Dave Hamilton joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss what it’s like to travel now, and they look at some gear upgrades for when everyone goes places again.
Satechi announced on Thursday the launch of a USB-C multi-port dock. It has USB-C PD charging, HDMI and VGA display ports, USB-A data ports, SD card slots, and Gigabit Ethernet, with two detachable USB-C cables – perfect for on-the-go or docked at your desk. Compatible devices include: 2020/2019/2018/2017/2016 MacBook Pro, 2020/2018 MacBook Air, 2020/2018 iPad Pro, 2019/2017 iMac, iMac Pro, 2015/2016/2017 MacBook, Microsoft Surface Laptop 3/Surface Pro 7/Go, Google PixelBook Go, ChromeBook, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S, HP Spectre Convertible, Razer Blade, Huawei Matebook and more USB-C devices. It costs US$99.99 but with the code MULTIPORT20 you can get 20% off. Valid until March 15.
OWC announced on Thursday the launch of a universal USB-C cable that is compatible with multiple ports like Thunderbolt 4.
BioLite has released a line of powerbank chargers called Charge PD. There are three products in this series and each one has a different battery capacity.
Kingston introduces DataTraveler Kyson, a Type-A USB flash drive with a stylish, capless metal case, so there’s no cap to lose.
At CES on Tuesday, Plugable announced their new USB-C 7-in-1 hub, following the work-from-home trend of bringing Ethernet and 4K video to users in an easy-to-pack form factor (to use at home now, and for when we can go places again!). In addition to two 5Gbps USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 4K HDMI, SD and microSD card slots, the Plugable hub includes a USB-C Power Delivery charging port capable of up to 87W of USB-C pass-through charging for your laptop and USB devices. Shipping now, this hub is available at Amazon for $34.95 at the time of publication.
These days we do lots of swiping on our devices, and sometimes the results are expected, other times not so much! Listen as John and Dave share tips and answer questions about swiping. That’s not all, of course, the topics expand from there, including a great dive into USB speeds on Apple’s new iPads. Listen as your two favorite geeks walk through all of this for you this week!
We have a deal on a 3.3-foot braided nylon USB-C to Lightning Cable. They’re designed to last, resist fraying and internal damage no matter how many times you plug and unplug them. They’re also available in black red, or white, and they’re $14.99 through our deal.
We have a deal on the Naztech 2-in-1 Charging Dock, which is really a 10,000mAh wireless portable battery with its own charging dock that will also hold your iPhone while it’s charging. The battery portion of this device also has USB-C and USB-A charging ports. It’s $49.99 through our deal, but there’s also a deal for two of them for $89.99 on the deal listing.
We have a deal on an LED Light 3-in-1 Charging Cable with built-in Micro USB, USB-C, and iOS connectors. And LED lights, because you need LED lights in your cables. It supports charging speed up to 2.4A, and is a meter long. It’s $11.95 through our deal.