Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: USB C Laptop Docking Station-YXwin 11 in 1 USB C Hub Triple Display for Multiple devices/4K HDMI/VGA/4USB/100W Ethernet Port/SD&TF Card/Compatible for Type C Laptops MacBook ChromeBook MateBook
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I own a USB-to-RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet adapter that also has three USB 3.0 ports and have been very happy with it. I also have a USB-to-HDMI/DVI/VGA adapter AND another adapter for reading SD cards. All three have been working very well, but carrying three adapters around has become a bit cumbersome. I decided to replace them all with a single hub that has all the functionality plus more. I was surprised by how well this YXwin hub worked, especially in regards to performance.
PROS - Gigabit Ethernet - USB-C Power Delivery (PD) port, providing up to 100W and Fast Charge - 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0 - 2 HDMI with up to 4K resolution. This allows you to project your laptop/computer to multiple displays - VGA (to connect to older displays, such as projectors) --- Supports 1080p natively - SD card AND microSD card readers - Windows discovered adapter quickly - Solid build - Large number of connectivity options
CONS - The high number of connectivity options also makes this a bit bulkier for travel - Can get quite warm when a large number of devices are connected - Should include 4 USB 3.0 ports instead of 2
NOTE ON MACS If you have a MacBook, the manual states to do this the first time you use the ethernet/network port: - System Preferences > Network > click on "+" to create a new service - Select USB/10/100/1000 LAN > Create > Application ("click on the application showing usb 10/100/1000 lan green". I don't know what the manual means by that.)
It works as expected, and I'm quite happy with it. Most of all -- I no longer have to carry multiple, separate adapters. The two HDMI and single VGA outputs are welcome additions to extend the laptop/PC to up to 3 displays.
This is a great product. I have used other hubs, but this one provided me with the connection to my Win 10 laptop through the USB-C port. Now I can connect two monitors, Ethernet and other devices all by just plugging into one port. So NICE! I would recommend this over the others and the price is great as well.
The Good: Supports triple display via mirror/extend/video wall modes Solid build using aluminum casing which helps dissipate heat better Crisp and clear 3840x2160 4K@30Hz 100W max Power Delivery Pass-through Charging 20V/5a Multiple USB ports for many peripherals Two HDMI and single VGA
The Bad: Builds up heat as you use up multiple peripherals, but this is normal for many docks No DisplayPorts Could us a small pouch for carry.
The Overall: Its pretty crazy how much more productive you can be while leveraging 3 monitors. I was a bit skeptical at first, but that rapidly subsided once I had everything hooked up accordingly. I'm liking this hub for working at home, traveling to keep the kids busy, etc. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
I recently purchased an HP 2n1 Folio laptop and as many of you know these newer "thin" laptops now sport these USB "C" ports. Great concept, easy to use, but obviously can initially be a bit of a nightmare/shock when you realize all/most of your old peripherals are stuck in the past with the older USB 2.0/3.0 style.
In steps the YXWin 11 in 1 USB Type C Adapter.
So far this has been a great little "GOT TO HAVE" item.
My first comment about the YXWin; compared to my HP adapter the YXWin offers a LOT more versatility - I literally can hook up 95% of my older peripherals to this adapter and they all work!!
So lets talk briefly about all the options:-)
The YXWin gives you four (4) USB ports to connect to; 2 which are USB 2.0 and 2 which are USB 3.0. I'm not a Tech guy so I can't quote you download/upload rates, but suffice it to say when I connect a thumb drive or my WD passport up to the 2.0 port I do notice a difference in accessing speed vs. when I hook the same device up to the 3.0 port. 2.0 is definitely slower. On that note, I've noticed that my Samsung Galaxy Tab A will actually display a message telling me to use a more powerful port when connected to the 2.0 port (it says charging is slower). When connected to the 3.0 port I do not receive that message.
I like how the YXWin has two (2) ports for connecting memory cards:-) I can connect both a microSD card as well as a normal size SD card. Since I travel quite a bit I also like the fact that there is an actual Ethernet port that I can plug a hard line into when accessing hotel networks (yes, there are many overseas hotels I've checked in to where the WiFi speed and accessibility were pretty atrocious:-(
There's two(2) HDMI and one(1) VGA port. I love using a monitor or hotel room TV as my monitor so to me that's a great handy feature.
And lastly there's a USB C port that allows me to use this adapter to access ALL those different functions while STILL being able to charge my laptop. Yep, you read that right. I initially lose one of my built in USB C ports on my laptop to plug in this adapter, but the YXWin gives it back to me so that not only can I still charge and run my laptop off A/c but use all the extra ports as well!!! Talk about a bonus:-)
I do wish the cord were a bit longer, as it is from the base to the tip of the connector it only measures 5 1/2". In comparison my HP adapter cord is 15" long. The HP adapter also has a rubberized bottom making it less likely to slip off surfaces.
