HyperDrive Aims to Be the Best Possible Dongle for Your Latest MacBook Pro


Let’s be honest, as great as the MacBook Pro is, it is not without its gripes. With users complaining about terrible battery life, to being forced to purchase dongles, not to mention the GPU distortion mess that a major number of customers have noticed and experienced, the MacBook Pro has received the wrong kind of attention. While purchasing a boatload of dongles is going to drive you crazy, HyperDrive aims to simplify this solution for you, with the latest dongle designed for these notebooks.

HyperDrive Utilizes Two Type-C USB Ports But Gives You a Lot of Outputs in Return

The creation of HyperDrive would not have been possible without platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter and through a crowdfunding campaign, the dongle aims to improve your experience on the new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. The HyperDrive utilizes two Type-C USB ports, but in return, gives you the following:

  • One HDMI output (1080p up to 60FPS and 4K up to 30FPS)
  • One Thunderbolt 3 port (using the Type-C USB interface, it allows users to connect up to two 5K monitors and delivers power up to 100 watts with 10Gb/s speed)
  • One USB-C port (speed up to 5Gb/s)
  • One SD card slot
  • One microSD card slot
  • Two USB 3.0 ports (speeds up to 5Gb/s)

Since it is compatible with both the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar and Touch ID, purchasing two of these dongles will give you a whole lot of expansion opportunities. However, the dongle will set you back by a $100 bill, but the company is giving the HyperDrive for $70 for early backers, and according to them, it will be ready to begin shipping in February 2017.

While it is a fairly decent dongle for the price especially if you’re going to shell out a ton of funds on the new MacBook Pro family, keep in mind that risks associated with giving funds to such campaigns. You’ve all heard about manufacturers and companies extending the shipping date to their customers as well as not fulfilling their end of the deal at all, so know what you are getting yourself into. Do you think this dongle is ideal for the price and expansion possibilities for the new MacBook Pro? Tell us your thoughts right away.