USB’s new Type C connector is amazing. It’s reversible (like the Apple Lightning cable), it replaces both the iconic USB Type A connector and Type B, it’s forward and backward compatible with USB 3.1 down to USB 1.1, capable of 10 Gbps (more in the future), and can deliver up to 100W in either direction by negotiation through USB Power Delivery.
But if your Macbook or tablet only has one or two Type C ports, that just ain’t enough to enjoy all this goodness. You need more ports. And Plugable has delivered.