Don’t like to talk about Kickstarter because you never know if it will happen or not. However the HyperDrive is just too good of an idea to not share. The 2016 MacBook Pro packs a lot but is also missing a lot as well. Apple may have been brave to get rid of the headphone jack it was stupid to remove so many ports from the new MacBooks. It forces you to either have to get dongles for everything or just learn to live without. If you are using the overpriced MacBook for just going on the internet you can stop reading right now.
However if you are are a person that is actually a pro using a MacBook Pro. You should look into getting a compact USB-C hub of some sort. There are a few out there. Size is an issue. The Kickstarter project HyperDrive might be just the thing you need. The HyperDrive is a Thunderbolt 3-enabled hub. MacBook Pro connects to two of the machine’s USB-C ports simultaneously. The HyperDrive packs two USB-A ports for USB 3.0 connectivity, an SD Card and microSD card reader, HDMI output, a Thunderbolt 3 port and a USB-C (gen 1) port. It’s not all gravy though. You’re sacrificing one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports. It will be reduced to a USB 3.1 gen 1 port. The USB 3.1 port is limited to 5Gbps, which is a far cry from Thunderbolt 3’s 40Gbps. I think it will be well worth it. At the time of this post the project had raised $50,599 out of it $100,000 goal.