Modern MacBook Pro is everything except ports. Two USB-C ports are hardly enough for what the MacBook Pro is marketed to do: creative works. Creative works demand ports for hooking up an external display, card readers, or imaging devices, and you will also need a hell lot of storage space. This is where INVZI MagHub Pop Up SSD USB-C Hub may be able to help and doing good while doing so.

INVZI MagHub Pop Up SSD USB-C Hub Kickstarter

With the INVZI MagHub Pop Up SSD USB-C Hub, it basically brings you back to the good’ol days of ports galore, plus a little something extra. It is designed to stick under and to the rear of the MacBook Pro.

In order to achieve a seamless look with the MacBook, INVZI MagHub features a similar, premium aluminum construction.

The INVZI MagHub has a power on/off switch for turning it on/off, along with a host of I/Os. And I do mean a host of I/Os. These I/Os include a 100W PD charging port (USB-C), a pair of USB C (a 3.2 Gen 2 and a 3.1 Gen 1), a DisplayPort that outputs 4K images at 60 Hz, two HDMI ports (also fully support 4K@60Hz), a Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ45), two USB-A ports (a 3.2 Gen 2 and a 3.1 Gen 1), and an SD/microSD card reader.

INVZI MagHub Pop Up SSD USB-C Hub Kickstarter

Remember the aforementioned “a little something extra?” Well, that would be a pop-up SSD enclosure that adds up to 4 TB (M.2 NVMe) of storage to your MacBook Pro. The SSD enclosure can be used independently of the INVZI MagHub, btw.

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Interestingly, the device is not designed to permanently adhere to your laptop; it is removable – thanks to the magnetic PU tape you will apply to the base of your laptop. In this way, the INVZI MagHub can serve as a dock and be left behind when you are on the go to minimize your baggage.

Looking at how I am always in need of ports, I am sold by the idea. And if you are too, then you may want to consider picking up the INVZI MagHub by pledging for a product on Kickstarter.

INVZI MagHub Pop Up SSD USB-C Hub Kickstarter

But be warned that it does not come cheap. Expect to plonk down US$139 at the minimum for the INVZI MagHub and another US$119 or more for 1x 1 TB SSD M.2 NVMe. We will let you be the judge of whether or not it is worth the dough. Not going to lie, the pop-up SSD is what gets me because I use iMovie a lot and it will be nice if I could expand the storage without taking up valuable desktop real estate.

All images courtesy of INVZI.

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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