Hyper, the renowned accessory company, has released its latest HyperDrive USB hub, which is built specifically for the 24-inch M1 iMac. Multiple USB-A and USB-C ports are included in the new HyperDrive 5-in-1 and HyperDrive 6-in-1 Hubs, which attach to the front of your M1 iMac.
The new M1 iMac, like earlier M1-powered Macs, has several connection limitations. The iMac has two USB-C connectors on the base model, and four USB-C ports on the higher-end versions. Satechi released their new USB-C clamp hub for the M1 iMac earlier this month, and now Hyper has released its own version.
The HyperDrive for the M1 iMac is available in two configurations: 5-in-1 and 6-in-1. The 5-in-1 Hub’s specifications are as follows:
- 5 ports:
- 2 x USB-C 5Gbps data
- 2 x USB-A 5Gbps data
- 1 x USB-A 5Gbps data, 7.5W charging
- MSRP: $49.99
Here are the HyperDrive 6-in-1’s specifications:
- 6 ports
- 4K 60Hz HDMI
- MicroSD UHS-I
- SD UHS-I
- USB-C 10Gbps data
- USB-A 10Gbps data
- USB-A 10Gbps data, 7.5W charging
- MSRP: $79.99
The HyperDrive hub for the iMac, for example, is available in seven different colors to match Apple’s new iMac design. This is a significant distinction between Hyper’s and Satechi’s offerings, which are both exclusively available in silver and blue.
The new HyperDrive hubs expand the iMac’s capabilities by providing easy frontal access to USB-C/USB-A ports (with the 5-in-1) and MicroSD/SD memory card and HDMI external display support (with the 6-in-1) The USB-C hubs are designed to be an extension of the iMac by securely clamping to the bottom of the iMac display and include seven color matching faceplates to blend seamlessly with the iMac’s design. Installation is safe and easy with a turn knob to clamp system that requires no tools and a soft touch interior finish that protects the iMac surface.