Budget friendly Type-C hub to try

With the new macbook products i hear people everyday saying how annoyed they are about the fact that they don’t have enough ports for all their USB devices and memory cards.

If you’re a photographer or videographer you might need more than 2 USB ports. and with cameras connecting still with micro USB cables you might need some help getting your camera updated to the latest firmware versions.

I tried the QacQoc type-c hub and card reader adapter and i must say it’s a game changer.

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This device comes with the following ports:

  • 3 USB 3.0
  • SD card reader
  • MicroSd card reader
  • Hdmi port
  • Lan port
  • 1 Usb-c

 

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In order to use it you don’t need any drivers, you just plug it and start using it. The fact that gives you so many extra ports for USB devices is great, especially for someone like me that needs to have my 2 external hard drives connected and my graphic tablet.

Downloading files and connecting new devices to your laptop with this device is working straight away, since there’s no delay from plugging a new cable in the hub and it coming up on your computer.

I will say that using all the ports at the same time,  will make the device go a bit warm, and can’t say yet if this might be a problem in the future for constant use or not, but i hope the company will address this issue.

The product comes in a nice package and includes a soft case to keep it safe while not using it. Also you have 4 colours to choose from:  rose-gold, silver, white and gold so it will match your laptop.

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You can order them straight from the company website or from their amazon page and they are selling now at £75.99 and compared to other hubs that are out there, it’s worth every money because you get so much more in just one single device.

 

What do you guys think? Would you try it? Do you find it useful? Leave a comment below!

 

Beats new wireless ear-pods available today

After an announcement a week ago, Beats has finally made their new wireless ear-pods available for sale today.

They claim to offer 8 hour charge and by the look of them they seem more convenient and easier to use than the Apple’s version.

You will be able to find them under the name “Beats X” and they come with a price tag of $149.95,  which compared to the AirPods that can be found at approximately $230, makes them a bit cheaper.

 

Beats X are available in 4 colours at the moment: Black, Grey, White and Blue, and they can provide 2 hour playback only with 5 minute charge.

Design wise they are safer to be used outside or even on a daily basis because they still come with a cable that you can put around your neck, compared to the apple version that seem impractical to use when jogging for example.

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The back of the pods is also magnetic providing even more safety when you’re not using them, being able to stick them to one another while having them around your neck.

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Specification wise they both use Bluetooth and Wifi, have a built in microphone, come with a volume control, inline calls and music controls as well as a noise isolation feature.

Reading through the reviews some people complained about the microphone that apparently catches even the sound of your footsteps and the fact that they are not sweat-proof as other beats version. Some people even mentioned that the base quality is not very good compared to other headphones from the same company. but then again what do they expect from some small in-ear pods?

Would you guys consider purchasing this new wireless pods? Do they seem worth the price?

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