From Bluetooth earbuds to cables and computer accessories, Belkin have been supplying the tech to keep us going for decades.
Recently Belkin released a powered Thunderbolt (USB-C connection) Hub to extend our connectivity on home based laptops.
Current laptops simply do not come with ports. Apple MacBooks being the worst offender, as they go for a sleeker and thinner design the ports are minimised to almost non existent.
True there is a cloud option for additional storage, which manufacturers are steering us towards. But cloud just doesn’t always offer enough space, unless you subscribe and pay a monthly fee. And it’s not available if you’re working offline.
In the box Belkin supply everything you need to get started. A Thunderbolt cable, your mains power adaptor and of course the Hub.
The new Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 5-in-1 Core Hub gives you four individually powered Thunderbolt ports for external screen, external drives and your smartphone, all capable of up to 40Gbps data transfer speed and 96 watt fast charging.
Testing out the Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 5-in-1 Core Hub saw me being able to plug an external portable monitor, my phone and an external drive all at once without failure or compromise. Although mall in size the Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 5-in-1 Core Hub is not portable being that it does require mains power.
This said, the hub does not take up a large footprint on your desk and it is a much needed accessory to your home desk setup to keep yourself connected, add additional storage or that all important extra screen.
It’s simple to setup even more simple to use. If you have a lot of peripherals that require USB connectivity the Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 5-in-1 Core Hub is where it’s at.