Basically, the term USB(Universal Serial Bus), is an industry standard that defines cables or connectors and communications protocol for communication, connection and power supply between computers and electronic devices.
There are various types of USBs which include: USB 1.x, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, and USB Type-C.We are mainly going to focus on USB Type-C and USB 3.0. Let’s look at these types of USBs.
1. USB 3.0
This is the latest USB standard which offers high data transfer rate of up to 5Gbps and backwards compatibility with earlier versions of USB. The increased speeds are only available when all components are USB 3.0 compatible. They are mostly distinguishable from other USB Standards since they are all blue in color.
2. USB Type-C
These are reversible cables that promise high data transfer rates and more power supply than the other previous USB types. This version is increasingly being adopted as the standard for laptops and even phones and tablets.
This type is currently embraced by Apple in the Thunderbolt Technology.
Have you ever had multiple USB drives and wanted to mount all of them at once in your device but had few ports on your system? Worry not. There is a solution for that small problem – A USB hub. This device expands a USB Port in a up to ten and above, Therefore more devices will be able to be connected to the system, similar to a power strip. They can be in built in computers, monitors and even printers.
There are many USB hub types, some of which include: USB 3.0 hub and USB Type-C Hub.
Generally, the features of a good USB hub include:
Have as many ports since the more ports means more devices to plug in.
Best of quality since you would want to spend on quality rather than quantity.
Light and easily portable.
ports that support charging only are convenient too.
secure hubs that safe for use and may not ruin you devices.
USB Type-C hubs
These hubs are majorly adopted by Apple Inc. in their devices. These devices come in various forms depending on your taste and lifestyle. Here are just but a few: GN30H Premium Type-C, GN22B Premium USB-C Hub, GN21B Premium Type-C Hub. We are going to look at The GN30H Premium Type-C USB Hub. This device is transfers data and charging multiple devices. The device comes packed with 1 TF Card slot, 3 USB 3.0 Ports, 1 HDMI port 1 Gigabit Ethernet Port and 1 memory card slot. Every content you mirror from you device gets better when you use the HDMI 4K Output port. You can use this device with your MacBook and Windows with ease since it is compatible. You also get to enjoy high data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps with the Superspeed USB 3.0.
The hub’s ports have an output of 1.5A and therefore devices with a higher current rate may be unsupported. maximum temperature the chip can work on is about 40 Degrees..
In conclusion, all the above mentioned devices are great, but we would recommend the GN30H Type-C Hub for a great experience.