EgoIggo GN30E 8 in 1 Type-C Hub

This is a well made and professional level product well that matches nicely with the new 2016 MacBook Pro revision. At the current price of £79.99, reduced we are told from a ludicrous £159.99, it is certainly priced at Apple levels.

In the plain box along with the hub itself was just a well printed and easy to read User Guide, which I reproduce at the end of my unboxing video.

Build quality seems excellent and the 163gm aluminium body is so light I thought at first it was made of plastic but a quick examination showed this was not the case. It has the following ports: thre USB 3, one USB-C, Ethernet, HDMI, SD card, micro-SD card. I was pleased to see that the Ethernet connection is for a high speed Gigabit LAN and that it has a USB-C output so other devices can be piggy backed. The power in cable is hardwired and so should disaster strike the cable then the device itself will be for the bin. It is a pity a detachable USB-C cable could not be used in place of it.

It was disappointing to see that the maximum power output from the USB 3 hubs is just 2A and there is no indication that higher power is available from the USB-C port so charging an external phone may be just at normal rates.

This is an excellent quality, highly versatile hub that would be a welcome addition to any new MacBook or MacBook Pro user or indeed any device supporting the new USB-C port. The price is by no means cheap but hopefully this may come down with time,

The Good
Good build quality
USB 3 support
Gigabit LAN port
Carry bag

The Bad
Hard wired input cable
2A maximum power output

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