Handy USB-C Hub for Surface Book 2

I recently wrote about the video connections that I use with my Surface Book 2, and this included the almost impossible connection with my Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset. Well, I now have a neat solution provided by uniAccessories , from whom I have purchased a handy little hub via their kickstarter. This rugged, but small, USB-C 6-in-1 hub allows me to connect the USB 3.0 and HDMI cables to the single USB-C port on my  Surface Book 2.

This is actually 6-in-1 hub, so I get even more than my original needs! This is the full spec:

  • SD: UHS-1, speed up to 104MB/s
  • MicroSD: UHS-1, speed up to 104MB/s
  • USB3.0: Data transfer speed up to 5Gbps; Charging up to 5V@0.9A
  • USB2.0: Data transfer speed up to 480Mbps; Charging up to 5V@0.9A
  • USB-C: Power Delivery, up to 100W(note: data transfer not supported)
  • HDMI: Resolution up to 4K@30Hz

This hub is certainly going to be very useful!

My #SurfaceBook 2 video connections

I was tidying up my office recently, and came across an old magazine cover that I was on back in 1992. In those days, I was a consultant for a company called Isicad, and I am working on a £30,000+ Unix workstation. I have a small monitor for the Unify database on the left, and a large CRT monitor the CAD system, and a tablet with a stylus for interaction with the drawing. I also had more hair than I do now, which probably started going when I turned up to do some demos in Milan on a workstation that was supplied by the German arm of the company … only they didn’t leave a built one … just loads of boxes with parts, and that also included the circuit boards! I had to build it afresh whilst being instructed over the phone, and with my foot firmly hooked around the radiator because I didn’t have an earthing strap! Well, that picture started me thinking about my current workstation, which is a £3,000 Microsoft Surface Book 2, and how I have to connect to video displays nowadays!

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