Power Quotient International (PQI) announced the PQI Connect 314 USB Type-C multi-port hub, which can be used to add USB Type-A ports to modern devices equipped with Type-C ports only.
Modern devices such as Apple's MacBook; some recent and upcoming smartphones, tablets and laptops; and even recent motherboards for desktop PCs come equipped with USB 3.1 Type-C ports. The new interface offers maximum bandwidth up to 10 Gbps, but the port is completely different from the USB ports that have been around for over a decade. To ease the transition to the new standard, PQI has developed a hub with legacy ports for all your existing peripherals.
The PQI Connect 314 USB Type-C multi-port hub connects to a free USB Type-C port. It offers a single USB Type-C port for additional devices along with three Type-A ports that operate on the USB 3.1 protocol and offer backwards compatibility to USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.
The PQI Connect 314 USB Type-C multi-port hub has been designed to be used with any number of devices. It does not require a driver; it simply attaches to a USB Type-C port on the device. The company said the hub is launching but did not give specifics on pricing.
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Most of my mice still have usb 1.1 as well as many of they keyboards so I couldn't use them on this.Reply
Most of my mice still have usb 1.1 as well as many of they keyboards so I couldn't use them on this.I would be very surprised if this doesn't still work with USB 1.1 devices, wording of this article notwithstanding.
I would be very surprised if this doesn't still work with USB 1.1 devices, wording of this article notwithstanding.Yeah they probably would work fine. But let's face it, if you need a device like this, you're using a very expensive modern mobile device... I don't think a cheap new mouse would blow your budget! You could even spring for a newfangled "wireless" mouse. FUTURE!
At worst this is a simple stop gap. All your old accessories work until you WANT to upgrade. You are no longer forced into it.Reply
So are those three Type-A ports (and what looks like 1 Type-C) USB 3.1 Gen 2 or Gen 1? I can't tell from the pictures or the article.Reply
P.S. I also hate that we even have a "Gen 1" - should have all been what was named Gen 2 from the outset.