You have every conceivable body part crossed hoping you’ll receive any iPad Pro for the holidays. An iPad Pro 11″ or an iPad Pro 12.9″ (2018 / 2020). Any one would fit the bill. (Sorry, the hub’s not compatible with iPad Pro 12.9” (2021).)
So, you wind up lucky enough to receive one. JOY! But then the realization sinks in that your new iPad Pro has only ONE USB-C PORT. And as much as you wanted to hop the USB-C train, you have a number of legacy devices that are USB-A. And your favorite over-the-ear headphones. No. No. No. Don’t even think of it. You do not need to add to your Dongle Museum!
Anker, renown for their quality chargers (I have several of their 20W Nano chargers), power banks, and desktop hubs, foretold your predicament. That’s why they developed the PowerExpand Direct 6-in-1 USB-C PD Media Hub. No wires – all you need do is plug it into your iPad’s USB-C port.
And this hub is the Swiss Army knife of iPad hubs. With a minimalist style, matching the iPad Pro’s aluminum exterior, you should have more than enough ports to satisfy any needs.
Dongles be banished. There’s a USB-C port, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-A port, and an SD/microSD card reader. Need you more?
If you’d like to pair you iPad with an external monitor or TV, you can mirror your screen in stunning 4K@60Hz via the HDMI port.
PowerExpand Direct 6-in-1 USB-C PD Media Hub comes equipped with a travel pouch, welcome guide, and worry-free 18-month warranty of customer service.
It’s a small pocket-sized addition. Definitely preferable to remembering if you brought the correct dongle along!
All this for the paltry price of USD $49.99. Perhaps you can pick-up your own stocking stuffer after the holidays.
©2021 Frank Petrie