Strong, efficient accessories for USB-C compatible devices.
Over the years I’ve been collecting a variety of adapters and cables to make sure that I am prepared for every situation. One of the adapters that I’ve gotten the most use out of is a multi-port hub. Those adapters provide users with the opportunity to create a real portable workstation. I also really like having long, durable cables. So thankfully, the company EZQuest designs premium digital accessories like hubs and cables that fill that niche for adapter collectors like me.
USB-C Gen 2 Hub Adapter 7-Ports
The EZQuest USB-C Gen 2 Hub has 7 ports on it – 4 USB-C ports and 3 USB-A ports. The hub utilizes the latest USB-C power delivery version (3.0) and includes pass-thru charging (up to 100W). All the ports have the ability to charge, sync, or transfer data. The hub also features a 9-inch nylon braided cable that allows the hub to lay flat on a surface while it’s connected to any compatible device. The hub is compatible with all Apple products with USB-C along with any other computers with USB-C Ports. It is Thunderbolt 3/4 compatible (according to the website specs) and it minimizes EM interference with a precision-engineered anodized aluminum design.
- Input: USB-C / USB Type-C
- 3X USB-C Gen-2 10Gbs Ports
- USB-C 5V/3A for charging if PD is connected if not 5V/1A
- 1X 100 Watts USB-C with Power Delivery 3.0/5Gbs Data
- 3X USB 3.0 5Gbs Ports
- USB-A 5V/0.9A for charging
- Shared total charging for this hub is 15-18 Watts
- Thunderbolt 3/4 Compatible
- Cable Length: 220 mm
- Cable Color and Material: Black Nylon Braided
- Dimension: L 222mm X W 40mm X H 13mm
- Power: To support full-speed charging for iPad Pro or other mobile devices, please make sure your power adapter is at least 15V (45W). Power adapter less than 45W will not supply enough power to provide pass through charging.
- The USB-C Ports are not for Video
- One (1) year limited warranty
I’ve used hubs like this before, but it’s been more of a multi-port, mobile workstation solution. This hub only has two interface options – USB-C and USB-A. When I originally took the hub out of the box, I was surprised, but I quickly realized how helpful something like that can be. This type of hub makes it possible to connect many different peripheral devices to a MacBook Air quickly and efficiently. I also really like that the hub has a braided cable as its connection method. Many of the hubs I have simply have a silicone-covered connector cable and those get stiff and make it hard for the hub to lay flat. The EZQuest hub’s braided cable is much more functional in my opinion and it tucks away nicely when not in use.
DuraGuard USB-C to USB-C Charge and Sync Cable
The DuraGuard USB-C to USB-C cable is made with a Kevlar core, nylon braided outer sheath, strain relief, and strong aluminum connector housings. The charge and sync cable is designed to be tough and is engineered for extreme durability. It’s been tested and withstands any twist, tug, or tangle with 50,000 bends. The cable is also designed with an E-Mark (electronically marked) chipset technology with power delivery (PD) at maximum rates. The cable provides up to 100W of power transmission (when connected to an appropriate power adapter). The cable is also made with USB-IF components for flawless compatibility with all USB-C devices. The cable has high-speed data transfer capabilities and can transfer at speeds up to 480Mb/s. It’s available in 1.2 and 2.2-meter lengths.
- Input: USB-C
- Output: USB-C 100Watts/480Mbps transfer speed
- Color: Space Gray Aluminum Housing with Black Nylon Braided Cable
- Two (2) year warranty
The DuraGuard cable is just about anything you could want in a cable. I have the 2.2-meter version and it’s very impressive. I’ve moved away from using the Apple cables when I go on trips – or need to charge my devices anywhere except at home – because they tend to be quite frail. They are thin and just don’t stand up to daily abuse. Braided cables, like this one, are much better suited to daily use and that’s why I like them. One of the features that make the EZQuest DuraGuard cable stand out is its ability to charge up to 100W. I was very happy to see that because it meant I wouldn’t have to carry a separate cable for my 16-inch MacBook Pro. This is the one USB-C cable I would need.
I really enjoy having both the USB-C Gen 2 Hub Adapter and the DuraGuard USB-C to USB-C cable in my toolkit. They are strong capable accessories and they work really well. This is my first foray into the EZQuest products, but so far, I really like them and I look forward to trying more of them in the future.