Kingston Nucleum USB-C hub review

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Think about those who buys an Apple Macbook and get only two small USB-C connections. Thankfully, Kingston has come up with something that takes up one of the ports, a USB-C 7-in-1 hub that allows the owner to do everything from use their favorite monitor and mouse to a favorite keyboard and more.

Kingston’s Nucleum allow you to connect 7 devices at the same time. The device is covered in polished aluminum which looks premium and goes nicely with most Macbook. This USB-C hub consist of two USB-C ports, two USB 3.1 connections, and a 4K HDMI port which can come in really handy when working with a monitor or, in our case, a TV.

The last two connections are pretty important: Both microSD and SDHC card reader slots. Which is very helpful at the time of travel and allows you to take tons of pictures and video. All of the adapters that let me plug the microSD or SDHC cards into my computer simply have not worked. As a result, our nice expensive camera and video camera tend to just sit in a bag while we use our phones to take pictures. This unit functioned exactly as promised, however, and the transfer rate was exceptional – offloading memory cards full of images took mere moments.

A couple other cool features of the Kingston Nucleum  is that you can have every device connection used all at the same time! So maybe you have things plugged into all of the connections except one USB 3.1, you can still plug into that and charge your phone or a portable battery bank.

You can probably buy an adapter that does many of the things the Kingston Nucleum can do for cheaper, but odds are you won’t get the high standards of quality we have come to expect with the Kingston name and it will probably look cheaper as well whereas the brushed finish does add a lot to the look. It also means playing roulette with the card readers.

Verdict:

I would like to give Four Stars to this Kingston USB-C HUB because of its quality and Premiumness. And, why not full 5 Star because of its price. Also, if you are planing to buy a USB hub for your macbook so this is the one, believe me you won’t regret.


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Vineet Srivastav is the founder of Vineet Geek. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.


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