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HYPER HyperDrive Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub Launched


HYPER HyperDrive Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub Launched

Turns 2 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Ports on MacBook Pro into 7 Ports – HDMI, USB 3.1 x 2, microSD/SD, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3 with Full Speed 100W Power Delivery Pass Through Charging

Sanho Corporation – manufacturer of the HYPER line of Apple and mobile accessories – announces the launch of its Kickstarter campaign for HyperDrive.

HyperDrive is a unique Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dongle specifically designed for the 2016 MacBook Pro. It is the first dongle in the market to utilizes two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the MacBook Pro to deliver the fastest 45Gb/s bandwidth across 7 ports (HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, microSD, SD, 2 x USB 3.1), virtually restoring all the ports found on the previous 2015 MacBook Pro model. The 45Gb/s bandwidth allows all 7 ports to be used simultaneously, including connecting to a Thunderbolt 3 Display up to 8K @ 60Hz resolution and a 4K @ 30Hz HDMI display at the same time. The Thunderbolt 3 port on the HyperDrive also supports up to 100W power delivery allowing the user can charge the MacBook Pro at full speed while using the HyperDrive.

HYPER HyperDrive Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub Launched

Despite its prowess and number of ports, HyperDrive occupies the smallest of footprint. Its highly portable compact size allows the HyperDrive to attach to the side of the MacBook Pro without any cables or obstruction, allowing the user to always have access to all ports at all times without the need to carry multiple cumbersome dongles. The same HyperDrive works perfectly with both 13” and 15” 2016 MacBook Pro.

“This is the adapter that Apple should have provided with the 2016 MacBook Pro to ensure backward compatibility with current non USB-C devices,” said Daniel Chin, CEO of Sanho Corporation. “Our vision was to create a dongle that replaces all other dongles, with all the popular ports from the previous MacBook Pro model, in the most portable form factor so that every 2016 MacBook Pro user will want to use it,” he added. “And we want to make it very affordable for everyone to bring usability back to their new 2016 MacBook Pro, which is why we are launching the HyperDrive via Kickstarter,” he concluded.

HYPER is offering the HyperDrive as a reward to Kickstarter backers who pledge $49 or more in a bid to raise $100,000 via Kickstarter to fund the HyperDrive product. Funding starts on December 5, 2016 (8am PST/11am EST) and ends on January 16, 2017. Upon successful funding, HYPER aims to ship the HyperDrive in February, 2017. HYPER had previously successfully launched and shipped 10 other crowdfunding project which had raised over $2 million dollars in total.

Notables

World’s most compact and fastest (45Gb/s) Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub
First and only dongle specifically designed for the 2016 MacBook Pro
Utilizes 2 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the MacBook Pro for maximum (45Gb/s) bandwidth which allows all 7 ports on the hub (HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, SD, microSD, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1) to be used simultaneously
Connect to both HDMI display (up to 4K @ 30Hz) and Thunderbolt 3 display (up to 8K @ 60Hz) at the same time.
Thunderbolt 3 port supports video display, 40Gb/s data and maximum 100W power delivery to charge MacBook Pro at full speed
CNC precision milled aluminum enclosure, available in space gray and silver color, with the same appearance as the MacBook Pro

Specifications

Input Connectivity: 2 x Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C (45Gb/s)
Output Connectivity:
HDMI supporting [email protected], [email protected]
Thunderbolt 3 supporting video up to [email protected], 40Gb/s data and max 100W full speed power delivery pass through charging
USB-C data (5Gps)
SD (UHS-I 104Mbps)
micro SD (UHS-I 104Mbps)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s)
Power efficiency: Up to 96%
Device Operating Temperature: Less than 48ºC / 118ºF
Enclosure: CNC aluminum available in Space Gray & Silver color
Dimensions: 4.5″ x 1.1″ x 0.3″ / 115 x 28.5 x 8.5mm
Weight: 1.2oz / 34g

Pricing and Availability

Expected retail price of HyperDrive is $99
Kickstarter Early Bird Backers will get the HyperDrive for $49, 50% off expected retail price
HyperDrive is expected to ship in February, 2017 upon successful Kickstarter funding.

About Sanho Corporation

Sanho Corporation designs, manufactures and markets IT accessories with a focus on Apple accessories, portable power and data storage & transfer. Sanho is committed to developing cutting edge products with a dedicated focus on performance, quality, value and service, with a sales and marketing office in the U.S. in Silicon Valley, California, a production facility near Shenzhen, China, and R&D teams in both countries.

HYPER is a fashionable line of mobile accessories – manufactured by Sanho Corporation – designed to increase functionality in every day life. Hyper products include:

HyperJuice – External battery pack for Apple MacBook
HyperDrive – Data storage & transfer products for MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Android and digital cameras
HyperVR – Virtual reality headset with integrated headphones
HyperLink – 316L stainless steel bands for Apple Watch
HyperShield – World’s thinnest and lightest iPhone case
HyperThin – World’s thinnest HDMI cable
iStick – World’s first USB flash drive with integrated Apple Lightning connector
iUSBport/CloudFTP – World’s first wireless USB port

Our first Kickstarter project, CloudFTP was the 3rd most funded Kickstarter technology project when funding ended and named by Stuff Magazine as one of the “10 best Kickstarter technology projects”. Our 2nd Kickstarter project, iStick raised over $1.1 million and was one of the 50 most funded Kickstarter project when funding ended. Our previous crowdfunding projects, CloudFTP, iStick, HyperLink, iShowFast, Pearl Kickstarter, Pearl Indiegogo, iPin for iPhone/Android, iPin for iPhone, HyperDrive for MacBook and HyperJuice for MacBook have altogether raised over $2 million.


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