Satechi already makes several USB-C hubs and adapters for Apple products like the MacBook Pro, including adapters that sit flush against the side. Well, now the company has announced a new Aluminum USB-C Mobile Pro Hub designed to be compatible with the recently announced iPad Pro, which replaces the regular Lightning port with a USB-C port.
While the new iPad Pro does have that USB-C port, it won’t immediately be compatible with all USB-C devices. That’s why it’s great to know out the gate that this adapter will work. Not only that, but it allows you to unlock a lot of functionality using that port that previous iPad tablets never had. The four new expansion ports include 4K HDMI, another USB-C port with Power Delivery, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an extra USB 3.0 port.
The USB-C port can be used to keep your iPad Pro powered up or to power up a different device altogether when you aren’t near an outlet. And, hey, who doesn’t miss that headphone jack? Dust off your favorite wired headphones and use them once again. The extra USB port will let you access regular USB-A devices or connect something like a USB keyboard.
This article was originally posted on iMore