Review: ORICO ADS2 Type-C Smart Hub Multi-Function Docking Station

By | March 28, 2019

Review ORICO ADS2 Type-C Smart Hub Multi-Function Docking Station
USB Type-C plugs are becoming very common and is the new standard for electronics.
 
Type-C is the new USB standard 3.1 that has very fast data transfer speeds (5Gbps) and a redesigned connector.
 
This new Type-C standard can also drive 4K displays with no need for HDMI or VGA ports.
 
It can still be used to charge devices or any of the other things the older USB standard can do.
 
The plug looks very close to a micro USB slot but has more rounded edges.
Review ORICO ADS2 Type-C Smart Hub Plug
One problem with this new Type-C standard is the plug has changed, making any old devices unable to connect for some new electronics with only a Type-C plug.
 
An easy way around this is to buy a Type-C USB smart hub that has all the old ports available to plug into and transfer via Type-C.
 
The ORICO ADS2 is one such smart hub that can convert most any signal to a Type-C.
 
This includes ports for Ethernet, USB 3.0, 2.0 & 1.1, Lightning, HDMI, and VGA.
 
The ORICO ADS2 comes with the Type C plug built-in.
Review ORICO ADS2 Type-C Smart Hub Multi-Function Docking Station Type C
 
One side has Ethernet, 2 USB, and an Apple Lighting connector.
Review ORICO ADS2 Type-C Smart Hub Multi-Function Docking Station Fount
 
The other side has ports for HDMI and VGA.
Review ORICO ADS2 Type-C Smart Hub Multi-Function Docking Station HDMI
 
To use it simply plug in the Type-C plug to your laptop, smartphone or other compatible device and plug into any of the open ports.
 
For example an Ethernet cable can be plugged in to get internet or a HDMI cable to a monitor for 4K video.
 
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ORICO Type-C to 2-Port USB3.0 Hub of High Definition HDMI/VGA with RJ45 1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Expansion Dock [Support PD2.0&USB3.1 GEN1] (ADS2-SV)

 
Summary
The ORICO ADS2 Type-C Smart Hub is built to solve a problem many have not yet run into but likey will soon.
 
Older USB A and B plugs have been around for 30 years with new devices moving to Type-C.
 
If you find yourself in a situation with a USB-C plug and want to use an older device the ORICO ADS2 is a good option.
 
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
 
*This unit was sent to me to review with my honest opinion and results.

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