Best USB hubs and docks for Chromebooks
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Plugable USB-C Hub 7-in-1
Apart from the power delivery-capable USB-C port, the Plugable hub comes with three USB-A ports, which support up to 5Gbps of data transfer speeds, an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and a microSD card slot. This selection should be more than enough for most people.
If you also want an Ethernet port, Plugable’s 7-in-1 USB C Hub Multiport Adapter with Ethernet ditches one USB-A port for an Ethernet port. You can also opt for just a USB-A to Ethernet adapter.
Ugreen USB 3.0 Hub with Ethernet
It’s a fairly simple hub. It includes three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, capable of up to 5Gbps data transfer rate, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. Additionally, there is a barrel-type DC 5V power port on the hub that might be useful for some people. The port can provide up to 10W of power.
Tripp Lite Gen 1 USB-C Hub
Cable Matters USB-C Multiport Adapter
Apart from the HDMI port, the hub packs two USB 2.0 Type-A ports (up to 480Mbps data transfer rate), a USB Type-C port (capable of delivering up to 60W power to charge your Chromebook), and a Fast Ethernet port (up to 480Mbps data transfer speed).
StarTech.com USB 3.0 Docking Station
Additionally, it comes with three USB 3.0 Type-A ports (only suitable for data transfer), one USB 3.0 Type-A (data transfer and fast charging), a USB Type-B port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, 3.5mm audio jack, and a lock slot.
These are the five of the best USB hubs for Chromebooks on the market right now. You can pick one that best suits your needs. You can also check out my buying guides on the best flash drives and the best USB cables–data transfer and charging.