HyperDrive - USB Type-C Hub for Select Apple MacBook Laptops - Silver

Add more connectivity to your MacBook Pro with this seven-port HyperDrive hub. Its Thunderbolt 3 port provides up to 100W of power for charging a laptop, and its HDMI output supports high-definition displays. This HyperDrive hub connects to the two USB-C ports of a MacBook to deliver up to 50 Gbps of bandwidth.
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Overview

What's Included


  • HyperDrive USB Type-C Hub for Select Apple MacBook Laptops

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (837 out of 1001)

Features


Designed for use with Apple MacBook Pro (2016) and Apple MacBook 12"

For a precise fit.

Operates at rate of up to 50 Gbps

This HyperDrive hub uses two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C connections.

One Mini DisplayPort

Supports up to 4K video at 60Hz.

One USB Type-C port

Supports pass-through charging function.

Aluminum enclosure

Provides additional durability.

Slim and compact design

Perfectly suits your laptop with the same thickness as 12" MacBook.


Overall customer rating

4.2
84%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must have for Travelers, Not great for Engineers.

    Posted
    AndrewF
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Reuse. : 0 / 10 Design. : 8 / 10 Worth it? ($): 10/10 if traveling and have the specific MacBook Worth It? ($): 7 / 10 if at a desk and have the specific MacBook. Bottom Line: 7.5. It's a one trick pony that almost costs the same as a Full Hub. (I rate this 7.5 with the idea it says MacBook only on it so I can't knock it too greatly for not supporting ANYTHING else. If the ports slid just a tiny amount it would be on every developers laptop.) My Experience: It was almost a beautiful day when I saw the MacBook and HP Spectre x360 both had side by side USB-C ports. As these ports do not have an up or down (theoretically) I thought for sure this would fit the HP Spectre x360 15". I mention this products details only due to the dimensions of the ports being two millimeters off target to mirroring the Apple MacBook. It's quite unfortunate neither designer could create a "USB-C" placement spec. It would make these types of USB-C hubs MUST HAVES, alas "we're" still not there yet. It's a good stable and hearty box. I can't imagine using it at a desktop nor constantly as I frequently trip, drag, rip out and fling corded devices at least once a day. If you're like me then be cautious of breaking your !!MacBook!! itself as this product is built well. It's extremely light, feels good in the hand and matches color well. For the size it fixes all the port issues with the new MacBook. Apple should have bought this company and shipped this device with all the new MacBooks. It would raised their Brand Value instead of lowering it (subjective. This whole review is subject.) It's easily worth the cost if one Travels frequently with their MacBook as it fits in the pocket. Don't leave it sticking out. However, If one is stationary most of their day I recommend waiting for the Upcoming 2k and 4K IPS Monitors which can support everything this product does AND will also Power the laptop. All over the same cord or two. Side Note about USB-C, USB 3.x and Thunderbolt 3. The connector is the same for both, the features behind it aren't. The connector is the one with the letter "-C" at the end. If something says "USB-C" it doesn't mean all that much except to say the holes will fit. It doesn't mean anything else will work. So be sure your device AND cable supports all that you'd want. Both support DisplayPort Alt Mode and HDMI AltMode and USB 3.x hubs so it fills the needs of 90%, hence why I believe products get by just saying "USB-C" instead of trying to distinguish between the options. Yay for reducing port types, boo on the naming of the port. I'll optimistically hypothesize the name of the port is the main reason it's being adopted so fast. This is a good thing. It's frustrating now but trust me. We had USB 2.0 for too long because of "fears." So lets all go with the flow and support the change to "One Connector, One Cable. To rule them all."

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best hub for 2016 MacBook Pro. Period.

    Posted
    DarkAngel

    This is the best hub/adapter for the 2016 MacBook Pro. Period. If you are like me and hate the fact that the new MacBook Pro has only USB-C ports and nothing else, then this nifty accessory will solve all your problems. The HyperDrive is about the size of a pack of chewing gum but packs all the ports you need: HDMI, Thunderbolt, USB-C, microSD, SD and 2 USB 3.0 ports in a super compact aluminum enclosure that matches the MacBook Pro in terms of design and color (it comes in 2 MacBook Pro colors of Space Gray and Silver). No other hub/adapter has that many ports in a smaller form factor. With it, I can easily connect my MacBook Pro to my 4K OLED TV, the LG 5K UltraDisplay which also charges my MacBook, microSD from my GoPro, SD from my camera and a variety of USB flash drives, hard drives and peripherals. Bear in mind that this only works with the latest 2016 MacBook Pro since it has a unique 2 USB-C input connector design which only fits the 2016 Macbook Pro, it WILL NOT work with any other USB-C laptops unless they have the same 2 USB-C ports layout and spacing (very unlikely). The HyperDrive occupies 2 USB-C ports on the 2016 MacBook Pro but returns 2 USB-C ports on the hub as well (one of which supports Thunderbolt 3.0 while the other is purely for USB-C data). The HyperDrive is the only hub/adapter that I ever need for my 2016 MacBook Pro and it has made my MacBook Pro useful again. I highly recommend it for anyone who has the new 2016 MacBook Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Would not recommend

