"HyperDrive is the best USB-C dock for the iPad Pro yet" - Review by AppleInsider
"iPad Pro's potential becomes clear with this HyperDrive USB-C hub" - Review by CNET
First look of the HyperDrive by 9to5mac.com
So you got your new 2018 iPad Pro with universal USB-C port
Only to realize you would practically need a dongle for everything!
World's 1st USB-C hub specifically engineered for 2018 iPad Pro
Simultaneously connect HDMI, USB-C, microSD, SD, USB-A and 3.5mm audio . All while charging at full speed through HyperDrive.
Patented soft grips that secures HyperDrive onto the iPad Pro without interfering with the Apple Smart (Keyboard) Folio
Grips are removable to work with other iPad Pro cases or devices
Replace all other dongles with HyperDrive
Compared to other dongles in the market and from the Apple Store, HyperDrive is more portable, has more features and is made of better materials. You would need multiple dongles to achieve what HyperDrive does, at a total cost much higher than HyperDrive.
Stop figuring out how to store and carry your dongles
Having multiple dongles means that you now have more items to manage on top of your iPad Pro, which increases the risk of misplacing them as you move around.
With HyperDrive, just pack and go
HyperDrive is designed to be compact enough to stay with your iPad Pro wherever you go.
Don't look silly with dongles. Just go with HyperDrive!
Stop hanging and juggling with multiple dongles. A single compact HyperDrive does the job of multiple dongles. Dongles never look sleeker than this.
Precision milled aluminum enclosure color matched to Silver and Space Gray iPad Pro
The same HyperDrive works with both 11" and 12.9" iPad Pro
We wanted HyperDrive to feel like a natural extension of the 2018 iPad Pro with similar product lines, thickness, right angled edges and rounded corners.
As the 2018 iPad Pro only has a single USB-C port for the HyperDrive to latch on, we had to come up with an innovative solution to secure HyperDrive onto the iPad Pro.
The end result is a sleek, minimalist design that perfectly matches the 2018 iPad Pro with almost the same thickness, with removable soft grips that secures the HyperDrive onto the iPad Pro without interfering with its or the Apple Smart (Keyboard) Folio functionality. The Worldwide Patent Pending removable grip design also allows HyperDrive to be used with other iPad Pro cases or other USB-C devices and allows for future accessories like an extension USB-C cable to the HyperDrive.
We decided to go with popular output ports (HDMI, microSD, SD, USB-A) most requested by users. Although HyperDrive takes up a USB-C port on the iPad Pro, it also returns a USB-C port as well, which supports USB-C 5Gbps data and up to 60W power delivery pass through charging through HyperDrive.
Proof of working prototype that is ready for production
The following unedited single-shot video demonstrates a fully functional pre-production HyperDrive with all (HDMI, USB-C, microSD, SD, USB-A, 3.5 audio jack) ports working. Using HyperDrive, the iPad Pro is able to connect to a HDMI display, connect to an external speaker via 3.5mm audio jack, import photos/videos from USB-C/USB-A flash drives and microSD/SD memory cards, all while being powered by a USB-C power source. HyperDrive for iPad Pro is plug-n-play and interfaces directly with iOS, with no additional apps required. Connecting devices to HyperDrive is like connecting devices directly to iPad Pro via original Apple USB-C adapters.
- HDMI supporting 1080p@60Hz, 2K@60Hz, 4K@30Hz
- USB-C data (USB 3.1 Gen 1, 5Gb/s) and Power Delivery (max 60W)
- micro SD (UHS-I 104MB/s)
- SD (UHS-I 104MB/s)
- USB-A data (USB 3.1 Gen 1, 5Gb/s)
- 3.5mm Audio Jack (USB 2.0 Audio, 48KHz, 16-bit Audio Input/Output, TRRS)
- Input: 1 x USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2, 10Gb/s
- DC/DC Efficiency: Up to 96%
- Device Operating Temperature: Less than 48ºC / 118ºF
- Enclosure: CNC aluminum available in Silver and Space Gray
- Dimensions: 3.66" x 1.2" x 0.35" / 93 x 30.5 x 9mm
- Weight: 1.2oz / 34g
HyperDrive will be available in Silver or Space Gray. You will get to select your color via a survey sent out after the campaign ends.
