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AmangoBy Amango
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AmangoBy Amango
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OLink is the most portable and the first fast charging USB-C multiport adapter for your new MacBook. Get MacBook Pro-like ports back and have multiple mobile devices fast charging at the same time, in an incredibly mobile fashion. Hardware design is close to mass production, back us now and 1st batch will be ready to ship by end of Feb/16.

Let Talk About USB-C

In 2008, Apple introduced the thinnest laptop ever, MacBook Air. This year, Apple presented a new MacBook that’s even thinner, lighter, and quieter and has only one USB-C port. 

Why USB-C? The USB-C connector integrates power, video and USB data in a single connector and cable. It delivers up to 100W power through this cable, keeping all video and USB data together in one connector and one cable. It’s so tiny, it can easily fit into an iPhone. USB-C is the future for the laptop, tablet and smartphone. One connector does it all.

Only OLink Can

As the laptop gets thinner and lighter, it starts to eliminate I/O ports like Ethernet, VGA, followed by the HDMI, SD slot and USB-A. This is removing the ability to use even the most basic computer peripherals. We designed OLink with all of these issues in mind.

  • Regain I/O access.

- 3 USB-A 3.0 downstream ports
- 1 HDMI 4K output to monitor/TV
- 1 SD 4.0 memory slot, read/write up to 312MB/sec
- 1 USB-C Power Adapter Input port

With the exception of a power hungry Thunderbolt port, which is not suitable for ultra-portable laptops like the new MacBook, OLink gives the MacBook Pro like I/O access with an additional USB-A port.

  • Fast Recharging

- When MacBook is powered on:   1 USB-A fast charging, up to 5V/1.5A. The new MacBook is charging at same time.

- When MacBook is in hibernation/shut down mode:
  2 USB-A fast charging, 5V/1A
  1 USB-A fast charging, 5V/2.4A
The new MacBook is charging at same time.

  • Ultra-Portability

Same as Apple Digital A/V multiport adapter footprint, with surprising 6 I/O fan out.

2.95" (L) x 1.57" (W) x 0.86" (H) inch 
75 (L) x 40 (W) x 12 (H) mm
More connectivity, just takes up less space.

True Mobility, Multiport Fast Recharging

All you need for the day,either working or playing, is your new MacBook, an OLink and a USB-C power adapter. It’s time to get back to work and play with true mobility. Anytime, anywhere, no compromise.

Good night. It’s time to get your Apple devices charging. Recharge yourself and all the devices you need. Be ready for tomorrow.

See our live demo for OLink. Design is ready for mass production soon.

Risks and challenges

The hardware design is close to mass production maturity. However, the cable assembly and enclosure tooling are still under process which may take a little longer than expected to match the finish of new MacBook. Last, the inter-operation test among different USB-C hosts (Smartphone like Google Nexus 5X, tablet, Windows and Chrome laptop..etc) may require more time to resolve the compatibility issue. We would like to ensure that before shipping out.

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