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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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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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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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Replacement for Logitech MX Keys with wired mode support

The Keychron K3 Version 2 Gateron Red Switch keyboard may be a very good choice for you. It has a compact flat design, and each key has a curved depression. It is compatible with Mac, iOS, Windows, ...
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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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Unicable usb receiver with multiple tuners

For everyone with the same problem: i did it with an extra sat>ip server, the digibit r1. It can be used in tvheadend seamlessly.
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External HDD or SSD for booting operating system from

I'll recommend the Transcend 256GB USB 3.0 External Solid State Drive, TS256GESD400K. This is an SSD in a USB 3.0 external enclosure. SSDs will help with write and read seek times, as well as proving ...
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USB Type C hub / port replicator

There are USB 3 Type A male to USB Type C female adapters which allows me to plug in my flash disk at the same time. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ABTHI7C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 In ...
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Is there a USB micro SD card reader in a sturdy metal keychain thumb drive form factor?

Naztech makes a device they call the "Xtra Drive Mini" that is something like what I am after: It's made of aluminum, takes a microSD card, and attaches to a keyring. It has shortcomings though: Non-...
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Wi-Fi Adapter for PC

Personally, I would spend the time and do a proper CAT5e/6 installation; meaning running cable in/through the walls, terminating properly, hiding the network gear so it's out of sight. The benefit of ...
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USB 3.1 Gen 2 hub for 2016 MacBook Pro

I don't think there are any devices that can use USB3.1gen2 potential, so if USB3.1gen1 is OK for you, you should take a look at Dell D6000 docking station: http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-...
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Low-resolution USB webcam

So. I found this SABRENT SBT-WCCK USB 2.0 USB Color Web Camera with Built-in Audio Microphone Resolution is 352 x 288 I decided to keep searching for a lower resolution webcam So I searched for ...
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Device Sharing over USB with remote, programmatic control (not a button)

You actually answered your own question with a perfectly acceptable hardware rec! The USB Switch acts like any KVM switch, press num-lock two times and it will switch over. Found this in a review......
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Small USB drive with hardware write-protection switch

It seems there are no USB sticks with hardware write switch of such small form-factor as Kingston SE9 (39mm of length). There are some alternatives smaller (shorter) than Kanguru SS3. Kanguru ...
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