Early Bird Special (50% off)
- $49 - 1 x HyperDrive
- $98 - 2 x HyperDrive
- $147 - 3 x HyperDrive
- $245 - 5 x HyperDrive
- $490 - 10 x HyperDrive
Early Special (40% off)
- $59 - 1 x HyperDrive
- $118 - 2 x HyperDrive
- $177 - 3 x HyperDrive
- $295 - 5 x HyperDrive
- $590 - 10 x HyperDrive
Kickstarter Special (30% off)
- $69 - 1 x HyperDrive
- $138 - 2 x HyperDrive
- $207 - 3 x HyperDrive
- $345 - 5 x HyperDrive
- $690 - 10 x HyperDrive
Expected Retail Price
- $99 - 1 x HyperDrive
- $198 - 2 x HyperDrive
- $297 - 3 x HyperDrive
- $495 - 5 x HyperDrive
- $990 - 10 x HyperDrive
To ensure timely reward delivery, we will ship rewards via insured postal service from 2 fulfillment and distribution centers in:
- California USA - fulfilling rewards within the United States
- Hong Kong - fulfilling rewards to the rest of the world
- 10 December 2018 - Kickstarter begins
- 14 January 2019 - Kickstarter ends
- January 2019 - Production begins
- January 2019 - Shipping of Early Bird rewards
- February 2019 - Shipping of Kickstarter Special rewards
HYPER by Sanho Corporation has been making award winning Apple accessories since 2009. We also have a long proven track record of delivering Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects. Our most successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo project, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro, raised over $3.1 million and is currently the most crowdfunded MacBook and USB-C accessory. Our latest Kickstarter and Indiegogo project, HyperJuice USB-C Battery Pack, which raised over $1.4 million is the most crowdfunded power bank project on Kickstarter. Our first Kickstarter project, CloudFTP, was the 3rd most funded Kickstarter technology project when funding ended and named by Stuff Magazine as one of the “10 best Kickstarter technology projects”. Our 2nd Kickstarter project, iStick, raised over $1.1 million and was one of the 50 most funded Kickstarter project when funding ended. This is our 16th crowdfunding project. Our previous crowdfunding projects, HyperJuice USB-C Battery Pack Kickstarter, HyperJuice USB-C Battery Pack Indiegogo, HyperDrive 7.5W Wireless Charger USB-C Hub Kickstarter, HyperDrive 7.5W Wireless Charger USB-C Hub Indiegogo, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro Kickstarter, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro Indiegogo, CloudFTP, iStick, HyperLink, iShowFast, Pearl Kickstarter, Pearl Indiegogo, iPin for iPhone/Android, iPin for iPhone, HyperDrive for MacBook and HyperJuice for MacBook have altogether raised over $7 million.
Thank you for supporting HyperDrive! The World's 1st USB-C Hub specifically engineered for the 2018 iPad Pro
Risks and challenges
No project is without risk and challenges but we try to do our absolute best to minimize them. We felt that we have done all the necessary preliminary work prior to coming to Kickstarter. We are also no strangers to USB-C products, Apple accessories or crowdfunding.
The HyperDrive product that you see in the above video/photos are actual working prototypes.
With your support, we can bring HyperDrive to 2018 iPad Pro users worldwide. We have started mass production and your contribution will help us achieve economies of scale and keep the product cost low.
We have sufficient materials to manufacture about 5,000 units now. Beyond that, the lead time is about a month. Your strong support will give us the needed affirmation to place a larger raw materials order and start mass production earlier.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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