In today’s Geek Journal, we take a look at TwelveSouth’s StayGo USB-C Hub.
My work setup consists of a 2018 MacBook Pro plugged into an LG Ultrafine monitor, via USB-C, fully embracing the world of USB-C’s as you can see. But even for the avid new technology-minded folks like me, I often do have to resort to plugging in a device that is beyond what Apple offers in its modern line of laptops.
I have a Canon camera that I often take with me on scenic escapades, as well as the “old-school” USB-A dongles I often interact with, such as the one I use to plug in to my Tesla as part of its security camera. Sometimes when I am out on-site at client locations, their security protocol dictates that I plug in to their network via Ethernet believe it or not.
Review of @twelvesouth StayGo USB-C Hub. Read the full review at https://link.medium.com/V2iskOx0RY
Having avoided numerous third-party hubs because of their bulky forms, I was given a review hub by TwelveSouth, a company I have a deep affinity for, for many years. Famous for their amazing leather cases that have kept my IPhone from damage for so long, as well as their laptop stands and other accessories, I was excited to receive a USB-C hub that combines a premium aluminum case with the compactness you need as a road warrior.
Equpped with a convenient cable tucked within the case shell, you can take this hub with you as a one-for-all solution for all of your peripheral needs. The hub gives you:
- 3 USB-A 3.0 ports.
- 1 USB-C port, with pass-thru 85W USB-C PD charging.
- SD and Micro-SD card slots, with the ability to access both simultaneously.
- Ethernet port.
- 4k HDMI port.
I also have an iPad Pro that I take with me on the road, which is also equpped with a USB-C port, so i can leverage the power of multi-port connetivity on my iPad as well, which comes in very handy. I present on the big screen using my iPad and Keynote, and to be able to leverage HDMI, gives me the ability to travel light at times.
For those of you who really hate the idea of carrying around multiple dongles, this is the peripheral for you. For me, I have survived more or less without the need for dongles, until I did start to need them more and more, and this is where this becomes the one conduit I can rely on.
Quality is second to none, and being someone that owns about 9 different TwelveSouth products, including the TimePorter which is my favorite bed-side accessory, you won’t be disappointed with the StayGo USB-C Hub.
It currently retails for $99.99, but when it comes to such a central and pivotal device that you throw into your backpack, don’t get a knock-off hub, get something that will last, and provide you with power and mobility, all at the same time. A solid thumbs-up from me!