I’ve been carrying an Anker hub for some time now. I’ve had the Premium 7-in-1 USB-C hub for what feels like forever, and it’s followed me on my travels, from hotel rooms to yurts. At under $30, it’s an excellent bit of kit.
But I now have a new favorite.
The Anker PowerExpand+ 11-in-1 USB-C hub. And this one has a feature that the old hub didn’t have, and I was missing it.
- USB-C Power Delivery input port
- HDMI port
- USB-C data port
- 3x USB-A ports
- 1Gbps Ethernet port
- AUX port
- SD card slot
- microSD card slot
- Pass-through charging supporting up to 100W
The PowerExpand+ 11-in-1 is a little bit bigger and a little bit heavier than the older Premium 7-in-1 hub, but it does add two very useful features — an Ethernet port (something I’ve been missing a lot), and an auxiliary headphones port.
I’m also enjoying the full 100W pass-through charging support, which means that I can charge my MacBook Pro at full speed through the hub.
The cord is Kevlar-weave coated and features a fixed high-quality USB-C connector. It’s all high-quality components, everything that I’ve come to expect from Anker.
As to display support, the hub supports single displays up to 4K@60Hz, and dual displays to 2K@60Hz.
Priced at $79.99, it’s a bit more expensive than the smaller hub, but for those that want a portable hub that unlocks more features, it’s a great choice.