The HyperDrive may just be what the doctor ordered. Well at least for MacBook Pro users who's having a hell of a problem dealing with all the dongles they need.
The HyperDrive is a compact USB-C hub that is Thunderbolt 3-enabled. The latter fact is the accessory's biggest difference from other existing USB-C Hubs already in the market or still in development such as the Arc Hub and the Line Dock.
The 2016 MacBook Pro accessory combines all the necessary ports, in one single good-looking device.
Apple last released a new laptop in 2012 with the third generation MacBook Pro which was called the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. After years of sticking with the 2012 version and settling with just updating it a number of times, Apple has finally released the 2016 MacBook Pro. Not everyone was pleased.
The complaints were focused more on the missing ports. Gone were supports for HDMI, USB-A, and the previous Thunderbolt. Also missing were the SD and microSD card slots. The HyperDrive, which will cost $70 each, aims to fix all of that. But what this device cannot fix are the other problems that users of the new MacBook Pro have noticed.
There are reports that the laptop's battery is not performing as promised.
While the MacBook Pro has received some complaints, the HyperDrive has gotten a fair share of compliments. In its Kickstarter page, Hyper included a few remarks from various sites. Here are some of them:
"HyperDrive might be the ultimate MacBook Pro dongle." - 9to5mac
"This accessory fixes everything that's wrong with Apple's new MacBook Pro." - CNET
"HyperDrive dongle is the answer to MacBook Pro's biggest problem." - The Daily Dot
"One MacBook Pro 2016 accessory that will save you from dongle hell." BGR
"Plenty of ports in a Thunderbolt 3 storm." - TechRadar