Apple’s iMacs have made a conscious choice to hide all of their ports on the backs of the computers for over a decade. And while it looks lovely, anyone who has had to go through the acrobatics of blindly trying to get a USB cable plugged in knows that it’s not always the most functional move.
Satechi’s new Stand Hub looks like it might be a pretty good solution for anyone who struggles with the backward ports. Designed as a simple aluminum stand, the Stand Hub connects through USB-C and offers a USB-C port, three USB Type-A ports, SD and microSD slots, and a headphone jack — all within easy reach. For older Macs that don’t have a USB-C port, Satechi will include a USB-C to USB Type-A adapter, so you’ll still be able to benefit from the extra ports.