Archive for the ‘USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3’ Category

OWC USB-C Dock

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

The desktop is dead, but the need to work at a desk, with a proper chair, good posture, a mouse, keyboard and plenty of screen real-estate most definitely isn’t. While traditional business-laptop docks have often required ugly, proprietary ports with screw-in blanking plates or giant letterbox-like flaps on the bottom of your laptop, USB-C heralds […]

Plugable USB Type-C Memory Card Reader Reviewed

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

It’s been a while since I last covered a USB-C peripheral, but true to my determination to try as many as I can get my hands on, I’m back with more. Today it’s the lean, mean and green Plugable Memory Card Reader which sports the fastest card reading chipset they could get their hands on. […]

StarTech USB-C Multi-card Reader

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

My quest for the perfect USB-C multi-card reader continues, and this time I’m looking at the exhaustively named USB 3.0 Flash Memory Multi-Card Reader and Writer with USB-C -SD, microSD, CompactFlash. I’m not kidding, this is actually written word for word on the box. Fortunately they’ve nicknamed it FCREADU3C for short so I don’t have […]

StarTech Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter Review

Monday, January 16th, 2017

As I go deeper and deeper down the USB-C and ThunderBolt 3 rabbit-hole, I’m finding the opportunity to test gradually more elaborate products. With quite a few Thunderbolt 3 docks (by far my most anticipated of all the new shinies) on ice temporarily due to Thunderbolt’s “macOS certification” shenanigans, I figured I’d try a Dual […]

Thundergate: Apple’s alleged blocking of Thunderbolt 3 Devices

Friday, January 13th, 2017

There seems to be quite a stir around Apple’s new 2016 MacBook Pro and its Thunderbolt 3 compatibility. Thunderbolt 3 devices released *before* the MacBook Pro that are purported to use the TI TPS65982 chipset are completely incompatible with the MacBook Pro, which allegedly supports only the newer TPS65983. Well, this is what the media […]

Forget Adapters! Upgrade Your External HDD TO USB-C

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Today’s post is a thinly veiled review of the Belkin USB 3.1 USB-C to Micro-B Cable. Cable reviews are perhaps the most boring thing in the universe, so I’ll keep it brief. The presence of USB-C, and only USB-C, on the new late 2016 MacBook Pro (and, indeed, the MacBook) has led to some amount […]

Promate MacHub-12 USB-C to USB3, SD, microSD Adapter

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Welcome to 2017. And happy new year! Whether you like it or not, 2017 is the year of USB-C. With Apple pulling no punches when it comes to the controversial new port, and other manufacturers either including them in their devices already, or starting to add them, it’s clear the transition has begun. I’m not […]