USB-C is better than traditional USB in all ways except one: it has caused laptop makers to remove all other ports on their latest models! Before, you could expect to find several full-size USB ports, multiple video ports, and maybe an SD card reader and an ethernet port if you were lucky. Now, some MacBooks and Windows laptops come with USB-C ports only. Thankfully, it’s easy enough to pick up a USB-C multi-port adapter that adds these missing ports back.
There are a wide variety of such hubs available, so we’re going to go through and recommend hubs that fit into four simple categories, based on the particular ports you need. We’ll begin with the simplest options, before going through to the more comprehensive hubs that provide every port you could ever want. Let’s get started.