The Hubbub About Hubs

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On Global News Tech Talk today, John and Jennifer are talking about things that can help you clear off some much-needed desk space. Tech like USB hubs can make connecting and disconnecting devices much easier and more convenient. How can these devices reduce the hubbub in your workspace? Watch today’s episode to find out!

Here’s the rundown of all those hubs we talked about as featured on Global News Tech Talk for Monday, February 10, 2020.

The Belkin USB-C Multimedia Hub ($130 CAD) offers up to 5Gbps of bandwidth in an all-in-one solution. Compatible with your USB-C equipped laptop, this compact multiport hub connects to things like projectors, 4K 30Hz monitors, SD cards, and thumb drives. It also supports pass-through charging up to 60W, allowing you to leave some of your chargers behind for less clutter. Plus, the 1Gb Ethernet port will give you a stable and interference-free connection.

Looking for a bit more power? The Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Mini HD ($189 CAD) can turn a Mac or PC laptop into a powerful work station. Taking advantage of the bandwidth in Thunderbolt 3, you can connect to a number of devices with just one cable including a wired gigabit Ethernet port. Connect dual HDMI 4K 60Hz monitors for enhanced productivity, plugin keyboards, mice, or other peripherals with the USB-A 3.0 and USB-A 2.0 ports. And when you’re done for the day, just shut down, and disconnect, leaving everything else behind, and ready for your next work session.

For even more connectivity and performance, the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Plus ($330 CAD) represents a new wave of Thunderbolt 3 Docks with universal compatibility on both Mac and Windows laptops. High bandwidth (up to 40Gbps transfer rates) and charging capability (up to 60W) allow you to leave power bricks and chargers behind, giving you a lot more workspace. While charging your laptop and other devices on the multiple USB and USB-C ports, you can connect dual 4K 60Hz monitors. With all that bandwidth, you can also connect hungry items such as hard drives, card readers, and more. Connect it to Ethernet using the single gigabit port and you’ve got a platform for a rock-solid work station.

Are you ready for the ultimate workspace setup? The Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro ($399 CAD) gives you everything a power-hungry creator needs. With Thunderbolt 3 technology, this dock supports both Mac and Windows using a single USB-C port. Connect it to enjoy support for 4K Ultra-High Definition monitors, and up to 40 Gbps transfer rates for those bandwidth-hungry hard drives and peripherals. There’s 85W of power to keep your laptop charged. You’ll find multiple USB-A, USB-C, Gigabit Ethernet, SD and Audio ports available to allow you to expand till your heart’s content. And because everything is plugged in, you can save a lot of space that might otherwise be covered with messes of cable and power adapters.

Have you considered hooking up a hub to make the best possible use of your workspace? Let us know in the comments!

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