If you are using an Apple 2015 MacBook or a ASUS Transformer 3 Pro, you need an adapter to connect the laptop with some of the other gadgets you own. Devices that use USB-C port require an adapter to connect to other devices that come with a HDMI or USB 3.0 port. Some adapters have scope for adding a different charger, while others are meant just for connectivity. For example, if you check the PrimeCables USB type C cable adapter, it has three four ports – HDMI, Type-C Charging Port, USB 3.0, and Rj45 ethernet port.
Why do we need different ports?
Multiport adapters with source USB-C port are extremely handy. If the adapter has a Type-C Charging Port, you can charge your device on the go. The HDMI is ideal for professionals and allows them to connect their laptops to projects as required. The same port can be used to connect the TV too. If you don’t want to compromise on the network or just need to connect a router, Rj45 ethernet port is useful. Of course, most of them also come with a USB 3.0 port too, which allows you to connect the laptop with almost any smartphone, as long as you have a USB to MicroUSB cable.
Buying USB-C multiport adapters
Please note all USB-C multiport adapters are not same and may not have the same ports. As such, make a choice based on your requirements and other gadgets you own. If you are using the Ethernet port, always check the network speed. Also, it’s a good idea to check the resolution support in SST mode. For the USB 3.0 port, check the transmission speed, which should 5Gbps in the ideal case, and the product should work for devices with USB 2.0 ports, because these are still in use. Most adapters are meant for ‘plug and play’, but some may need additional installation, which must be checked too.
Not to forget, the length of the adapter wire is also something worth checking. Ideally, you can expect the better ones to be of 15cm at the minimum. For the best deals and discounts, check online, because many manufacturers have their own websites, and they can offer incredible offers from time to time. Also, you can find adapters for other devices, as well. For online orders, check the delivery time and if the company accepts returns or offers replacement for faulty products.