2018 marks the year that Type-C became the big standard it promised it would be. With the iPad Pro adopting it, alongside the MacBook (and rumors that the iPhone would too), Type-C finally made its way across all dominant operating systems, from Windows, to Chrome OS, to Mac, to Android, and iOS. So if there’s a good time to start adopting Type-C (or USB-C), it’s right now.
The beauty of the Type-C standard is that its compact and universal. It’s present everywhere, and works everywhere, and pretty much does anything from power supply to data transfer, to even low-latency, high-quality image transfer. That’s where Nonda’s USB-C to HDMI Adapter comes in. Incredibly small (just about the size of a coin), the Nonda USB-C HDMI Adapter can be stashed anywhere, from pockets to compartments in your backpack, and can be pulled out at the right moment to convert your idle USB-C port into an HDMI input. The adapter comes with its own foldable cable, giving you the flexibility and freedom to connect your projector, display, or television to your iPad, MacBook, Windows laptop, or your Android phone. It supports playing 4K UHD videos at 60Hz with absolutely no flicker or lag, letting you take your portable devices and beam content from them onto larger, more immersive displays. Whether it’s an office presentation, a seminar, daily work that requires a large display, a movie-binge, sports-night, or the greatest game of Fortnite ever, the Nonda USB-C to HDMI Adapter has you sorted, giving your Type-C port the power and versatility it made so many promises of, and giving you the ability to take your portable devices and expand their screens tenfold!
With the way Apple’s developed an entire ecosystem around its products, making sure you buy all their offerings, instead of just one gadget out of their lineup, it’s honestly plain stupid that there’s little to no cross-compatibility. The MacBook uses a Type-C charger. The iPhone and iPad use lightning connectors, and they come with USB ports at the opposite end, so if you want to plug your iPhone into your MacBook (to charge them both together), you’ll either need a dongle or an entirely separate cable. Dumb, isn’t it? The iPhone charger doesn’t even charge the iPad properly because the tablet has a higher power requirement.
It’s a good thing that the PlugBug Duo is here to solve your problems. Built by the true geniuses at Twelve South, the Plug Bug Duo simply connects to your MacBook Charger, supplying power to it while also giving you two extra USB ports to plug other devices/cables into it. The red adapter is compliant with all MacBook chargers, and even works as a travel adapter, allowing you to use your MacBook charger with international sockets. It comes with 5 different snap-on plugins that let you plug your MacBook into any international socket you may be subjected to.
Besides giving your MacBook charger international compatibility, the PlugBug Duo’s two USBs are heaven sent, since they let you run your MacBook as well as power your iPhone and iPad simultaneously. The USB ports provide the full 2.1 amps and 10W of power needed to supercharge your iPad too, letting you effectively charge three devices together, internationally, using just one power outlet! I’d choose that bit of innovation over flipping ARKit 2 any day of the week.
Designer: Twelve South