This accessory fixes everything that's wrong with Apple's new MacBook Pro

The HyperDrive USB-C adapter adds useful ports to the MacBook Pro.

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Watch this: HyperDrive adapter saves you from MacBook Pro dongle hell

It's dongle city. That's how you can describe Apple 's new MacBook Pro.

The company's decision to include only two USB-C ports (four on the more expensive Touch Bar model) have forced users to rely on expensive and clunky dongles to connect an external hard drive, access an SD card or even charge their iPhone .

A new accessory is looking to fix this. The HyperDrive adds a variety useful ports to the MacBook Pro, including both an SD and microSD card slot, HDMI output and two USB 3.1 ports. Aside from an Ethernet port, the HyperDrive restores virtually all of the ports found on the previous MacBook Pro from 2015.


The HyperDrive is available through a Kickstarter campaign. The hub is priced at $100, but is being offered to Kickstarter backers for $70. It works with both the 13-inch and 15-inch 2016 MacBook models, and is offered in either space gray or silver. The campaign ends on January 16, 2017. The company has said it plans to begin shipping the HyperDrive in February.

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