Plugable announced today a new 2.5Gbps Ethernet adapter as a way to increase your Mac’s wired internet speed (when used with a Cat 5e cable). It includes a USB-C to USB-3.2 adapter to give you flexibility based on your computer ports. Specifications: Realtek RTL8156 Chipset; USB Connection: USB-C or USB 3.0 with attached adapter. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 Gen 1; Transfer Rates: 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T, and 2.5GBBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz) with Auto-Negotiation; Compatibility: Windows 10, 8.x, and 7, macOS 10.7 and above, Linux Kernel 3.2 and above. The adapter is US$39.99, but the company is offering it for US$29.99 if you buy it through Amazon and use the promo code 25ETHERNET starting March 25 (U.S. customers only).
Twelve South just announced its newest product: A metal, one-piece curved laptop stand called Curve SE. It’s a white (or black), minimalist stand that matches well with Apple’s aesthetic. It has a fixed height of 6.5-inches, which the company says is an ergonomic standard.
Desktop accessories – especially MacBook stands – are inherently home decor. They should match your room, your style, your desk and complement (not copy) your MacBook. Our latest solution, while deceptively simple, is a beautiful matte white MacBook stand we call Curve SE.
You can buy the Curve SE stand for US$59.99.
Sanho Corporation is back with another USB-C hub. This one is called HyperDrive GEN2 and it promises twice the power and twice the speed than GEN1.
Logitech created a 4K magnetic webcam specifically for Apple’s Pro Display XDR you can use with the 2019 Mac Pro. Apple didn’t include a webcam in the display, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It will be used in environments like music studios where people cover up the webcams anyway. But Logitech’s solution is elegant, with an anodized aluminum finish that won’t look out of place with on Apple device. The magnet is strong enough to stay on even if you put the XDR display in portrait mode, and the screen image will automatically rotate along with it. You can buy it for US$199.
Satechi announced today the release of its compact Bluetooth keyboard featuring a full keyboard layout with dedicated number keys.
Logitech has launched a new product combination: A slim, wireless keyboard and mouse combo called MK470 for US$49.99.
Apple has released an updated version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, adding an HDMI 2.0 port for your Mac or iPad Pro.
Twelve South has a lot of great tech gear, and today it’s releasing the StayGo USB-C hub. A lot of USB-C hubs are designed to be used with MacBooks. StayGo is desktop-friendly, which means the cords are long enough to tuck away behind your desk. But if you do use it with a MacBook is has a smaller travel cable that can be stored directly inside the device. It has Gigabit Ethernet to connect to super-fast wired networks and servers. The hub also has both SD and Micro SD card readers that can connect & download simultaneously, giving you an easy way to transfer high-resolution photos or 4K video for editing. Connections include 4K HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-A 3.0 (x3), independent SD + Micro-SD card slots and 85W USB-C pass-thru power. You can buy it for US$99.99.