Apple isn’t the first to adopt the USB-C standard but they’ve been certainly been the ones in the internet spotlight with their choice to exclude legacy ports. With the release of the 12″ MacBook and now the 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro, we’ve seen the death of legacy ports. This execution of all legacy ports on Apple products is bringing in the resurgence of the dongles and let’s face it, you will need some dongles for the time being. One company that’s adding to the selection of dongles is SCOSCHE and today we take a look at the SCOSCHE USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter.
The SCOSCHE USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter has the following specifications and features:
- Connect to external display via HDMI
- Mirror MacBook/MacBook Pro on external display
- Output up to 1080p
- Maintain ability to charge via USB-C while using HDMI output
- Connect to any standard USB device
- Maintain ability to charge via USB-C while using USB connection
- Transfer 4GB Photos – 1m 45 sec
- Transfer 8GB Songs – 3m 25s
What’s In The Box
- SCOSCHE USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
The SCOSCHE USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter (from here will be referred to as the SCOSCHE USB-C DAVMA) design is very similar to Apple’s own USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter except it’s black and perhaps a little bit better built. The housing of the SCOSCHE USB-C DAVMA is more rounded than that of the Apple version but it does contain the same connections. One USB-C port, one HDMI port, and one USB-A port. The cable feels sturdy and well constructed and the USB-C tip housing is also solid. There is a fair amount of spacing between the ports just in case you have a chunky connector or two. Overall it’s well built and looks like it should hold up going in and out of bags for a good amount of time.
Ease of Use
Simple plug and play performance here, there is no software or any other steps to use this device.
The SCOSCHE USB-C DAVMA was tested on the new 2016 MacBook Pro 15″, which of course, has only 4 USB-C ports to use. The USB-C port worked perfectly pushing power through the adapter into the laptop so you can keep your other USB-C ports free. The HDMI port also worked great and supported mirroring the MacBook Pro display on another monitor. Finally, the USB-A port is great for those flash drives or any other USB-A device that you might still want to use with your new legacy port free MacBook, Chromebook, or PC.
Apple’s same adapter is priced lower than the SCOSCHE USB-C DAVMA but there is some value in the good build quality and the possible desire of having a black adapter.
If you’re using the new MacBooks or other devices with limited or non-existent legacy ports, then you know you have to submit yourself to the dongle life, at least for the time being. This is a great little dongle for those who need an HDMI and USB-A port, but it is priced a bit higher than the Apple version. If you want the black color then it’s a great choice but if you want to save a few bucks, you might look at Apple’s version.
*We were sent a sample of the SCOSCHE USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter for the purposes of this review.
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