USB C is the future of wired computer connectivity. Apple’s new MacBook Pros, announced last month, only have USB C connectors. If you buy one of the fancy new MacBook Pro models, chances are you’re going to need an adapter or two to connect to your devices. Here are what look like the most useful USB C adapters at prices MUCH less than Apple’s:
Aukey USB C to USB A adapter. This is the adapter that makes your new USB C port connect to any of the millions of standard USB (or USB A) devices and cables on the market. This model is inexpensive at $6.99 and fast, working at USB 3.0 speed.
The Anker USB C to USB 3.0 and Ethernet is a great multipurpose adapter. This will let you connect your new MacBook Pro to 3 USB 3.0 devices and also gigabit ethernet. If you prefer to have one multi-function adapter to many single-purpose adapter, this one seems like a no-brainer, and a perfect addition to any laptop bag. Cheaper than Apple’s ethernet adapter at $27.99.
The Plugable USB C Card Reader is a swiss-army knife for flash card users. This works with Compact Flash, SD cards, MicroSD and several other commonly used formats. $24.95
USB C to HDMI adapter – $12.99. If you need to connect your new MacBook Pro to a TV or projector in order to give presentations, here’s a well reviewed, inexpensive USB C to HDMI adapter.