School Tools—Cool New Mac Media Hub

(Image credit: Anker)

With the ability to add the most useful ports to a USB-C notebook, Anker’s $60 PowerExpand Direct 7-in-2 USB-C PD Media Hub can help make connections at school. Aimed at MacBook users, it’s unique in that it has two USB-C male plugs that fit perfectly into the side of a recent MacBook Pro or Air, yielding two USB-C and two USB 3.1 ports as well as HDMI video and a full- and micro-SD card reader; it does without a LAN connection. It looks as if it was designed just for Macbooks, which it was. It’s only available in gray.

Brian Nadel