The newest gadget from Satechi is each a stand and a USB-C hub made for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Professional fashions which have a USB-C charging port, in addition to the 2020 iPad Air. It’s $100, and together with your pill wedged into the stand, it ought to look extra like a standard monitor, so you’ll be able to carry on pretending it’s an precise desktop alternative.
Like every hub, it provides you a handful of additional ports for increasing the performance of your iPad. This one contains an HDMI port able to outputting 4K at as much as 60Hz refresh fee, a USB-An information port, a USB-C PD port with as much as 60W of charging energy, a headphone jack, and separate slots for an SD and microSD card.
You technically don’t want an iPad to make use of this hub, as this foldable stand is appropriate with different computer systems, tablets, and telephones which have a USB-C port. Satechi does point out, nonetheless, that your gadget wants a USB-C PD port for “full compatibility” with the hub. It lists the final 5 years of MacBook Execs, the 2018 and 2020 MacBook Air, Microsoft’s Floor Professional 7 and Floor Go, in addition to the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Google Pixelbook as viable companions to its hub. Further compatibility is sweet, however should you don’t have an iPad (and thus, no want for the stand part), you’ll be able to most likely discover a totally different USB-C hub that’s no much less succesful for cheaper.
If this product appears interesting to you, Satechi is knocking $20 off the associated fee via June sixth at midnight PT whenever you enter the provide code IPADPRO at checkout.