Remember when you got a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, thinking this is how you’ll free up your desk from cables? Yeah, that’s not the really the case, as seemingly even more devices just show up requiring you to plug in to an open port year after year after year. Suffice to say, there’s no getting away from all the peripherals that will want to connect to your PC. The Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 should give you the ports you need to accommodate all of them.
That’s right, this hub brings a whopping baker’s dozen ports to your desk, giving you a whole lot of slots to plug in the glut of accessories you use throughout the workday. Whether it’s an extra monitor, an external SSD, or some newfangled input peripheral for your creative tasks, this thing lets you plug them all, with plenty of room to spare. Hopefully, since we really can’t imagine what your desk looks like if you need a 26-in-1.
The Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock is a port hub that measures 4.9 x 3.5 x 1.6 inches (height x width x depth), with a design that makes it look like a mini-desktop that you can set up as a tower or rest flat on its side (both options work). It has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one 85W and one 15W, which you can use to plug in two compatible displays or use as standard USB-C ports for charging and data transfer, as well as an HDMI port for hooking to more conventional displays without Thunderbolt support. According to the outfit, the 85W Thunderbolt slot can even accommodate dual displays if you plug in a USB-C to dual HDMI splitter, so this just might let you set up an extra four monitors, which will be a great thing to have at your disposal.
Those two Thunderbolt ports, of course, support high-speed charging, along with an 18W USB-port, so you can charge three devices at optimal speeds simultaneously. According to the outfit, the 85W Thunderbolt 3 slot will fully charge a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro in just one hour and 50 minutes, while the 18W USB-C port will fully charge an iPhone 11 Pro in one hour and 45. Do note, these charging speeds can only be guaranteed for devices that support Power Delivery, DisplayPort Alt Mode, and USB-C 3.1, so there’s a good chance it won’t work with that obscure mini-laptop you picked up when you last visited Asia.
The Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 also has another USB-C port for the glut of USB peripherals out there and four USB-A ports for your older devices, so you don’t have to buy new peripherals when the old ones still work well enough. As with any self-respecting port hub, it also offers an Ethernet port for when the Wi-Fi isn’t reliable, a memory card slot (supports, pretty much, every format), and a 3.5mm headphone slot (because, you know, some of us still use wired headphones). Basically, it has everything covered.
The Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 is available now.
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