Hyper releases USB-C hub and adapter that will allow M1 Macs to drive dual 4K HDMI displays

The HyperDrive Dual 4K HDMI 10-in-1 USB-C hub (Image source: Hyper)
The HyperDrive Dual 4K HDMI 10-in-1 USB-C hub (Image source: Hyper)
Perhaps the only flaw of Apple's M1-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is that they are only capable of outputting to a single external display.
While fixes for this have been well documented, they have typically come from smaller, lesser-known device makers and are not readily available here. 
Fortunately, Hyper has finally come with a solution for this in the form of a USB-C hub and a USB-C adapter.
Both devices feature two HDMI ports that will allow the M1 MacBook Air and MacBook to output to two 4K external displays simultaneously, and without the need to download or install any drivers.
The Dual 4K HDMI 10-in-1 USB-C hub. (Image source: Hyper)
The Dual 4K HDMI 10-in-1 USB-C hub. (Image source: Hyper)
This is made possible by Silicon Motion's InstantView technology. There is, however, one drawback. And that is the refresh rates are capped at 60Hz for the first monitor and 30Hz for the second.
For some people that could be a dealbreaker as a 30Hz refresh rate is not only rather low but also quite noticeable especially next to a monitor that is doing 60Hz.
Apart from two HDMI ports, the Dual 4K HDMI 10-in-1 USB-C Hub also features the following:
  • 2 x USB-A 5Gbps ports
  • 1 x USB-C 5Gbps port
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio combo jack
  • 1 x SD card reader (UHS-1)
  • 1 x microSD card reader (UHS-1)
  • 1 x USB-C (100W PD)
The Hyper Dual 4K HDMI Adapter for M1 MacBook (Image source: Hyper)
The Hyper Dual 4K HDMI Adapter for M1 MacBook (Image source: Hyper)
For something more compact and portable, there's the Dual 4K HDMI Adapter for M1 MacBook. This adapter features dual HDMI ports and a single USB-C port for 100W passthrough charging.
 

Availability and pricing

The two devices are ready to order now. The Dual 4K HDMI 10-in-1 USB-C hub is US$199.99 (~S$272) while the Dual 4K HDMI Adapter for M1 MacBook is US$129.99 (~S$176). You can find them on Hyper's online store.