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Can anyone recommend a good USB-C multifunction hub for use with a 2018 MacBook Pro? It has to be bus-powered, have ethernet, SD card, HDMI, hopefully VGA as well, audio out, and at least 2 USB 3 ports. Most of the models available with all these ports on amazon are from no-name distributors:

Here are 3, which are obviously the same model:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GDHD3VC/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GYBMQKD

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HR6Z8VF/

Oh, and this one, which is by a different manufacturer:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFNVWVB/

The OWC Travel Dock doesn't have enough ports, nor does the Kingston "Nucleum."

  • So, the only thing wrong with the products you listed is, that they come from a no-name manufacturer? – Alex Nov 14 '18 at 16:17
  • Well, that's one problem, but the other, more significant one is the number of complaints about them. – thersites Nov 14 '18 at 19:15
  • Big name doesn't necessarily mean reliable. My ASUS mini-dock that came with my laptop and costs 80$USD on official website failed after a year of use. – Jzuken Nov 16 '18 at 10:21
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Here is one from Lenovo; it is also cheaper than the options you included.

If you are willing to drop the audio requirement, you can get it even cheaper (without VGA).

I hope Lenovo is a reliable enough manufacturer for you.

  • Thanks, but Lenovo isn't its manufacturer. It is made by "Linxee (Beijing) Technology Co.,Ltd", only garners 3.5 stars on amazon, and frankly, is probably identical to the first three that I mention. Same price, too. – thersites Nov 14 '18 at 19:18
  • So the one in amazon.com/dp/B07GYBMQKD/?tag=stackoverflow17-20 has only 5-star reviews; what's wrong with it then? – Alex Nov 14 '18 at 21:40
  • Well, it only has 10 reviews, and what's the warranty like on the device? I couldn't find anything. What's the customer service like? – thersites Nov 16 '18 at 15:23
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There is a UGreen USB-C dock, but it doesn't have a headphone jack:

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32821301992.html

I have used a few UGreen products, such as DP cables, USB switcher and USB network card and they seem quite reliable and AliExpress rating of this product is high.

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