California-based Nonda has unveiled Hub+, a smart USB and charging port station for the new Apple MacBook. Hub+ has a durable Aluminum Alloy construction and is beautifully designed to blend well with the MacBook, and features 7 ports: 2 USB-C, 1 SDXC Card Reader, 1 Display Port, and 3 USB-A, which are also charging ports. Made in Germany, Nonda has used advanced production techniques to make it as thin and light as possible – with a weight of 3.5 ounces, a length of 4.8 inches, and a width of 1.5 inches.
The Hub+ is small enough to fit in the hand or pocket, and works with the new USB-C as well as traditional USB-A plugs.
This product serves as a hub for the new MacBook, where users can plug in their gear and charge their laptop (or other USB devices) concurrently. More importantly, users don’t have to always remember to charge their external battery chargers for their phones. With the Hub+, they never have to worry because Hub+ in-built lithium ion battery will always be charged up and ready to go when users naturally use the product as a hub. For times when a phone’s battery is dead, the Hub+ can provide one phone with up to 2 hours of battery life (or 2.5 hours of talking time on iPhone 6).
Kickstarter backers will be able to get the Hub+ for $79 USD, same price as Apple’s adapter but with more ports and functionality (actual retail price will be $99). A bonus mini adapter will be given away to the first 1000 backers. Shipments to Kickstarter backers are expected to go out by end of June, 2015. If the stretch goal is met, backers will be offered two bonus color choices of gold and gray, in addition to silver, for the Hub+ to go with their MacBooks.
The product will ultimately retail for $99 USD on Nonda’s website and Amazon starting by Fall 2015.
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