Satechi Pro Hub Mini REVIEW Tiny Yet Powerful For Your M1 Mac — MacSources

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8 min readFeb 7, 2022

A Pint-Sized Hub designed to enhance your MacBook productivity.

Over the past week, approximately 100 million people were affected by the Winter storm Landon, with a few sources reporting that more than 300,000 were without power. My family and I were lucky to maintain power throughout the Winter Storm, but we did not escape the poor roads. Due to the snow, sleet, and freezing rain, my office closed for business on Thursday, 2/3/22, and Friday, 2/4/22. Completing needed tasks proved to be more difficult without my in-office dual-screen monitors, mouse, and keyboard setup. Thanks to hubs/adapters from companies like Satechi, I improved upon my situation; I was able to approximate my in-office desktop setup with my MacBook Pro.

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The Satechi USB-C Pro HUB MINI arrived in a visually appealing, light gray colored, 3 1/8 inches wide by 7 1/8 inches tall by 13/16 inches thick hanging-style retail package. The company name was printed along the top left in black/orange font, and the USB-C PRO HUB Mini adapter name was listed at the bottom left edge of the cover. Along the upper right quadrant, the company provided a bright-orange rectangle with USB4/USB-C Data/USB-A 3.2/Ethernet/3.5mm Audio Jack. Despite the eye-catching bright color against the gray background, the main focal point of the cover was the slightly raised, 1 5/8 inches wide by 4 5/8 inches tall, glossy image of the Pro Hub Mini. The image benefited from the age-old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words by directly showcasing two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, and an Ethernet port. I liked the appearance of the machined/beveled edges, the metallic gray shimmering surface, and the promise of improved productivity.

Like the cover panel, each side panel listed the SATECHI name in black/orange font. The only difference was that the right-side panel had a small silver circle denoting the product color. The top panel was left unadorned, while the bottom panel provided the ST-UCPHMIM model number, product manufacturing labels, an SKU barcode, and copyright information. The rear panel did an excellent job describing the Mini Hub features but was a bit busier than the cover. The company name was listed along the top left, the address and email (www.satechi.net) was recorded along the top right, and four product feature icons were listed along the mid to lower section of the…

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