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j5create - 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub with HDMI and Gigabit Ethernet USB Type-C Adapter - Silver

Connect this J5 Create USB-C multi-adapter for added versatility on your desk. It adds a UBS 3.0 port, HDMI connection and Gigabit Ethernet connection to your device.
$74.99

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    What's Included


    • J5 Create 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub with HDMI and Gigabit Ethernet USB Type-C Adapter

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (726 out of 832)

    Features


    Compatible with most computers with a USB Type-C port

    For use with your existing device.

    2-port USB hub

    Allows you to connect up to 2 USB 3.0, 2.0 or 1.1 devices to your computer via a single USB Type-C port.

    Gigabit Ethernet port

    Enables an easy wired network connection.

    HDMI port

    Supports displays with max resolution up to 4K@30Hz. Primary, Extended, and Mirror modes as well as display rotation function are also supported.

    Supports upstream charging

    As well as power delivery 2.0 via USB Type-C charging port (power adapter sold separately).

    Data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps

    Allow you to quickly upload and download photos, videos, music and other files.

    Small form factor

    Permits easy portability.

    9.8" USB Type-C cable

    Enables flexible placement.

    Compatible with a variety of network standards

    Including IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ab and IEEE 802.3x for use with many networks and protocols.

    System requirements

    Mac OS X 10.6 or higher; Windows XP, 7 or higher; Chrome OS; available USB Type-C port.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 832 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Needs Improvement

      Posted
      TechSavyGuy

      First and for most I know there are many other adapters I could of bought but I bought this one as a starter. This adapter its built with solid aluminum and it feels premium. the 2 usb 3 ports are nice to add functionality to my new MacBook Pro 13 inch no touch bar. I like how this device can charge your Mac and still use the ports available. Here is what gets me aggravated you can't use the USB ports while the HDMI is plugged in. I also could not get the ethernet working at all even with the latest driver from the vendors website. If there is a second revision for this product I would definitely like to see that the USB ports can be used while everything is plugged into it because for this being a "Hub" I would expect for the device to be able to handle this. Especially since all the major tech manufactures are posting one port for all your needs. While this device is a necessity with the new Macs I would definately look for another model or something else other than this. For the price point I expected more out of this device. When you are using this device to charge your Mac and use it as a USB hub it can get a little warm to the touch. While you are using the HDMI and charging it will get quite warm as well but no where near as warm as the USB and charge. For the design of this product I would of liked to see a removable cable for greater portability. The functionality is a bit to be desired for it will not work if all devices are connected such as the USB and HDMI. overall this product has a specific audience in mind and for me this works for the basics of what I would want to use. if I wanted to use my usb mouse and keyboard I guess I can always go bluetooth.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Work well

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

      I purchased a Lenovo - Yoga 720 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Platinum to use as a desktop and laptop In addition to purchasing the Yoga 720 I also invested in a j5create - 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub with HDMI and Gigabit Ethernet USB Type-C Adapter – Silver Model: JCA374 SKU: 5602501, which allows for one plug cable into the USB-C type connector on the Yoga 720 for hardwire internet access, remote display, power cord connection and 2 USB ports for either the: LG - 8x External USB Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive Model: SP80NB80 SKU: 5852919 WD - easystore® 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Model: WDBKUZ0040BBK-WESN SKU: 5792405 USB Thumb drives and/or Garmin Express smart watch computer interface I also interface a Logitech - MK530 Advanced Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse Model: 920-008002 SKU: 5106401 with the Yoga 2-1 and tried it with the a j5create - 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub however found that there were times when the key board and/or mouse inputs would experience a time lag so instead of plugging the wireless receiver into the hub I plug it directly into the Yoga 720 which solved the time lag problem. I gave the j5create - 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub 4 stars for that reason but to be perfectly honest I’m not total sure it is the Hub or the USB-C connection in the Yoga 720 that is the cause of the wireless input delays that I have experienced. Either way no big problem I am please with my j5create - 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good enough

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

      I bought a spool of Ethernet cable and went around my house making/routed cables everywhere. I was particularly excited to route one to my home office. Only after I did so, I realized my MacBook pro doesn't come with an Ethernet port. D'oh! So I went to Best buy hoping that they could step I up where I had failed and I found this device. It does a fantastic job at providing a solid Ethernet connection via usb-c. It also has a power in usb-c slot so you can also charge your computer from the same port as your internet! Makes for much less dongle math. Unfortunately, the power it supplies through it while good isn't the same rate as if direct from your charger. I found this out while playing a video game and it notified me of a low battery. Otherwise, it charges just fine. The only true downside to it is the transfer speed of data between the computer and devices attached to the USB inputs. I haven't tested the transfer speeds when Ethernet is plugged in but while plugged in it was painfully slow. Thankfully though​, I rarely need to use USB anymore so that's a rare experience.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Cursory testing by IT pro; performs as advertised.

