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AUKEY Multiport USB-C adapter and 5W wireless charger hands-on: Reasonably priced accessories to enhance your mobile experience

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Devices today come with minimal ports for connecting peripherals. Many smartphones today have the ability to charge wirelessly, even including Apple's latest iPhones. AUKEY sent along a couple of products to help me with both of these functions and I even have them connected for a complete experience.

AUKEY Multiport USB-C adapter (CB-C55)

One reason I chose to stick with a Google Pixelbook instead of an Apple iPad Pro was the ability to easily connect an external monitor for a dual-screen setup. A couple of years ago I started using two displays for work and there is no way I can go back to a single display and maintain my same level of productivity.

I love the Google Pixelbook and use it as my primary home office computer, but it just has two USB-C ports and no storage card slots. The AUKEY Multiport USB-C adapter[1] provides two USB-A 3.0 ports, a USB-C male cable, an HDMI port, a VGA port, an ethernet port, a Secure Digital (SD) card slot, and a microSD card slot in a single compact package.

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Power is supplied to the USB hub via a USB-C port on one end. Below this port is a six inch cable with a male USB-C end that can be used to power the device it is connected to. I have the multiport hub connected to its power source and then the six inch cable plugged into my Pixelbook in order to keep my Pixelbook powerd up.

On the opposite side of the hub you will find VGA and HDMI ports. I connect my Dell touchscreen monitor via HDMI and on the other side I have the USB cable that is part of the monitor in order to extend the touchscreen

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