This THE most stylish, yet reliable, solution to your MacBook Pro 2016. I have tried several USB hubs and adaptors and they were either unreliable (e.g. bends easily, connection problems, charging sparks...) or kills the asthetics of the form factor of the macbook pro (e.g. non-matching color, excessively protruded, dangling cable, just ugly design...) This simple small stick, which is the size of a lighter or a pack of chewing gums, solves both things at once. And it does its job almost perfectly.
Important: You must remove any case cover before using this as it needs to be seated flush for it to work successfully since it's designed for the MacBook Pro 2016 model with the double USB C side ports. If you are using a case you will possibly need to cut and customize the bottom case to allow the hub to seat flush against the MacBook Pro body. Pros: Impressive slim portable design and confirmed tested at 4K 60hz (used an Anker 60hz capable HDMI USB C cable) and it looks very good. Mirroring displays actually resizes your MacBook Pro's display to 4K...very interesting. Cons: does not seat flush when using a bottom case, but that's not necessarily a true con as it performs functionally as intended. Still deserves 5 stars for the short time I've own it. I will follow up in a few months from now of reliability and performance.
Impressive slim portable design and confirmed tested at 4K 60hz (used an Anker 60hz capable HDMI USB C cable) and it looks very good. Mirroring displays actually resizes your MacBook Pro's display to 4K...very interesting.
Wow, this is awesome. It brings functionality back to the MacBook. I do not use this every day as some people do. However, everytime that I have needed it there was no other option. It fits perfectly snug against the MacBook. It is just about the same color as the MacBook. This dongle looks like it belongs to the MacBook, like something Apple gave us to get used to the transition to almost no inputs. I have tried to move on from all the ports of my previous laptop. As I truly believe this is the way of the future. Unfortunately, though, it is not the way of the present, and we need something to help us transition this period. The thing is that this provides all the functionality that I might need on any given day. I have not noticed any performance problems. Speeds seem realistic. I have tried other dongles similar to this and noticed the performance seemed to slow down, so I was glad to find one that I can deal with.
Amazing product. I was so concerned when I got my new donglebook pro about all of the adapters I would have to carry with me. This slick all-in-one device solved all of my problems in an elegant solution. Every single port that apple removed for no good reason has been added back in a package that is ridiculously small. I love how it can be fliped around to be used in any configuration on the left or right side and it is so small i forgot it had it in my pocket. it's crazy.
Very convenient to have the "extra" ports that Apple no longer includes. More than convenient. Essential. Small and easy to transport in your "dongles" bag that one must carry with a Mac. Works well. One issue ... external drives spontaneously disconnect while the system is in use. Sometimes happens 2 or 3 times during the work day. Other days, not at all. Why the difference? Can't determine. So, why did I still give it 5 stars? Perhaps this is a unit failure, and not a design failure? That can happen to any piece of sophisticated electronics. What really makes a difference is how the company responds when you let them know. Had intended to make contact with them for about 4 months. Busy life. Late in the 12th month of a 1 year warranty period, I made contact. The response was rapid and was basically "Sorry. We'll send a new one". That is an outstanding response to a customer problem, and worthy of a 5 star rating, and is a respose that I truly appreciate. I'll try the new unit and see if the HD spontaneous disconnects abate.
I am thoroughly impressed with the Dealux response to the issue I identified. They offered to send a new unit, and did. Then, and engaged with questions about the device is used. Asked for additional details about devices, connections, etc, trying to understand the nature of the problems. So, the new unit will soon be used. And, with the new unit, there was even a hand-written note from the founder. He apologized for the issues and provided his personal email in pursuit of resolving the issues. This likely the highest quality support I have ever enjoyed.
The new MacStick is great. All the ports work. I have been testing it for the past 24 hours and device is exactly as advertised. SD downloads are quick, all the older drives work via the older USB ports, and the charger port is fine. The USB ports for older devices are snug, so I have to be careful to not pull out the entire device when disconnecting, but I would much rather have that situation than ports that don't hold the connector. I am glad I started with company to resolve the problems. They were prompt, responsive, and the follow-up has been great. I couldn't ask for better service. I really like that fact that the MacStick gives me the flexibility needed without having to worry about dongles all over the place. I can use this on the plane and train making the MacPro just like my older laptops that came with the needed ports. Thank you Dealux -- great product and superb service.