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EZQuest’s Ultimate Plus Media Hub Adapter is the one-stop-shop for almost every port people need in their computing life, and it’s suitable for Macs with Apple Silicon.
The EZQuest hub works with Intel, M-Series Mac, and Windows computers to connect external displays, USB-C devices, and more. It is particularly suitable for MacBooks which have a limited number of ports.
EZQuest Hub Specifications
The hub has 13 ports to cover USB, audio and video ports. For input, it has a Thunderbolt 4 USB-C port, while output ports include a 4K HMDI, a 4K 60Hz HDMI, and a 1080p 60Hz VGA port.
It also features USB-C Power Delivery with up to 100W passthrough charging, a gigabit Ethernet port, four 5Gbps USB-A 3.0 ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack that supports also supports microphones.
For memory cards, there is also a reader for SD and Micro SD cards, offering read speeds of up to 104MB/s and write speeds of up to 80MB/s.
Each port has a helpful label next to it for ease of use.
Design and manufacture
The hub is aluminum and measures just under six inches in depth and width and one inch in height. We always like to see products built with premium materials, such as metal, and the EZQuest hub fits the bill.
The size might be better for portability, but it’s great for those with spacious desks that need plenty of ports for various devices. For example, plug in the included USB-C cable to supercharge a USB-C Mac or iPad.
Using the EZQuest Hub
The EZQuest hub does exactly what it says on the box to connect devices. The USB-C PD port is excellent for fast-charging devices, although we would have liked to see at least one more USB-C port.
The hub can manage up to three external displays so users can create their home workstations. EZQuest provides a handy resolution chart so you know what to expect, supporting up to three extended or mirrored external displays.
The M1 processor can run a single external display using Thunderbolt 4 with the built-in DisplayPort 1.4 specification beyond the built-in display on a MacBook or beyond the HDMI display on a Mac mini.
The M1 Pro processor doubles that number, allowing users to connect up to two 6K resolution monitors at 60Hz. The M1 Max goes even further by connecting up to three 6K resolution displays and an external display with up to up to 4K at 60Hz.
Using the VGA port requires the installation of a driver, available with the manuals when the hub is plugged into the computer. A drive appears in the Finder with everything needed for the Instant View driver.
We liked that the 3.5mm port supported audio and microphone input, and gamers and podcasters might find use for it.
The four USB-A 3.0 ports might be great for some people, although we’re increasingly seeing that most of our accessories have switched to USB-C, so we wanted to see more of this port on the hub.
We liked using the EZQuest hub, although it’s a bit large for our preference. But it’s a great option priced at $169.99. Sure, only some people need that many ports, but this hub is a great choice for those who need it.
- nice design
- USB-C PD at 100W
- Multiple ports for external displays
- Thunderbolt 4 support
- Single USB-C output port
Rating: 4 out of 5