Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: USB C Hub, CHOETECH USB C 3.0 to 3-Port Hub with RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter Compatible with Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, Chromebook Pixel (Thunderbolt 3 Compatible)
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I bought this hub for my laptop with a Type C port, lacks Ethernet and only has one USB3.0 port. This hub is perfect to solve most of my connectivity needs!
It is well built, no shiny plastics here: instead, you get an aluminium case. The cable is well done too, with a rubber coating. It plugs in a standard Type C port (no Thunderbolt required) and fits good.
Does not require any driver or installation at all at least on Windows 10. Uses a Realtek chipset for the Ethernet connectivity.
TESTING I had tested this hub in two scenarios: 1. Upload/download Ethernet without USB ports being used 2. Upload/download Ethernet with one USB transfer
1. This is a pretty standard iperf3 test. I tested upload and download to verify the network capabilities of this hub. Most of these devices cannot reach actual 1 Gb/s speed and stop much earlier. Choetech, however, does not disappoint: it reaches values that are close to the limits of Gigabit Ethernet. I observed 926 Mb/s in download and 939 Mb/s in upload (note that 945 is the actual limit).
2. This is the same iperf3 test, but at the same time I was transferring one file of 1 GB from an external HDD connected to the hub to the computer's SSD. USB transfers were pristine: my drive can reach 115 MB/s read speed, and that has always been delivered. During this test there some slowdowns occurred: ethernet download dropped from 926 Mb/s to 886 Mb/s, whilst upload remained pristine to 936 Mb/s. This particular case is just a test to show the hub's limits and it's quite hard to apply in a real usage.
Screenshots of the tests are attached.
Considering the price of this hub, you cannot ask for more: it's well built and has very good performance. Recommended!
I have a 16 inch MacBook Pro that for too long has been reliant on external hard drives for data storage, meaning it's constantly bound to a desk by cables. I eventually bought a Synology NAS to act as centralised file storage, and needed to transfer the data from my external drives over to the NAS. I began doing so over wifi, but quickly realised that wifi speeds aren't exactly blistering even with a high end router. The single time machine backup of the MacBook itself, a little over a terabyte, was scheduled to take over 5 days to complete.
To cut to the chase I started looking for an ethernet adapter so I could make the initial transfers in hours and not days. Thought they were quite overpriced until I found this, which has the advantage of a few extra USB 3 ports and a gigabit ethernet adapter which is exactly what I wanted.
I plugged it in and it was recognised immediately by macOS and connected straight away. The speeds are now sufficient to saturate the network, achieving over 100 megabytes per second in both reading and writing to the NAS. Now I can actually use the NAS as I had hoped, accessing files over WiFi when the MacBook is used off the desk with the option of plugging in when I want the speed. It's actually faster than the Western Digital My Passport USB hard drives which average about 70MB/S read and write.
To top it off it's small enough that it can be taken on the road with the MacBook, with the benefit of ethernet and USB all in a single adapter. COuldn't be happier with it and will buy a couple more to keep around just in case.
I bought this product for two reasons - the first was to add a second RJ45 ethernet socket to my laptop without blocking up a USB port, and secondly to add ethernet to my phone.
I've been doing a lot of work on my home network and this has allowed me to test transfer speeds using my phone avoiding wifi. I plug in the USBC, android detects it as Ethernet and I'm immediately connected - just what I needed.
As the device has 3 USB sockets it gives me the ability to connect up my SD card reader, flash drives and charge other gadgets when it is hooked up to my laptop - really versatile.
I chose this one by Choetech as I trust the brand - I bought a batch of wireless charging pads from them years ago and they are still going strong, so I wasn't surprised to find this device to be of similar quality.
This is my second Choetech product. Can’t fault the quality.
Some adapters say they are 1000Mb aka 1Gb but end up being only 100Mb. This is definitely 1Gb. Even works on iPad Pro with USB-C. I’m going to see if I can get a USB-C female to Lightning adapter and I’ll check it on other lightning Apple devices.
Also tested daisy-chained to another USB-C hub device and it was fine.
Product suggestion: If they could add a USB-C PD/data port to replace one of the USB-A ports then it would be brilliant. I always think that adapter/hubs should come with a port to replace the one you just filled with it.
I've used this adapter nearly every day since I received it around the end of August this year. For nearly 3 and a half months it worked perfectly— fast transfer speeds, even when simultaneously copying from multiple external drives connected through it, stable internet; it just worked... Until today. I opened up my laptop and, much to my surprise, no internet, no audio interface detected, no external drive detected. Tried it on all four ports on my MacBook Pro... Nada. Even tried it in the back of my PC to no avail. Not sure what happened to it, as it showed no signs of slowing, so it's a great shame to suddenly turn.
Got a bunch of these to deploy in a professional environment using Surface GO 2's for warehousing and logistics. I specifically wanted something that didn't have anything that wasn't required - like HDMI, USB-C or SD reader, and with enough type A USB's for label printers and 2D scanner. Have't tested the ethernet yet, but I don't see there being any issues - pretty standard. I did have to buy USB-C extention cables for my installation as I wanted an elbowed connector to keep cables tidy, but it isn't required.
The usb hub is really small, you will always find a space for it in the bag with your laptop. Really useful as I have Dell XPS 13 so I have only 2 USB-C ports and almost every single gadget I have is USB 2 or 3. Using the RJ45 lan port the internet is faster or at least the same depending what your internet speed is at the moment but is also more reliable for those cases where even if disconnected for less than a second means starting over.
Great and nifty device for those who need more USB sockets which is quite common amongst top-end PC's and Mac's. It has a short cable so it won't take up any space on your desk, the design is sleek, lightweight, compact and feels sturdy enough to take accidental damage. Been using it non-stop since the moment I got it. It has an ethernet cable as well, however, in my instance I haven't had the need to use it. It works like a charm. Recommend.
I regularly stay in hotels, some of which have poor WiFi but good cable internet connection. One of my favourite laptops is my HP Spectre, but it does have one drawback, namely it has no RJ45 connection. This not only cures that issue, it also gives me a bunch of USB 3 connections. For my purposes, it is perfect.