Although Apple’s current MacBooks are all-powerful and advanced, the shortage of I/O within the units creates a significant concern for the customers. I mean, the laptops include just two Thunderbolt 3 ports, of which one is used for charging the device, and a 3.5mm audio jack. That is it! So, oftentimes customers get a USB-C hub to attach more equipment to their MacBooks. However, most of those USB hubs are cumbersome and takes up some additional space on the consumer’s desk. Well, that won’t be the case with this “invisible” USB hub for the MacBooks.
The DGRule Invisible Hub, developed by an LA-based firm, brings an array of ports to the 13, 14, or 15-inch MacBook Pro. It is technically not “invisible”, nevertheless, when you connect the hub to your MacBook, it would essentially appear like an actual part of the laptop itself. So, in a manner, it truly is invisible.
Now, the DGRule Invisible Hub makes use of two USB-C connectors and one audio jack to hook up with the laptop. These connectors are hooked up to a spring-loaded clip that holds on to your MacBook for a firm grip. So, you’ll be able to even take it on-the-go, while hooked up to the laptop.
So, not like these USB hubs that join with a single connector and sits beside your laptop taking on an ample amount of space, the DGRule USB Hub seamlessly integrates with a MacBook placing all the ports behind the device. And because the USB hubs also match the space grey and silver colour of the MacBook units, the port-station actually lives up to its title.
Now, coming to the port’s front, the DGRule Invisible HUB features one USB-C input port, one Thunderbolt Three port, three USB 3.1 Gen-1 ports, a mini display port, an SD card slot, and even a micro-SD slot and also, the beloved headphone jack.
There can also be a built-in cooling pad to maintain the USB Hub’s temperature. At the bottom of the hub, there are three vents from which the excess heat will get released. Also, as a consequence of its design, the “invisible” hub raises the laptop a bit, in turn, offering a comfortable typing experience.
The product is listed on Indiegogo and the corporate is presently shipping the product. You can get 1 DGRule Invisible Hub for a price of $119 (Rs 9,080). Yeah, I agree it’s fairly costly. However, considering the performance it provides, it’s a good price for this device.