    Posted
    jstone
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The finish is nice and it matches the Space Gray of the MacBook Pro reasonably well, but I took it with me on a business trip last week and found it of limited usefulness. Once plugged in, the slightest movement or jostling of the hub causes a disconnect with the computer. This was particularly frustrating while trying to swap devices or SD cards, as you cannot help but cause SOME movement of the hub while unplugging and replugging other devices. If you set the computer on a flat surface and plug the hub (and any other devices) in ONCE and never move it, I'm sure it's fine... but that also limits its usefulness. For me at least. And this was on a one-day-old MacBook Pro, so it's not like the ports on the computer were loose/sloppy. The Hyperdrive hub just doesn't seat itself very securely. I'll be returning it and sticking with a normal dongle-type hub that connects via a short cable, to allow for SOME flexibility/movement.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this product, but not good with a case

    Posted
    Robert
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this product once I bought my MacBook, because the lack of USB ports. I love this product, looks and feels great. Same color as my Dark space MacBook Pro. I had the full body skin on the MacBook for a while until the girlfriend bought me the Speck hard case for my birthday, I didn't need the case because I use the Incase sleeve for transportation and storing when not in use, but the case feels good and gives it more protection. But the only problem is I can't use this HUB with the bottom piece case on it, so I decided I did not want to keep removing the case when I want to use the HUB so I cut off the left side piece so I can use the HUB, problem solved.. But watch out when buying this and you have a case, it will not work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for a 2017 MacBook Pro

    Posted
    HeyYaDingus
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I finally purchased a new MacBook Pro and knew that I would have to get some kind of adapters for it. I was looking for something that had multiple ports and cost around the same as the Apple adapters. This hub has all the ports that I need and then some. It's much cheaper to buy this instead of buying multiple adapters from Apple. The hub plugs into the two USB-C ports and you have to push it with a little bit of force to get it to connect. Once it's connected, it doesn't feel loose. There's a light on the front indicating if it's powered on. All of the ports work on my hub and I have no issues with devices connect. The HDMI is great for an external monitor or to hook up to your TV and works with ease. Both USB 3.0 ports are great and if you need an SD or Micro SD card reader, these are perfect. I love that these come in both Space Gray and Silver, so they can match your MacBook Pro. The one down fall is that to use this adapter, you cannot have a case on the MacBook at all. It plugs in flush to the MacBook Pro, so if you use a case you'll have to take the bottom part off. Overall, this does what I need and is perfect for anyone looking for multiple ports for one price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good hub, bit expensive but does the job!

    Posted
    DrGadget
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a good hub even though it is a bit on the pricey side. I have used this for around 6 months and the negatives are: 1. The usb-c connection is very sensitive to slight movement and the hub can come off or disconnect with slight movement. You must use this hub on a desk and avoid using on your lap. Also the plugs can and will bend or damage the MacBook’s own usb-c ports if the hub is bent while in use. Must use on a level surface. 2- the USB ports on the hub are so tight. I had a thumb drive plugged in and it took both hands and a good amount of force to remove the thumb drive and if you don’t hold the hub in place it will just come off the MacBook. Otherwise the hub works as advertised, it is the fastest hub at the time and a lot of the other cheaper competitors are using slower components inside hence why some are as cheap as $30. If I could change one thing is I would rather get the hub with a cable so there is some flexibility and less chance of damage to the usb-c ports.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A “Must-Have” MacBook Accessory

    Posted
    Tony
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    When I purchased the new MacBook Pro 13” Laptop recently my Best Buy sales associate, Ryan, recommended this accessory and I am so grateful that he did. The “HyperDrive” is not a “drive” but an interface adapter that allows users with older USB peripherals to connect them to the MacBook. The reason I call it “essential” is that Apple switched all the ports on the new generation of MacBooks to USB “Type C” format. The HyperDrive is a small box with 2 “male” USB - C plugs on one side and you insert these 2 plugs into the side of the MacBook Pro. On the opposite side there are a total of 4 ports, including 2 USB- “C” and 2 standard USB 2 / 3 ports. There is also a SD Card Slot, a Micro SD Card Slot and, on the back end, an HDMI Video Output port. The HyperDrive is small; it fits into the palm of your hand and it requires no external power. All in all, I think the HyperDrive was a great purchase and a “must-have” MacBook accessory. Thank you, Ryan!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    arggg14
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The HyperDrive is about the size of a pack of chewing gum but packs all the ports you need: HDMI, Thunderbolt, USB-C, microSD, SD and 2 USB 3.0 ports in a super compact aluminum enclosure that matches the MacBook Pro in terms of design and color (it comes in 2 MacBook Pro colors of Space Gray and Silver). No other hub/adapter has that many ports in a smaller form factor. With it, I can easily connect my MacBook Pro to my 4K OLED TV, the LG 5K UltraDisplay which also charges my MacBook, microSD from my GoPro, SD from my camera and a variety of USB flash drives, hard drives and peripherals. Bear in mind that this only works with the latest 2016 MacBook Pro since it has a unique 2 USB-C input connector design which only fits the 2016 Macbook Pro, it WILL NOT work with any other USB-C laptops unless they have the same 2 USB-C ports layout and spacing (very unlikely). The HyperDrive occupies 2 USB-C ports on the 2016 MacBook Pro but returns 2 USB-C ports on the hub as well (one of which supports Thunderbolt 3.0 while the other is purely for USB-C data).

    I would recommend this to a friend



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