Many modern laptops, especially the super-slim take-everywhere variety, only have one or two USB-C ports which means you have a problem when you want to connect a storage drive or card reader while charging your laptop. The solution is to use a USB hub like the Alxum 8-in-1 USB C Hub.
As you might guess from the name, the Alxum 8-in-1 USB C Hub has 8 ports which can be connected via a single USB-C port on the laptop. The most useful of these are likely to be the two USB 3.0 Type A ports for connecting things like a hard drive or card reader, the HDMI connection for linking to a projector or other computer when making a presentation, and the USB-C connection that can be used to charge the laptop while you work.
The HDMI connection can support 4K (3840×2160) video at 30Hz and the USB-A ports have transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbps.
In addition, photographers will appreciate the inclusion of an SD card slot – Alxum refers to this as a micro SD card slot on its website, but it’s an SD card slot.
There’s also a 3.5mm jack for connecting headphones and an ethernet port to enable an internet connection where there’s a convenient hub but a poor Wi-Fi signal, plus a VGA connection for hooking up to older monitors and projectors.
The VGA and HDMI connections can be used simultaneously to a maximum resolution of 1080P at 60Hz.