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Are there ANY USB-C 'splitters' (hubs with multiple USB-C ports) in existence?

Belkin is selling a product (USB-C 4-Port Mini Hub) which meets your requirements: Input: USB-C Output: 2 x USB-C 2 x USB-A Additional info: 5Gbps Data Transfer Speeds (shared) Powered through ...
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Are there ANY USB-C 'splitters' (hubs with multiple USB-C ports) in existence?

I suppose you mean an USB 3.1 hub with USB-C on both ends. Because the USB standard does not support splitters. It always needs a hub. USB charging/power cables are the exception. Also USB-C refers ...
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Are there ANY USB-C 'splitters' (hubs with multiple USB-C ports) in existence?

Just because this thread is one of the top google search results for USB-C 3.1 (and USB-C 3.1 gen 2) splitters/hubs and Thunderbolt hubs I want to provide some products that I had to search for for a ...
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USB Type-C adapters?

One of my go-to brands for cables and adapters is Anker and they make a USB-C to HDMI adapter that has some really strong reviews: Anker Premium USB-C Hub with HDMI and Power Delivery It's best to ...
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Powered USB3 hub

If a good USB Hub with more than 4 ports is what you are looking for then you should check out Anker USB Hubs like this one https://www.anker.com/products/A7513141 It's a 7 port Aluminum hub, USB 3....
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Are there ANY USB-C 'splitters' (hubs with multiple USB-C ports) in existence?

The answer would be no, there are no USB-C splitters in existence. Neither are there any USB-(insert connector style here) splitters. USB cannot be split per se, but hubs can be used to connect ...
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Is there a USB micro SD card reader in a sturdy metal keychain thumb drive form factor?

After some poking around, the closest I came to meeting your question's requirements was this: Black Aluminum MicroSD USB Card Reader works with all sizes TF card capacities. Meets most of your ...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

I've had good luck with MiniDSP products for this. For example: https://www.minidsp.com/products/usb-audio-interface/mchstreamer
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Ethernet USB adapter NOT based on Realtek chip

Sure, there are adapters based on ASIX AX88179 chipset. For example Ugreen RJ45 USB Adapter - https://www.ugreen.com/collections/usb-ethernet-adapter/products/usb-3-0-to-gigabit-rj45-ethernet-adapter. ...
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Recommendation for low-power, cheap, USB-capable hardware to run Linux

English is not my native language so please be patient. At work we use the Raspberry Pi 2 (model B), this device meet all your especifications. There are many boards that may be suitable for your ...
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USB3 Hub with Individual Toggles (Switches) for each Port

My favourite by far is the mbeat 7 port hub. 4xUSB_3.0 + 3xUSB_2.0 - actually the USB 2's are really handy for incompatible Logitech gear. Individual switches Dull LEDs on the top that can be covered....
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Voltmeter with USB/RS232

Below you will find a link to a device that has only 1 review but it is a good review. I made the assumption that you are in or near the UK since you requested the price in Euros. It does require ...
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Multi-port, 100W @ 5A, USB-C charger

Nothing with more than 2 ports exists as far as I know. (2017-07) Even the chips to make it are limited to 2 ports as far as I can tell. Wanted this for a while myself for a group of pixels and other ...
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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?

These small splitters should be avoided at all costs. As Benson Leung's post explains There are no active components inside. It bridges many pins (power, data, gnd, cc) among the three USB-C ...
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State of eGPUs for laptops in late 2019

What's the state of things in late 2019? There are currently two ways to install an external GPU to a laptop. By using an internal PCIe connection and a cable leading to a PCIe GPU enclosure. This ...
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What multi-port wall USB-chargers exist which support QC 3.0?

Baseus GaN 120W PD charger would be the one to consider. https://a.aliexpress.com/_BPxnjT It doesn't exactly has 4 ports, but it has 3 ports that all support QC and some support PD. I have a cheaper ...
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Long Time Storage Solution

This is one of the best examples there are of the problem you will face: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Domesday_Book It might be better to ask how you can keep the data alive rather than in ...
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Stereo line input for a laptop

My recommendation would be a full external soundcard that has line-in support, that is not super big. The best I can do that actually does have a line-in and is more or less plug-and-play is this: ...
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Ethernet USB adapter NOT based on Realtek chip

https://plugable.com/products/usb2-e100 USB2-E100 based on ASIX AX88772 I've used this extensively in windows 7, 10, and linux under SLES 11.4 and RHEL/CentOS 7.x with no problems. note this is an ...
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Can you turn multiple internal hard drives into one external drive?

I use this setup for Chia mining. Get a PC case, a PC power supply, a 1X to 16X PCIe Adapter for GPU Mining to power a HP SAS Expander Card 24-Port SAS PCI-E Expander Board 468405-001. The all green ...
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What equipment will allow 10m active USB cable to make self-powered USB peripherals work?

You're right: it'll work as long as the last hub will be a powered one. Remember that you have only 5 hops 5 meter cables which gives 20m tops (because last hop is from hub to USB keyboard/gamepad. ...
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Are there any USB battery packs that can provide power while charging?

Short Answer: Yes there are power banks that can do that. However, the power bank must support the feature and your phone.A famous brand of power banks can support this feature is Anker one type can ...
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Externally Powered USB Active Repeater

The Cable Matters 10 Meter(33ft) USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable is what you're looking for. It doesn't come with a power adapter, but unlike most USB repeaters, it can be used with one. I've read ...
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Externally Powered USB Active Repeater

I would suggest a $9.95 Dynex DXHUB23 4-Port USB Hub. Failing that, you could employ a USB 2.0 active repeater cable. These abound aplenty, just have a search on google. For example, for $14.95, on ...
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EMF reader for USB

I'm finding this hilarious. The pseudoscience is stunning. That device is a pretty standard microphone that was used for attaching to a landline. The proper name escapes me (I'll update) but you can ...
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USB memory stick with automatic encryption

In 2023, there are many hardware encrypted USB sticks or flash drives. As an example there is this With Enterprise-grade security XTS-AES 256-bit encryption Available in Type-A and Type-C USB USB 3....
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USB Type-C adapters?

A bit late to the party on this one, but I can tell you to avoid (at least for now) the Dell docks that may have been recommended to you at the time of your XPS-13 purchase. I tried both docks on two ...
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SD card for heavy use

An OS will be running on the card; so I need short access times, and it seems that microSDs are better than any standard SD in that respect. I will give the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSD 64GB a chance (...
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SD card for heavy use

The Surface Book actually supports UHS-II from what I have seen. I think the Lexar Professional 2000x Series UHS-II/U3 of SD cards should fit your needs. For a bit more, you can also get a 128gb from ...
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Looking for programmable controller for linear actuators for use in a standing desk

I think you'd have excellent luck with the Raspberry Pi A+ for ~$25. It has excellent documentation, some preexisting servo driver software, and integrated GPIO pins, which are the things you solder ...
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