As more of us are working remotely on laptops or have undertaken a hybrid home-and-office schedule, many of us are disconnecting and reconnecting to the devices and workspaces we use on a daily basis. And as our laptops have become thinner and lighter, they often have fewer available ports to connect their devices. In fact, many new laptops like Apple MacBooks and the Dell XPS series include only USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 ports, without the dedicated video and “standard” USB ports that used to be included. While USB-C is incredibly versatile, when it’s the only type of connector on your new laptop it can be difficult to easily connect peripherals that used to have dedicated ports, like HDMI monitors and USB 3.0 (“USB-A”) devices.
We’ve set out to solve these problems with the Plugable USB-C Multiport Adapter, the USBC-MD103 (an updated version of our popular USBC-MD101), which lets you connect an HDMI monitor, USB device, and your USB-C Power Delivery (“PD”) charger to a single USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port on your laptop. This type of 3-in-1 multiport adapter has become an essential way to simply and affordably get your ports back and increase your ability to multitask.
The Plugable USB-C Multiport Adapter is a cost-effective, all-in-one solution that provides an HDMI port with support for monitors up to 4K 30Hz resolution, a USB 3.0 port that supports up to 5Gbps transfer rate, and up to 60W of pass-through charging from your USB-C power supply.