USB-C is the new way to connect with the latest smartphones, tablets and laptops but these changes are often not compatible with our needs and existing devices – that’s why a USB-C adaptor can really come in handy.
Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro and Samsung’s TabPro S are great examples of where these adaptors can come in handy to link to other devices and to transfer content.
While USB-C is an exciting new format, there are still millions of people around the world using products with the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connections.
They also want to link these USB-C products to HDMI ports and also connect memory cards readers as well.
LASER 5-in-1 MULTIPORT ADAPTOR – $35.20
Through a single USB-C port you can now connect other USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 cables and also read SD and microSD memory cards.
This is particularly handy for MacBook and MacBook Pro users who no longer have access to a built-in memory card reader and regular USB-C ports.
There’s even a spare USB-C port on the adaptor to make up for the one you’re using on the computer.
Laser also makes a number of USB-C cables to connect them to printers, HDMI, microUSB, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, VGA and DVI.
MOSHI USB-C RANGE
Moshi has seen the release of the MacBook and MacBook Pro as an opportunity and have released a range of accessories that are sure to be popular with users.
The line-up includes a USB-C top VGA adapter ($54.99) and a 1m long USB-C to USB cable ($34.99).
Moshi is also offering USB-C charging cable with smart LEDs that indicate whether the computer has been recharged ($45) and a USB-C to HDMI adapter ($65).
If you want to connect your USB-C device to an Ethernet cable, you’ll need the Moshi USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet adapter ($55) which also includes a regular USB port as well.
For a more complete solution there’s the Moshi USC-C Multiport Adapter ($129) which includes a USB-C port, USB 3.0 port and HDMI in one unit. It is available in silver, rose gold and satin gold.
BELKIN USB-C RANGE
Belkin was one of the first on the scene with its USB-C products and even set up a dedicated page on its website to educate customers about what they needed.
The Belkin USB-C 4-port mini hub ($74.95) has two USB-C ports and USB 3.0 ports along with an extendable USB-C cable to connect to the computer or tablet.
Also available is a Gigabit Ethernet adapter ($54.95), a USB-C to USB-C car charger ($49.95) and various USB-C cables priced from $29.95.