New USB-C Hubs Expand Connectivity Options for Port Deprived Devices

10Gbps transfer rates, power consumption controls among unique features

Lockbourne, OH - October 2018 - StarTech.com continues to expand device connectivity with the introduction of three new USB-C hubs, including one featuring USB 3.1 Gen 2. These hubs (HB31C4AB, HB30C5A2CSC and HB30C4AIB) help to increase productivity by adding essential connectivity to USB-C devices such as laptops that offer limited built-in ports. Whether it’s data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, 7 additional expansion ports, or a portable solution with individual power switches to manage power consumption, these hubs provide a unique way to enhance connectivity options in newer devices.

The 4-Port USB-C Hub (HB31C4AB) introduces users to the new world of USB 3.1 Gen 2. This product offers users data transfer rates of up to 10Gbps making transferring large files a breeze. This hub is compatible with both USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 equipped laptops, and is plug and play, eliminating frustrating installation times. Its size makes it perfect for small, compact workstations or users on the go. It is bus powered, so there is no external power adapter required, helping to reduce cable clutter in tight workspaces. This hub brings users increased speed, portability and enhanced connectivity all in one small device.

StarTech.com’s 7-Port USB-C Hub (HB30C5A2CSC) offers users 4 USB-A ports, 1 USB-A fast-charge port and 2 USB-C ports. The multitude of ports provided eliminates the hassle of swapping connected devices on port deprived laptops. Blending old with new, this adapter allows users to not only extend the life of their current devices through USB-A ports, but also allows users to connect and take advantage of their new USB-C devices all through one hub. This hub provides users with an extended length cable to allow for more flexibility when connected to a device, as well as plug and play technology to allow for a hassle free set up once connected. It is perfect for a front office workstation where a number of USB peripherals are in use or a back-office support area where multiple peripherals are being tested.

The 4-Port USB-C Hub with Individual On/Off Switches HB30C4AIB is a portable solution for road-warriors who use thin laptops with limited ports. Stay connected to all of your USB peripherals, no matter where you’re working from, with the help of this USB-C hub equipped with 4 USB 3.0 Type-A ports. Like the other two hubs, this hub is backwards compatible with legacy USB 2.0 devices. Bus-powered and plug and play, this hub makes connecting on the go easy, with no need for extra power adapters or a complicated installation process. Its lightweight and compact design allows the hub to easily fit in your laptop bag when it’s time to unplug and move to your next workspace. Aside from being portable, this hub features individual power switches for each port to allow users to better manage power consumption of their USB devices without having to disconnect them.

“The launch of these new hubs reinforces StarTech.com’s commitment to providing the industry’s most versatile offering of USB-C connectivity expansion solutions for laptops and PC’s,” commented StarTech.com Senior Product Manager, Carey Cline. “Our dedication to solving modern day connectivity problems, like port limitations on new devices, is evident as we continue to expand our USB-C and USB hub product lines.”

An expanded list of each hub’s features can be found below:

Key Features of the 4-Port USB-C Hub - HB31C4AB

  • USB-C to 4 x USB 3.1 (USB-A) ports
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 hub sharing data transfer throughput up to 10Gbps
  • Compact portable size for convenient travel and desktop placement
  • Convenient upright USB ports for easy connection of cables and dongles
  • USB bus-powered with no external power adapter required
  • Save time with easy plug-and-play installation

Key Features of the 7-Port USB-C Hub - HB30C5A2CSC

  • USB-C to 5x USB-A and 2x USB-C ports for support of old and new USB devices
  • Fast-charge port to charge smartphone
  • Save time with easy plug-and-play installation

Key Features of the 4-Port USB-C Hub with Individual On/Off Switches - HB30C4AIB

  • USB-C to 4x USB 3.0 (USB-A)
  • Individual power on/off buttons to save power
  • Compact portable size for convenient travel and desktop placement
  • USB bus-powered with no external power adapter required
  • Save time with easy plug-and-play installation

The new USB-C hubs will be available at CDW, Amazon.com, Newegg.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will be distributed by Ingram Micro, SYNNEX, Tech Data, D&H and ASI.

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