Apple's new notebook comes with just one USB Type-C port. The single port leaves users looking for solutions to connect all their external devices. The company has already released several adapters and now third party accessory manufacturers are getting in on the action.
KickShark is seeking funding for the HydraDock via KickStarter:
Anybody considering the new Apple MacBook pauses when confronted by that single USB-C port — thinking about just how they would use their favorite accessories with that one port.HydraDock ends that whole line of thinking by giving you ports for anything you may want or need — from displays and networking, to storage and printers and cameras, to keyboards, mice, and trackpads, and more. 11 normal ports — not just one.
HydraDock is named after the multi-headed mythological serpent, and expands the single USB-C port on the MacBook into an array of eleven useful ports, including:
1 — 3.5mm stereo headphone port
1 — Gigabit Ethernet port
1 — SDXC card slot
1 — Mini DisplayPort (up to 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, w/HDCP)
1 — HDMI (up to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, w/HDCP)
4 — USB 3.0 ports
2 — USB-C ports (data only, no video)
You can pledge $129 to the KickStarter project to get on of the first units. So far $22,733 has been pledged of the $35,000 goal with 28 days left to go.