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Is there a USB-C hub for USB-C power input and USB-C display output?

I got a new laptop (ThinkPad X1 Carbon) but it only has one USB-C port. I also have a USB-C portable monitor (Asus ZenScreen) that gets its power and data through the single port USB-C connection to ...
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Are there USB hubs that connect to an Ethernet port?

I'm wondering whether such a device exists. The following shows what I'm asking about: +----------+ +---------+ | | | +<----> USB #1 | Computer +<-----...
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USB ports as replacement of laptop slim DVD bay?

One of my customers owns an Asus X500L laptop and wants more USB ports. As this laptop is a consumer one, it doesn't have an ExpressCard slot. I hoped I would easily find an USB hub that I could put ...
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USB 3.0 hub that will allow connecting two 4TB bus-powered external hard drives

Please recommend a USB 3.0 hub that can definitely power 2 external USB 3.0 bus-powered 4TB hard drives at the same time. Many USB 3.0 hubs claim to be able to do this, but each one I've tried (and ...
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USB-C Hub with Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, and charging USB-C port. Is it possible?

I have been looking for a USB-C hub with Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0 and a charging USB-C port. However, I couldn’t find one. I wonder if USB-C could deliver this. Is it possible?
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USB-C Hub with PD and DP Alt Mode

I have been looking for a USB C hub that is able to charge via PD whilst at the same time taking the video signal from the port and offering it on a separate USB C port on the hub. However after weeks ...
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USB hub with power (and data) control

Many (and fast) USB hubs are available in the market, but most of them do not provide a selective control over their single ports. From the OS, I would like to be able to: activate and deactivate ...
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Is there, or could anyone make a tiny 1 to 2 USB-C “splitter” hub that only contains a female USB-C-PD port and a female USB-C data port?

It still amazes me that it's almost the end of 2018 and still no one seems to have been able to, to my knowledge, find or create such a device. I did however gather some more information, so here I go....
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USB-C hub to turn 1 USB-C port into 2/3

I recently got an iPad Pro and want to charge it the same time I am listening to music. I have the Apple 3.5mm jack and most adapters to turn that one port into charging + 3.5mm didn’t seem very good. ...
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Is there a two-computer, multiple-port USB or KVM switch with *individual buttons* for each USB device?

I operate a two-computer setup with multiple displays and a plethora of USB devices. I have a pretty excellent KVM switch, that I'm generally very happy with; but I often need to switch the keyboard/...
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Can anyone recommend a reliable multiport USB-C Hub?

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 ...
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Small, portable USB-C monitor with hub?

My phone does this neat trick where I can plug it into a USB-C hub and it'll let me use an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. This has inspired me and I think I would love a way to take advantage ...
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USB hub with standalone charging support

Background: I am a android developer. In some phases of the development process I have to look how the layouts/app looks on different phones. Therefore you can attach all phones to a usb-hub and ...
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USB3 hub that can handle 2 external hard drives simultaneously

As you can read in this Super User question, I'm having a hard time getting two external 2.5" platter-based hard drives to run in USB 3.0 mode simultaneously off a single USB 3.0 port. Can anyone ...
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Powered USB 3.0 (USB3) Hub with individual switches that delivers USB3 speed to each port

I purchased a powered USB 3 Hub with individual switches. It appears to meet all these criteria: Must have external power source 3-5 ports total (keep it small) Individual toggle switches for each ...
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Do any USB-C hubs include 4-10 USB-C ports with same capabilities as original port?

It's simple to find a multi-port USB 3.0 hub, where one USB-3 port becomes 4-10 equivalent ports, like this one. Does this kind of product exist with 100% USB-C ports? That is, when connected to a ...
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What budget usb-hub with external power supply would can be used with external HDD?

