Best 6 USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Adapter Hubs for 2016 MacBook Pro

Apple announced the brand-new MacBook Pro at the end of October, 2016. The new model leads to fierce discussion on the internet. Many people are impressed by the new OLED touch bar, which brings a whole new interaction method on laptop. While most of the criticism are focus on the price, limit of 16 GB RAM, and the USB type-c (thunderbolt-3) ports.

Read any review post on the internet, we can see bunch of complains about the USB type-c port, this is a typical one: I can’t connect my iPhone 7 to a 2016 MacBook Pro with , well done, Apple.

However, if we decide to buy a new MacBook Pro, we have to accept the situation.

Buying a thunderbolt 3 adapter which supports USB 3.0 and lightning is necessary for 2016 MacBook Pro owners. In fact I would rather recommend you a dock or a hub which contains different ports which can be used on 2016 MacBook Pro.

All docks and hubs below are compatible with 2016 MacBook Pro, and all other computers which has USB Type-C ports.

AVOTCH USB C Hub

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USB Type-C charging port, HDMI Port, 2 x USB 3.0 Ports, SD TF Card and Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.

4K VIDEO ADAPTER: Mirror or extend your screen with the HDMI port and directly stream 4K UHD or Full HD 1080p video to HDTV, monitor or projector.

USB 3.0 PORTS: Allow you to connect keyboard, mouse, thumb drive to laptop, and access files from an SD TF card reader.

Gigabit Ethernet Adapter: Suitable for network connection10/100/1000M;MAC-STYLE DESIGN: unibody aluminum alloy exterior, ionized finish, reinforced TPE cable coating, EMI protection to prevent interfere with wireless devices.

CalDigit USB-C Docking Station

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Ports: 5 x USB ports (3.1 Type-A x 3, USB-C (3.1 Type-C) x 2, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, GbE Ethernet LAN, Front 3.5mm Audio-Out/Mic-In.

Didplay: Mac:4K UHD 4096×2160 @ 30Hz, 2K QHD 2560×1600 @ 30Hz & 60Hz Dual Mirrored (MacBook’s do not support two extended displays).

Charging: USB-C (USB 3.1 Type-C) Charge up to 60W while transferring video and data. Aluminum Fanless Air Cooled Chassis silently dissipates heat.

Anker Premium USB-C Hub

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Ports: 3 USB 3.0 ports for data transfers of up to 5 Gbps. 1 USB-C Recharging Port.

As the most successful digital accessories manufacture, Anker provides you the best after sale experience, including welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.

LANBO USB C Hub

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Ports: USB Type-C charging port, HDMI Port, 2 x USB 3.0 Ports, SD TF Card.

Display: Mirror or extend your screen with the HDMI port and directly stream 4K UHD or Full HD 1080p video to HDTV, monitor or projector.

Design: unibody aluminum alloy exterior, ionized finish, reinforced TPE cable coating, EMI protection to prevent interfere with wireless devices.

Lanbo USB-C 3.1 Digital AV Multi-port Adapter for Apple MacBook (Electronics)


List Price:$58.99 USD
New From:$53.00 USD In Stock
Used from:Out of Stock

Satechi Slim Aluminum Adapter Dock

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Ports: two USB 3.0 ports, Type-C pass-through port, and 4K HDMI (30 Hz) video output. Note: Use HDMI 2.0 Cables for optimum performance.

Design: brushed aluminum design compliments Apple accessories. The compact and easy-to-use design makes it simple to take the Type-C USB Hub with you anywhere you go. Does not require any software, drivers, or complicated installation process.

Satechi Type-C Combo Hub

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Ports: two USB 3.0 ports, a SD and Micro SD card slots.

Personally speaking I like this one most, as it looks like a part of MacBook Pro instead of an extended accessories. The shortcoming is also very obvious: it might block one of your thunderbolt 3 port, and it doesn’t come with a HDMI port.

 USB 3.0 (Type A)USB 3.1/Thunderbolt 3 (Type C)HDMISD/TF CardEthernetOthersPrice
AVOTCH USB C Hub20111/59.99
CalDigit USB-C Docking Station32101Display Port, Audio-Out/Mic-In149.99
Anker Premium USB-C Hub31000/39.99
LANBO USB C Hub21110/58.99
Satechi Slim Aluminum Adapter Dock21100/59.99
Satechi Type-C Combo Hub21010/44.99

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