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

      Was in a pinch and needed a USB-C to HDMI adapter, so I bought this one since it's about like a mini-docking station. I am a IT Consultant with over 15 years in the field. And tend to be more than a tad particular of the accessories that I buy. I had planed on returning this after my online order of what I really wanted came. But it was worked well enough that I'm going to keep it as a backup. And for me that's significant. Usually even my backups are strategically researched purchases. Everything seems to more or less be working as expected, just got a 780/911 speed test from google fiber using the ethernet. So cursory testing of the network adapter is good. Video is powering my backup monitor without issue, (1080p range, not QHD or UHD.) So a cursory video also a "go." Note: I have not tried the pass through USB-C charging feature. I have noticed that windows is making the "device connected" "device disconnected" now and then. Always seems to work, so haven't been playing close attention, perhaps it only does it when going to/coming out of sleep.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Unreliable at best with a PC and a Mac

      Posted
      sundragon
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I initially purchased this for my MBPr 15 2016 and my Aorus x7v6. It works for ethernet but the HDMI is unreliable at best. I tried everything and it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't on BOTH laptops. I contacted their tech support and they stated that the Aorus doesn't support DP over USB-C = this is an HDMI adapter... first FAIL. They then said I need to disconnect the adapter from not only the laptop but then disconnect the HDMI from BOTH the monitor and the adapter each time I want to use it, along with any USB or Ethernet connections... I explained this is ridiculous as a use case scenario and maybe they had a driver update because it seems to be a software issue as it works sometimes but not reliably, not even after a reboot. They kept focusing on the Aorus not supporting DP over USB-C instead of focusing on the issue that the issue happens on both and I need it for my Mac... Just an FYI, these things look like great ideas but the HARDWARE needs well writen software drivers to support it and these companies don't...

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome, Perfect for MacBook Pro 2016

      Posted
      BShaver
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased a new MacBook Pro at Best Buy. I got the late 2016 version MacBook Pro, and did not realize that it did not have the "typical" USB ports. It has a Thunderbolt (USB-C) port. I am going to be going down to college, and my apartment has a ethernet cable for internet, and Wifi in the lounges, which will not allow me to connect from my room, since I was far away. I explained this to a very awesome Best Buy Apple expert, and he recommended this gem to me. Not only does it connect directly to an ethernet cable, but it has an HDMI and 2 USB ports on it. This is a true lifesaver. I tested it out, and it works PERFECTLY! I am so impressed with the product. If you own a Mac, you need install the driver, which literally only takes 2 minutes to do. After that, you are in business. It is a little pricey to be honest, but I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed with this handy device. 5/5 stars from me. I could not do research at school without it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Hub Works Great minus one major flaw

      Posted
      Chuck

      The Hub is fast and sleek everything functions as intended except for one major flaw. Your instructed upon taking it out the box that if your a mac user you must download and install the updated firmware and drivers. This is a breeze and no problem to do. I gladly did this. I then followed the instructions for updating the charge throughs firmware to the letter. Upon plugging in the charge through zap! Saftey shut down on my brand new macbook pro. I unplugged and did the firmware upgrade again. Device pluged into the computer with no usb c power cable in click and it stats its successful. Plug it in and its charging but now I notice my computer is starting to slow. Simple functions are taking longer then normal and as a test I take out the usb c charger pass through and sure enough. Everything is back to normal. I fear out of prolonged use you could actually fry your $3000 computers logic board. That is simply not worth the risk and I will be returning this device asap.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great product for newer laptops

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

      I bought this product for my new DELL 2-in-1 which does not have the regular USB port. It came with only one adaptor to convert the newer USB 3.0 to the older type of USB port. I used all the features without any issue. What I like the most is that it is well built and it comes with everything needed for connecting a laptop to other devices. It is easy to connect cables to the different ports. I connect the HDMI to my TV and to a secondary monitor. With HDMI at 1080p worked with my TV, which is not a 4K. This is my first time using this type of product on newer laptops with USB 3.0 port. After many uses without issues, I recommend this product.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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