I have D-Link DUB-H7 with 7 ports. It works fine except I cannot use my external HDD with it. HDD clicks, but it seems not enough power. Connecting of 2nd HDD's wire doesn't help.
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USB-C Connection (Hub) with power to both sides

I have a Lenovo Miix 720, which has a single USB-C port through which it gets power. I want to attach an AOC I1601FWUX, which is a USB-C portable monitor. If I use a straight-through USB-C cable, ...
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What hubs to use for USB 3.1 gen 1?

I bought a laptop (ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 N580VD) that comes with a USB type C 3.1 GEN 1 port, that is also a displayport port (little DP icon - like the one in this picture) I would like to buy a hub ...
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USB-C Hub/Splitter for Phone

What I'm looking for is something that will allow my to charge and access the USB-C port at the same time. Something that only does that would be ideal but a full USB hub that will also charge my ...
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Ethernet switch and usb-hub in one device

Want reduce the multiple devices&cables spaghetti on my desk. So, looking for an device with following (as most as possible) specification: 1-2 port Ethernet ports USB HUB (external powered!) ...
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Multi-port, 100W @ 5A, USB-C charger

I've been looking to replace a couple Anker PowerPort-style 5-port USB-chargers around my house (computer desk, entryway table, laboratory workbench) with ones into which I can plug my 15″ Macbook Pro....
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Where to Obtain an Expansive Thunderbolt 3 Port Expander Suitable for Mobile Use With a MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar and Touch ID?

     Where might I find or commission a pre-made or custom-order a rather fully featured port-expansion hub or dock-like accessory designed to nest neatly underneath a 15-inch ...
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USB3 Hub with Individual Toggles (Switches) for each Port

Please recommend a USB3 hub with the following features: At least 4 USB3 ports. Individual toggles (switches) for each port. No LED lights, unless they can be easily disabled or cleanly obscured with ...
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USB 3.1 Gen 2 hub for 2016 MacBook Pro

Are there any USB 3.1 Gen 2 hubs in existence? There seem to be lots of options that are USB-C on the computer-end, but provide only USB 3.0 ports for the peripherals. Do I really have to buy an ...
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USB-IF Certified USB 3.x SuperSpeed External Self Powered 4+ Port Hub

I'm seeking a recommendation for a USB 3.x SuperSpeed hub with the following features: USB-IF USB 3.x SuperSpeed certified. If it's certified and it doesn't work well, it's probably no fault of the ...
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Compact USB hub for a smartphone host with power delivery to the phone

I am looking for a USB hub to connect mouse/keyboard simultaneously to my phone while powering/charging the phone ("power delivery"). I would like to be able to connect one or two other peripherals, ...
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“All connectors hub” for an another room PC

Currently planning an new high-end PC with high-end graphics card, 4x hdd, etc... Want 0dB (silent) even under the high load, so no vent noise even from the PSU. For me the easy solution is: putting ...
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Powered USB3 hub

Sounds easy, right? NOPE! In an attempt to do away with this dreaded message: I am looking for a USB hub for my Macbook Pro that meets the following requirements: Externally powered on all ports (...
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Externally Powered USB Active Repeater

I have a Surface tablet. And I need to get it's USB signal about 10' away. Here's what I've tried: An active hub 5' away, and that doesn't work. Apparently the tablet doesn't put enough power on the ...
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USB 3.0 Quick Charge hub w/4+ ports

I'm looking for a reasonably priced USB hub to use primarily as a charging station. entirely USB 3.0 so that it may also function as a modern USB hub at least 4 ports total at least 2 ports with ...
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Cheap durable USB hub with type c

I have a great desktop with one big flaw, very few USB ports and one type c port. I just need a hub that lets me access this type c from a more easy to reach location and also want more USB 3 ports. I'...
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USB “hub” with many inputs

I would like to make it more convenient to access the rear panel if my computer, by connecting an extension cord with many ports (preferably 2 or 4). The problem is that I only find USB hubs (which ...
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Cheap USB 3.0 hub

I'm looking for an external USB 3.0 hub for under $50 USD. Requirements: USB 3.0 At least 5 ports (More the better) Works on Windows 10 External Looks nice mounted in one place (I won't be moving it,...