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The Moshi Symbus Mini is a USB-C hub without the annoying trailing cable

By Kenny Yeo - on 1 Sep 2021, 9:08am

The Moshi Symbus Mini is a USB-C hub without the annoying trailing cable

The Moshi Symbus Mini's connecting cable can be stowed away for storage. (Image source: Moshi)

The thing that annoys me most about USB-C hubs is the trailing cable that connects to your system.

Hyper’s HyperDrive 9-in-1 USB-C hub has it and so does Belkin’s USB-C Multimedia Hub.

It annoys me because it makes the hub difficult to put away in your bag. There’s always a tail sticking out and you have to stuff away.

Moshi’s Symbus Mini, however, doesn’t have this problem. That’s because the designers at Moshi have thoughtfully integrated a shroud into the hub that includes magnets to hold the connecting cable away.

Though it makes the Symbus Mini a bit larger than its rivals, the shroud, which Moshi calls the SnapTo cable management system, is a clever and thoughtful piece of design.

The SnapTo cable management system in action. (Image source: Moshi)

The hub itself provides two USB-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, SD and microSD card slots, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and an HDMI 2.0 port that supports 4K resolution at up to 60Hz. The Symbus Mini also has a USB-C PD port that supports up to 70W of pass-through power. That’s sufficient to power most ultraportable-class notebooks.

Though the Symbus Mini doesn’t have the most ports, it’s worth mentioning that an HDMI 2.0 port is a pretty rare feature in a portable USB-C hub. The abovementioned Hyper and Belkin hubs both have HDMI ports but they only support 4K resolution at up to 30Hz.

At S$150, the Moshi Symbus Mini is one pricey USB-C hub. However, it has a sleek and thoughtful design and it’s one of the few portable USB-C hubs to feature an HDMI 2.0 port. It’s also backed by a strong 10-year long global warranty.

You can find the Moshi Symbus Mini USB-C hub on Lazada from the Moshi store.

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