Whether you’re using a Windows PC or a Mac, the Belkin Mini can help you take advantage of today’s fastest USB standard, even going so far as to support two 4K displays at 60 hertz simultaneously. Its compact design makes it great for use on the road.
- Fixed high-speed cable
- Requires thunderbolt 3 connectivity
- No power passthrough
Setting the Glyph NVMe apart from most is an integrated slot for a high-speed PCIe SSD, making it easy to share data between computers without having to wait very long for large file transfers. It’s offered with or without the storage already installed.
- Capacities up to 2 terabytes
- Able to power most new laptops
- Particularly expensive
A small footprint and highly dependable manufacturer are two worthwhile reasons to consider the Belkin Core , which has downstream USB 3.2 and 2.0 receptacles for maximizing bandwidth and minimizing RF interference, respectively.
- Combination stereo input-output
- Limited to 60 watts of charging
- Overpriced for the port selection
With both HDMI and DVI outputs powered by DisplayLink technology, the Wavlink UG39DK1V is suitable for those who don’t own the most cutting-edge hardware. It promises to work well with Windows and Chrome, though it’s not compatible with all versions of Mac OS.
- 6 superspeed usb jacks
- Type-b upstream connection
- Relatively affordable
CalDigit TS3 Plus
In addition to 15 expansion connectors including Ethernet, separate headphones and microphone jacks, and 4K DisplayPort connectivity, the CalDigit TS3 Plus offers a peak bandwidth of 40 gigabits per second, although it does require a Thunderbolt 3 connection.
- Type-a fast-charging
- Small footprint
- Effective internal heat sink
Considerably smaller than most, the UTechSmart Hub is a good choice for expanding your connectivity without weighing yourself down. It provides up to 75 watts of passthrough charging and supports up to three displays at once using HDMI connectors.
- Capable of full hd at 60 hertz
- Gigabit ethernet jack
- Powered via usb power delivery
Thanks to its dual high-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, the Targus 221USZ can supply a pair of 4K HDR signals or even an 8K feed at 60 hertz. It’s powered by a barrel plug and wall adapter and has a downstream Thunderbolt 3 port that’s capable of reaching full speed.
- Charges at up to 85 watts
- 5 usb type-a ports
- Costs quite a bit
If you’re sporting a Thunderbolt 3 connection and need to add multiple monitors, the Siig DK0B11 is a great choice, due to a hard-working DisplayLink video adapter chipset that offloads some of the processing and enables the use of three screens at once.
- Ultra hd output
- Separate mic and headphones jacks
- Works with windows and macos
Requiring only USB 3.1 Gen2 connectivity, the CalDigit Soho accepts a 100-watt PD input from a wall wart and sends up to 90 watts to your device. It’s capable of one or two mirrored 4K outputs at 60 hertz, and if 30 FPS is okay, it can handle 2 separate displays.
- Displayport and hdmi ports
- Takes up minimal desk space
- Reasonable price
The Kensington SD5600T supports a range of advanced protocols, including 100-watt Power Delivery 3.0 and high-speed UHS-II SD cards. Its ability to work with both Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.2 connections makes it especially versatile.
- Dual 4k or dual 1080p resolutions
- Compatible with windows and macos
- Optional vesa mounting bracket