Minimalism is slowing creeping into consumer gadgets. We are seeing fewer parts on smartphones, computers and other electronic devices. The best example of this trend is when Apple introduced a laptop that only has one port in it during the late 2010s.

However, fewer are not always good. Like the sole USB Type C found in most Macbooks nowadays, there is a clamor for more ports to support other devices. This is where USB hubs come in. These accessories allow for multiple connections when there's only one port available on your device -- so you can do more and achieve more.

 

1. Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub
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Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub is an Amazon's Choice product for USB port expander and it is easy to know why. This USB hub allows you to have greater flexibility over how you can stay connected. It extends the capability of your laptop by offering four extra USB 3.0 ports. These ports can be easily turned on and off with a dedicated switch for each one. On top of these, it's plug-and-play for easy use.

2. Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub
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Given that Anker is a trusted brand in tech, the Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Hu will surely meet your needs and expectations. This USB expansion hub comes with four USB ports capable of transferring data with a speed of up to 5Gbps. It comes with two feet of cable perfect for a work station setup.

3. QGeeM 7 in 1 Type C Hub
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QGeeM 7 in 1 Type C Hub is for those who need a hub that supports multiple kinds of devices. This USB expander does not only support USB 3.0 connections but also an HDMI cable so your laptop can be easily hooked up to smart TVs and other HDMI-capable devices. On top of its multifunctional ports, it is also widely compatible with most Macbooks, Surface and Chromebook devices.

4. ACHORO 7 Ports USB 3.0 High-Speed USB Hub
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Macbook owners should seriously consider the ACHORO 7 Ports USB 3.0 High-Speed USB Hub if they are looking to expand their USB slots. This one from ACHORO comes with seven additional ports for your Apple laptop that also comes with an LED indicator to easily pinpoint which port is currently being accessed. It is compatible with USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.0 devices. It also has a minimalist look it - a perfect partner to your Apple machine.

5. AmazonBasics 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub Tower with 5V/4A Power Adapter
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AmazonBasics 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub Tower with 5V/4A Power Adapter sets itself apart from its competitors because of its form - it is designed to resemble a mini-tower structure. With its large size, comes the power it holds. It can handle different devices with its seven USB 2.0 ports that are backward compatible with USB 1.1 devices. The right accessory for any workstation. 

6. atolla 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub
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atolla 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub not only provides additional ports for your laptop but can also double as a charging port for your tablets or smartphones. It provides a 2.4Amps charging power perfect for when you want to charge multiple products at once. This accessory is equipped with four USB 3.0 ports capable of transferring files to and from your laptop quickly and efficiently.

7. AUKEY USB Hub
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AUKEY USB Hub is another option for Mac lovers. This one extends the number of devices your laptop can accommodate for up to four more devices with its USB 3.0 ports. Each of its port supports transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps - so you can be sure you're done in a snap. Its design is probably one of its biggest selling points as it can fit in any bag for easy carrying.

8. Sabrent 13 Port High-Speed USB 2.0 Hub
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Sabrent 13 Port High-Speed USB 2.0 Hub is perfect for people who's motto is more is better. This USB expander really takes expansion into another level with its 13 USB 2.0 ports that transfer files with a full speed of 12Mbps. This is a great partner for anyone who needs to transfer a lot of files from multiple sources to one device.