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The best USB hubs to connect all your devices

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Your laptop will never It has enough ports, especially if it’s the Macbook Air this guide was written on. You can carry a variety of dongles to plug everything in, or you can purchase one of these USB hubs. Hubs expand the number and type of ports available from a device so you can reduce clutter. After testing dozens over the years, these are the best USB hubs I’ve found for different needs.

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Do you need a hub or docking station?

usb hubs They are small, portable devices that you can plug directly into a port on your laptop for additional USB ports, SD card readers, headphone jacks, and other additional connections. However, if you plan to regularly connect your laptop to a full workstation (with keyboard, mouse, monitors and the whole shebang), then you may want to consider a docking station.

USB docking stations They’re bigger, more expensive, and designed to spend most of your time at your desk. They typically have a power supply for charging other devices and offer multiple monitor outputs, as well as Ethernet connections. If you frequently use your laptop on a desk, we’ll have a new guide on the best docking stations soon, so stay tuned.

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