Hyper Works with Chromebook dock

Hyper supplements its Works with Chromebook docks with new USB Type-C adapters

Earlier this year Hyper introduced some of the first Works with Chromebook docks, and now the company is expanding the product line. On Thursday, Hyper introduced two USB Type-C adapters that add more capabilities to your Chromebook. One is a USB Type-C to Type-A 10Gbps Adapter while the other is a USB-Type C 4K 60Hz HDMI Adapter. Both products are available today, says Hyper.

Hyper Works with Chromebook USB Type A adapter

The Type-C to Type-A adapter will set you back $19.99 and would definitely be handy for a Chromebook or Chrome OS tablet that either doesn’t have a Type-A port or only has one, which is fairly common. So in this case, if you wanted to use a Type-A wired mouse, keyboard, or another accessory such as a USB microphone, this converts a Type-C port for you.

Since the adapter can handle up to 10 Gbps of data transfer, it’s also speedy for moving files around between a Chromebook and a camera or external drive that uses a Type-A port.

Hyper Works with Chromebook HDMI adapter

For $39.99, the USB-Type C 4K 60Hz HDMI Adapter pipes your Chromebook display to an external monitor. While that’s definitely a good use case, most newer Chromebooks with USB Type-C natively support HDMI or DisplayPort.

So, depending on the Chromebook model you have, you may not need this adapter. Definitely check your device’s particular specifications to see if you can already use an external monitor over USB Type-C either with or without a special cable. If you have an older Chromebook, as well as a monitor that uses HDMI for input, this little adapter will let you add that second screen.

With these new adapters, Hyper now has five Works with Chromebook docks, hubs, and adapters.

The previously announced 14-in-1 USB docking station for Chromebooks will be available in November for $239.99. And the $79.99 5-in-1 dock, also announced in May, arrives next month. If you need the USB Type-C 2.5 Gbps Ethernet Adapter for faster, wired network access that Hyper introduced a few months back, that’s now ready for purchase at $49.99.

Since all of these are certified under Google’s Works with Chromebook program, you don’t have to worry about any driver installations. They should just work after connecting them to your Chromebook.

I won’t lie: I’m a fan of Hyper products. I don’t have any of their Works with Chromebook products, but I did purchase a similar USB Type-C dock for a MacBook Air. The fit and finish are impeccable and all of the ports work as advertised.

About the author

Kevin C. Tofel has covered technology since 2004. He's used ChromeOS since Google debuted the CR-48 in 2010, reviewing dozens of Chromebooks since then. He worked for Google's Chrome Enterprise team from 2016 to 2017, supporting the launch of Android app support. In his free time, he uses Chromebooks to learn software engineering at Launch School. In 2019, Kevin joined the CS Curriculum Committee at his local community college.

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One thought on “Hyper supplements its Works with Chromebook docks with new USB Type-C adapters

  1. Considering that the type C to A connector is something that Samsung would pack into the box with so many of their phones, the $20 price is kind of steep. Not saying that the company shouldn’t make money, but when you consider that it was a pack in in a lot of other phones. How do they justify that price tag? I would understand $10 even $15, for something that cost them less than a dollar to make would be a good profit margin. Consider this they didn’t reinvent the wheel they just changed the packing.

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