I'll definitely be updating in a few months to give any more insight gained from continuous use of the product and to discuss it's longevity. It is a little more pricey than other comparable USB C adapters. , but, with all the features, If it's still up and running a year from now I will have EASILY gotten my money's worth from it:-)
This is a very complete extension which has multiple ports, two different types of USB (2.0 and 3.0), SD slot and micro SD slot. All ports are very fast and transmit data quickly. All ports are very responsive. There are HDMI, regular VGA, DP and LAN connections.
The only downside is if your computer does not have a USB C connection plug, (an older model) you will need to buy an adapter. Ironically, the older your computer is, the more likely you will need to use one of these.
After using multiple similar USB hubs and extensions, over the years and had many poor experiences, this was a pleasure to use.
This adapter/dock works flawlessly! I have a brand specific dock at work and am always having trouble with it. I bought this one for home and regularly swap between my laptop and my work laptop without any issues at all. I was concerned I would need to use additional power with it based on the description, (and the fact that it doesn't come with a power adapter) but everything works fantastic as is and I couldn't be more happy with it! This works fantastic for travel, using Samsung Dex with a TV as well.
I am currently using 2 monitors plugged into the HDMI ports, 3 external drives a web camera and often one or both of the SD/MicroSD card slots all at the same time. It does heat up slightly, with use, but nothing that causes concern.
My only issue is the short USB C cable from it. I would prefer to have it out of the way instead of bringing all of the cables to the middle of my desk. So I did buy a USB C extension to pair with it. I couldn't be more delighted with my setup now! I highly recommended this product.
There was no issue with plugging in the cable one way or another as mentioned in other posts and the description. Both directions worked flawlessly for me.
Extension cable I ordered https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071DMMW4J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This USB-C hub is exactly what I needed at home to supplement my Dell Precision 7530 laptop. This laptop has very few ports and it has been a struggle for me lately. At work I use the same laptop with its own docking station. That dock proved to be horrible despite it sky-high price tag. This USB-C hub is so simple to use, does not require any installation, pure plug and play. I do not pretend to be a computer guru and I may have overlooked a few things, but this hub is a pleasure to use. So far I have tried USB, VGA and HDMI ports simultaneously and everything worked without any problems. That is certainly not the case with the Dell docking station. The only thing I wish could be improved is the short USB-C cable. It is only 5” long, it would be nice to have 20” of cable. This hub came with a very short paper manual and much more comprehensive video on the USB stick. The problem with that USB stick – it is hidden inside the credit card sized piece of plastic without any hint what’s inside and how to open it. I almost broke it trying to get it open. The secret is – the stick has a pin, around which it can be rotated open. The pin is right at the slot location. Note for the manufacturer – if you think it is smart and funny, think again. This whole thing just made me angry.
While this hub is fairly thick and bulky compared to many others, it really incorporates every feature into just 1 device, making it very easy to use and convenient to travel with. I got this one because it has an Ethernet port, which many others do not. This alone makes it necessary to be quite a bit thicker, but it’s an essential port for me so I’m okay with it. The additional thickness also makes it so there’s room for a VGA port, which I think is pretty outdated and would serve much better as an HDMI or DP, but I suppose it’s nice to have for people who might use it. I personally just use the two HDMI ports, SD card slot, 2 USB 3.0 ports, ethernet port and charging port. One thing to note is that everything seems to function much better with your laptop charging cable plugged into this rather than directly to your computer, as it seems to provide some of the power to the ports as well, resulting in faster connectivity to USB devices as well as the displays turning on faster when the laptop lid is opened.
Update: This usb-c dock originally impressed me. They were very light and worked seemlessly. But after 3 weeks, it started acting up and broke. My screen kept flickering and at a point, it gets very annoying. I'm updating my review because I do not want anyone else to have to experience this problem. This product got very hot. I finally was able to try the ethernet port and it does not work at all. I do not recommend.
03/06/2020 Update: Data transfer crashes time to time when transferring from one Hard disk to another hard disk. Heat up quickly after it starts not responding. I ended up returning this device.
Pros: - High Speed ethernet for internet - Not bulky and easy to use
Cons: - No power adapter included. Although it is fine for me as I have usb C power adpater. Some may not have USB C power adapter - You need additional USB C female to USB adapter to use it on regular USB if all of your PC does not have USB C. - Heats up quickly