The HyperDrive Power 9-in-1 hub is near the high-end of the docks on this list — but for good reason. With nine total ports and a lengthy USB-C cable that connects to the iPad, you can connect almost anything to the HyperDrive.
The ports include 1 x Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x 4K@30Hz, 1 x microSD, 1 x SD card reader, 3 x USB-A (5Gbps), 1 x USB-C PD at 60W, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The headphone jack may be confusing at first glance, and I’ll admit even I was perplexed by it. Then I remembered that, whenever you’re using a dock or hub with the iPad, it automatically routes all audio through the HDMI connection. By connecting a speaker or a pair of headphones to the audio jack on the Power hub, you’re able to listen to system sounds or music.
For someone who needs more than one or two USB ports — and prefers a hardwired Ethernet connection — the HyperDrive Power is where it’s at.
- Provides a hardwired Ethernet connection
- Nine total ports
- Headphone jack can be confusing
- Most expensive option on our list