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HyperDrive Thunderbolt 4 Hub with Builtin GaN Appears on Kickstarter

HyperDrive is back on Kickstarter this month to unveil its new Thunderbolt 4 Power Hub, offering the world’s first Goshen Ridge Thunderbolt 4 hub with a builtin GaN power supply. HyperDrive works with Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, USB4, and USBC devices and delivers transfer speeds up to 40Gbps and 32Gbps over PCIe. Full specifications include:

Upstream Thunderbolt port:

  • Thunderbolt 4 (96W PD; 40Gb/s; 32Gb/s PCIE; DisplayPort 1.4a Alternate Mode)

Downstream Thunderbolt ports:

  • 3 x Thunderbolt 4 (40Gb/s; 32Gb/s PCIE; 15W; DP1.4a 8K 60Hz / 4K 144Hz)

AC Power Consumption:

  • IEC C8, 100~240V, 50/60Hz

Up to 2 extended monitors

  • Single Monitor (Max Power): 8K 60Hz/4K 144Hz
  • Dual monitor (maximum output): 6K 60Hz

HyperDrive Thunderbolt 4 Power Hub Features

The hub is compatible with MacBook Pro 2016 or later, MacBook Air 2018 or later, iPad Pro 2021 or later, Chrome OS laptop with Thunderbolt 3/4, USB 3.0 or later Type C with DP Alternate Mode, and Windows laptop with Thunderbolt 3. /4, USB 3.0 or later Type C with DP Alternate Mode. The project has already raised over $150,000 thanks to over 800 backers, and there are 29 days left to go.

Specially priced upfront contributions of approximately £179 to £147 (depending on current exchange rates) are currently available for the project, offering a significant discount of approximately 40% off the final retail price while crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

Thunderbolt 4 Hub

“Say goodbye to the days of missing Thunderbolt ports for all your devices. With the Thunderbolt 4 Power Hub, you can instantly turn one Thunderbolt port into three downstream ports without having to deal with bulky power supplies cluttering up your workspace. With three Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports that deliver 40Gbps data transfer rates, you’ll enjoy streaming a 4K movie in less than 30 seconds.”

Assuming the HyperDrive Thunderbolt 4 hub crowdfunding campaign is successful and the project is progressing smoothly, worldwide shipping is expected to take place sometime in November 2022. To learn more about the HyperDrive Thunderbolt 4 hub project, check out the promotional video. below.

“Take advantage of PCIe 32Gb/s transfer speeds when connected to a Thunderboltenabled eGPU. Get single display support up to 8K 60Hz or 4K 144Hz, or support for dual 6K 60Hz displays on MSTenabled devices. If you want maximum Thunderbolt 4 support, simply daisychain two Power Hubs for a total of five downstream ports. With three 15W downstream ports, you can charge all your accessories. And with 96W of power, you can fully charge your host device.”

For a complete list of all available promises, additional targets, additional carriers, and complete specs for the power hub, visit the official HyperDrive Thunderbolt 4 Crowdfunding Campaign page by clicking the link below.

Source: Kickstarter

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