If you’ve upgraded to the 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro, you may be in port withdrawal like many of us. One solution is to choose from variety of different hubs by third-party manufacturers. Jibe is a new charger/hub that it is currently being funded on Indiegogo with some initial success.
Jibe comes with a USB-C charging cable and has the ability to charge your MacBook plus up to five other devices all in one small package and connect and sync all of your USB devices with the new USB-C MacBooks. Jibe has two USB-C ports, three regular USB ports, and one HDMI port for connecting to a monitor. The hub itself has power input of 110-240V and comes with an AC adapter plug.
The Jibe is reportedly fast and extremely lightweight. Plus it’s compact and has more than a few different applications that makes it much more than just a MacBook charger.
So with Jibe you’ll be able to charge your MacBook, iPad, iPhone and other devices all with one little charging hub. Also, even when you’re not charging your MacBook, Jibe can be your stand alone charging & data hub with transfer data rates at 5GB/second.
The all-in-one-charger and data hub for new MacBook and MacBook PRO. Ready to Ship in January 2018.
If you are ready to take the plunge and would like to try out the Jibe, a pledge of $59 or more will get you one of the early bird specials from its Indiegogo campaign site. If all goes as planned for the LA based company, the Jibe will begin shipping to backers in January of 2018.
If you’re looking for something available now from a more trusted manufacturer, Amazon has the HooToo USB-C Hub that also has an HDMI output, card reader, three USB 3.0 ports for the MacBook Pro. It’s available for just $39.99 shipped from Amazon and it has a solid rating of 4/5 stars by over 1,800 Amazon shoppers. With it, you get more ports and even more power to connect your other devices just like the Jibe promises to do. For instance, you can connect an external keyboard, mouse, or USB thumb drive to it. Plus with the 4K HDMI video adapter you can easily mirror or extend your screen to an external monitor or projector. It even has a Mac-style design with an aluminum alloy finish and LED indicator.