and a VGA port. The HDMI ports support up to 4K 30Hz output, whereas VGA supports up to 1080p. You can also get three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, an SD card slot, a microSD card slot, and a Type-C port for PD.

    The budget pick

    If you're looking for a decent Type-C hub with multiple ports and an affordable price-tag, this Anker hub is your friend. It has a good selection of ports and slots, like two Type-A 3.0 ports, a Type-C port for data transfer, a Type-C port for power delivery (up to 85W), an HDMI port, microSD card slot, and a SD card slot.

    Fully-loaded

    With all the ports you could ever want, this Baseus USB-C hub is one of the best option to have at your desk. It has 17 ports, including three HDMI ports, five USB-A ports, three USB-C ports (one for power delivery), and Ethernet.

    Top-tier dock

    This Plugable dock is special because it supports three 4K displays at 60Hz, even on Apple M1 and M2 Macs. Plus, it has a ton of other ports, including power delivery to your phone and laptop, Ethernet, and more.

    PD and Ethernet

    This compact Cable Matters USB C Hub comes with five ports to cover most basic needs, including a Type-C port for power delivery (up to 60W). The other four ports include Ethernet, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, and HDMI with support for a 4K display at 60Hz.

    Sleek and portable

    This compact hub from Microsoft carries the modern disng language of the Surface line and gives you a solid supply of ports. It includes USB Type-C, USB Type-A, HDMI, VGA, and gigabit Ethernet. However, it doesn't support passthrough charging.

    11-in-1

    Packing a total of 11 ports, the Anker PowerExpand+ is a very versatile hub. It includes HDMI, DisplayPort, three USB Type-A ports, two USB-C (one for 85W charging), a headphone jack, and SD and microSD card readers. It even has RJ45 Ethernet if want wired internet access.

    Slim but versatile

    This Mokin USB-C hub is extra compact and affordable, but it doesn't miss out on ports. You get one USB Type-C port for power delivery, two USB Type-A ports, HDMI, and microSD and SD card readers. It's very compact and affordable, so it's a no-brainer.

    85W power delivery

    This Belkin offering is similar to a lot of other USB Type-C hubs in this list, but Belkin is a reliable brand you may prefer. It packs two USB Type-A ports with up to 5Gbps data transfer speeds, an audio jack, HDMI port, Type-C port capable of delivering 85W power, and card slots.

    Basic and affordable

    If you don’t want to spend too much on a USB-C hub and you only want USB ports, Targus may have something for you. This super affordable USB Type-C hub packs three Type-A ports as well as a Type-C port for up to 100W power delivery.

    Slim and compact

    The Anker PowerExpand USB-C Hub is one of the most compact multi-port hubs around. Despite its slim form factor, it packs two USB Type-A ports, Ethernet, HDMI, and two Type-C ports. One of the Type-C ports is meant for power delivery up to 65W.

And those are what we’d consider the best options for USB-C hubs right now. As you can see, there’s plenty of choice with different designs, features, and price points. Anker particularly has some great hubs, with the PowerExpand+ 7-in-1 USB C hub being a good option on the affordable side and the Anker 565 packing a large selection of ports. If you want to organize your desk setup, the Plugable USB-C Triple 4K Display Docking Station is probably the best option you can find.

Which USB-C hub are you planning to buy? Let us know in the comments section. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a new laptop, we’ve selected the best laptops with USB Type-C ports and the best laptops with Thunderbolt 4 ports, which will pair nicely with the hubs on this list.

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João Carrasqueira
João Carrasqueira

Editor at XDA Computing. I've been covering the world of technology since 2018, but I've loved the field for a lot longer. And I have a weird affinity for Nintendo videogames, which I'm always happy to talk about.

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