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AmazonBasics USB 3.1 Hub

Alternatives to this Device

In my research, I had noticed only a few other USB hubs that were positive.
Some seem to be more solidly built, but break more quickly or do not supply enough power, so that external hard drives and USB sticks work unreliably or not at all.
I can't judge the reviewers' test circumstances, but any negative assessment must be taken seriously.

Have now re-checked the offer on Amazon and read reviews - it makes you want to buy it. Lots of junk!
Unfortunately, this AmazonBasics USB hub is no more reliable than the rest.
Now my only option is the Apple Store, let's see what Apple considers suitable and offers in their own shops …

Addendum 28.01.2021: I had another look at Amazon and found an interesting device from Anker: PowerExpand Elite.
This is not an ordinary USB or Thunderbolt hub, but a professional docking station for around 300 EUR:

Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 Thunderbolt 3

Docking station for USB-C laptops, charging at 85 W for laptop, at 18 W for smartphone, 4K HDMI, 1 Gbps Ethernet, audio, USB-A Gen 1, USB-C Gen 2, SD 4.0.

I have now ordered these and will be testing them. I will share my experiences with them with my readers here in the hardware section very soon.

Preliminary information 13.04.2021: I have been using the Anker docking station for almost 2.5 months! The headphone jack doesn't work (defective or only for direct listening to inserted SD cards? – I haven't tried it yet), but everything else is OK and it doesn't really get hot. The aluminium housing with black cooling fins is effective. I am confident that this device will last much longer than four months (the long-term practical test will document this) …

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