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$691
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 30 2015
Last updated May 30, 2015

MacHub - Unique USB Hub for the New MacBook (Canceled)

The must have adapter for MacBook 2015. Two traditional USB-A receptacles. Aluminum body, original colors.

MacHub - Unique USB Hub for the New MacBook (Canceled)

The must have adapter for MacBook 2015. Two traditional USB-A receptacles. Aluminum body, original colors.

$691
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 30 2015
Last updated May 30, 2015

About

About

When Apple introduced the new Macbook, I was confused about its new USB type-c port. How do I use flash drives, or any portable devices with it? How do I connect my camera to transfer my family photos? How do I work and study efficiently without a traditional USB-A port? I suppose that many people have the same questions. However, there is a solution to it. Apple has also presented a variety of different adapters, but every of them comes with a long wire, which can look quite bulky. Imagine a weightless laptop with a long wire, and it's just for using it efficiently. I have always stood for simplicity and elegance in everything. That's why I decided to develop an adapter that could repeat this new MacBook's conception. A hub is made from high quality aluminum, polished and anodized. Anodizing gives a surface scratch proof deep color finish. It does not have any wires. The connector is built into the housing and it fully repeats a shape of the new mac, so it will not be bulky especially when it is in a bag or when it is connected to the laptop.

Colors and Pricing

Available in 3 genuine macbook colors: silver, space grey and gold. Kickstarter price of one hub is $40 with free international shipping. When the hub reaches the market, the cost will be $60. It will be also available to order on our website at the price of $50 without shipping, so you get a good deal, supporting us on Kickstarter.

MacHub Original colors
MacHub Original colors

Stretch Goal $50K.

If this project is funded with more than $50.000, 3 extra colors will be added: Black, Pure Red and light blue. All the hubs are colored using anodizing technology.

50K stretch goal extra colors!
50K stretch goal extra colors!

Special Edition - Chrome Finish

Limited Chrome Edition
Limited Chrome Edition

 Get limited edition MacHub with chrome mirror surface! It's difficult to illustrate the mirror surface of the 3D model on the picture, that's why here is a picture of real chrome finished product, MacHub will have the same surface as the detail has on this picture. 

Completed unknown detail with chrome finish as a sample
Completed unknown detail with chrome finish as a sample

Developing

To get the perfect and unique shape during developing the MacHub we have spent months of hard working and now we are introducing you a flawless product.

Prototype

3D printed housing prototype
3D printed housing prototype

The prototype plays a huge role in every project, it let you detect the mistakes and deficiencies in the construction or function in the beginning of the developing process. Making the prototype was very important for us to provide you with the best quality as possible. We have chosen 3d printing, because it's fast and inexpensive method of creating models. We have analyzed three generations of our prototypes and every time we have correcting our mistakes and doing MacHub better, and now we are about to produce an irreproachable product.

If our project is successfully funded, manufacturing will be established immediately and the first hubs will be shipped to the backers in 1 month or less, because of production difficulties.

Risks and challenges

We have spent a lot of time on searching for hi-end manufacturers to provide you with as best quality as possible. Also, we are confident of our timeline and we will do our best to get your MacHub to you as fast as possible. Unforeseen circumsnances can arise and cause a potential delay in our schedule. So, we would like you to stay tuned, and we promise to remain absolutely transparent and keep you in the loop about every step or news about the production process.
Your support makes this dream reality.
Thank you!

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Funding period

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