This portable USB-C hub adds a variety of ports to your laptop, including Ethernet, USB 3.0, 4K HDMI, SD and TF memory slots, along with high-speed 100W USB-C charging. Its magnetic lid provides a clever storage tray for its cables. There’s also a smaller Mini version that lacks the charging and the Ethernet port.
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ROCCAT’s award-winning Vulcan Pro gaming keyboard gets a tenkeyless (88-key) version, cutting down on its footprint, while still retaining its great design and responsive opto-mechanical keys. Its Titan switches are extremely long-lasting and feature slick floating keycaps along with programmable RGB backlighting.
This USB peripheral controls frequently-used features in creative applications. Its mix of programmable buttons, a D-pad, knobs, and a scroll wheel complement your mouse, trackpad, or tablet. It works with a wide variety of Mac and Windows apps, including Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Final Cut, Premiere, and more.
Give your headphones a smooth and crystal-clear analog upgrade with Douk Audio’s P1 headphone amp. It has a pair of 6J5 vacuum tubes, and can be used as a hi-fi headphone amp, a tube preamp, or a USB DAC. It supports USB, RCA, and Bluetooth 5.0 sources, and quality up to 24-bit, 192Khz from USB audio sources.
This unique USB microphone adds a splash of color to content creators’ desktops. In addition to its dynamic RGB lighting, its audio features are no slouch, with adjustable polar patterns, an internal pop filter, gain control, tap-to-mute, and an anti-vibration shock mount. Compatible with Mac, PC, and PS4.
Never worry about burning your fingertips again with this long-reach candle lighter. It uses a clean-burning electric arc to reach candle wicks, fireplace tinder, and charcoal inside your grill, keeping a comfortable distance between your hand and the flame. It offers up to 130 lights per charge via its USB port.
Whether your gadgets have a USB or USB-C port, this portable battery pack from HyperGear is ready to deliver its power. It has two USB ports and one USB-C port, and a maximum 15-watt total output. Find both 10,000 mAh and 20,000 mAh versions in The Awesomer Shop.
A jumbo-sized version of Elgato’s sweet programmable key controller. Packing 32 keys, each one can be customized with an icon and function of your choice with an easy-to-use software that runs on Windows 10+ or MacOS X 10.13 or later. It can be laid flat like a keyboard, or angled using the included magnetic stand.
Macally’s slimline aluminum keyboard looks great with modern Mac computers, blending in a retro typewriter vibe with its circular and oval keys. It’s optimized for use with MacOS, and includes numerous Mac-specific shortcut keys. Plus, it’s a bargain compared to the price of Apple’s venerable wired keyboard.
Feeling constrained by the limited ports and expensive storage on modern MacBooks or other USB-C devices? The HybridDrive adds two USB-A 3.1 Gen 2, full function USB-C, 4K60Hz HDMI with HDR, and SD and MicroSD ports, while also adding high speed solid-state storage. Available in capacities from 128GB to 2TB.
3dDecors‘ compact USB keyboard adds a series of dedicated buttons and controls for working with Photoshop. While it’s not nearly as slick as the Loupedeck Creative Tool, it costs substantially less, offers quick access to frequently used tools, and has two control knobs which can be used to adjust slider values.
If you have a newer laptop, there’s a good chance it only has USB Type C ports. This hub adds a plethora of ports with just one connector. It’s got a gigabit Ethernet port, 2 HDMI ports, 1 VGA port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB C data port, 1 USB C charging port, and SD / microSD card slots.
This slimline keyboard and docking station is the perfect accessory for laptop owners. It connects to your USB-C port, not only giving you a full-size keyboard, but HDMI, USB-A, USB-C ports, as well as TF and full-size SD card readers. It features a 100% aluminum chassis, high-quality scissor switch keys, and white backlighting.
Despite its diminutive size, this gadget gives you six different kinds of charging cable in one. It includes USB to USB-C, USB-C to USB-C, USB to Lightning, USB-C to Lightning, USB to MicroUSB and USB-C to MicroUSB connectors, and is small enough to hang on your keychain. They also have a 1.5 meter version called the inCharge 6Max.
Add a super sharp second screen to your laptop or smartphone with this portable 13.3″ 4K display. It can connect to devices with an HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, or USB-C connector (where supported). Its IPS panel has a wide 178º viewing angle, and it can be powered via USB. It includes a stand, but you can also use a pen to prop it up.
New Wave Toys, makers of those awesome miniature arcade machines has some new gadgets for retro tech fans. First up, a miniature change machine you can display alongside your arcade machines that doubles as a 6-port USB charger. There’s also a Walkman-inspired gadget that works as 16000 mAh power bank.
This uniquely-designed charging cable has interchangeable tips which attach using a neodymium magnet. They can swivel around the circumference of its illuminated connector, and it can even charge two devices at once. It offers Lightning, USB Type C and Micro USB tips, and comes with your choice of two.
Merchoid’s officially-licensed USB lamp is the perfect desk or bedside accessory for fans of The Legend of Zelda. The Seal the Darkness Master Sword Light is about 12″ tall and has a switch incorporated in the Triforce symbol. It can also be powered with three AA batteries.
Plugable’s USB-C enclosure is compatible with the NVMe M.2 SSD sticks. The enclosure is a cheap way to get a super fast external drive, whether from a brand new stick or an older one you have lying around. It requires no tools and has vents for heat dissipation.
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