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Belkin Announces Range of USB-C Adapters for New MacBook

Posted by Jim Tanous on March 11, 2015
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With the announcement of the new 12-inch MacBook and the introduction of USB-C, many Apple fans are wondering about the versatility and cost of using the new computer’s single USB-C port. Apple has listed a few adapters, but prices remain in flux. Today, Belkin added some clarity to the forthcoming USB-C market with the announcement of several USB-C cables and adapters.

All told, Belkin will be producing 9 USB-C cables and adapters for the new MacBook, ranging in price from $20 to $30:

Belkin has also announced a USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet adapter, but as of now does not have pricing or a dedicated product page available. The Gigabit adapter is notable, however, as it is one type of connection that Apple has yet to officially address.

It should be noted that although USB 3.1 supports up to 10Gbps transfers — and Belkin advertises this performance on its website — Apple’s implementation of USB 3.1 on the new MacBook is limited to 5Gbps.

Belkin states that the company’s line of USB-C cables and adapters will be available for purchase in “early summer,” which meaning that those picking up the new MacBook at or shortly following its mid-April release date will have to rely on Apple’s official adapters for their wired connectivity needs.

One thought on “Belkin Announces Range of USB-C Adapters for New MacBook”

adam222green says:
What I think “everyone” will need with a TB2 to TB3 (male to male) connector. I have a Mac and a Nexus 6P … the fastest sync and fastest charge (3A?) will require at least a Thunderbolt (1 or 2) connector on one end and a USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) connector on the other end of the cable.
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