Today, most computers come with a least two USB sockets. Yet, almost all devices on the market require a USB Port. It is pretty easy to run out of sockets quickly. You could have a mouse, keyboard, printer, webcam and microphone.
How do you hook them all up? Using a USB hub that helps you connect devices together.
A USB hub typically has four new ports, but you can find some with many more. All you have to do is plug the hub into your computer and then plug your devices right into its ports.
With that, you will be able to use all your USB devices without complications.
Sony Releases The Next Step In USB Hub Evolution
A few weeks back, Sony revealed a smart USB-C hub. They call it the world's fastest intelligent multifunction USB hub. Designed for improved workflow performance for photographers, videographers and creators, it’s sure to make you do your work faster.
Called the USB 3.1 Gen 2 Hun - with the model number being MRW-S3 – it’s among the best USB hubs you can buy today. Sony claims this model will beat out every other option you find out there—especially in terms of speed. This hub comes with every port you will ever need.
The Sony USB hub includes a UHS-II SD/microSD card readers, an HDMI port, USB Type-C and USB Type-A ports, and up to 100W of power delivery through one USD PD port.
Sony writes that professional photographers, creators and videographers no longer need to worry about carrying a lot of adapters around; they also won’t need to anguish about using ports on their laptops or PCs using USB Type-C ports. They said the MRW-S3 is a one-stop solution for reliable and fast data transfer in the form of a useful USB hub.
Besides being able to transfer data of up to 1000MB/s while transporting 100W of power so you don't actually lose a device in the process, the thing also features an HDMI port with 4k/30p support; you will be allowed to connect your external monitor through the same hub, all while you are checking the latest shoot off of your SD card without any problems.
Sony already said that this USB hub will come out sometime in the fall as well as the new SF-M Tough SD cards. These will come out in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, taking advantage of the hub's speeds.
Sony hasn't provided a price yet, but everybody is sure that won't be an obstacle. It’s mainly because, if you own a high-end mirrorless or DSLR camera that can tax the fastest card readers, the price of the USB hub will seem cheap by comparison.
USB-C hubs are very common nowadays, and Sony is getting in the game with the right approach. This piece is a nice-looking hub that integrates a whole bunch of high-end spec boxes ready to deliver what you need.
When you are out to buy a USB hub, the most important thing is what type of ports it offers; luckily, Sony has plenty. It’s perfect for doing everything you need without running around with adapters. This hub is definitely a new step for simplifying life and work.
Especially if you are a professional creator, this is one product that can change the way you work and move around with your equipment. The MRW-S3 will make your job easier without the worries of walking around with a bunch of cables and adapters for each one of your devices.
Sony has announced one of the most expected accessories of the year.
Why Is This Important?
The importance behind this accessory is that it relies on being able to work comfortably and without the pressure of not having the right adapter or equipment at hand when you need it.
The USB hub can be used as a charging station; one of the best uses for a USB hub is to charge a number of different devices all at once. You can always do that with a powered hub. And if you need to move data between your devices, you can do it too.
Especially with the MRW-S3, Sony makes it a lot easier by breaking the rules. This is not just a USB hub: you plug everything you need to it, as we said before.
Now, we have the ability and the right tools that allow us to connect everything into one single accessory.
For some, a USB hub may seem useless, but for the ones always struggling with plugs and adaptors and cables at work, this is a significant solution.
This means that it doesn't matter what you use to store or visualize your data; you will be able to see it all and monitor it all with one single accessory.:The Sony MRW-S3.
What Are its Features?
This USB hub, as we mentioned before, comes with a lot of new specs. It’s great for all of us waiting for the perfect USB hub to come through. We needed that one accessory where we can do it all, and that is precisely what Sony has announced.
This USB hub has the following features:
- 100W USB-C PD charging
- UHS-II SD card reader
- HDMI port with 4K support at 30fps.
- USB-C PD port for plugging to power
- USB-C and USB-A port for external accessories and devices.
- Transfer speed up to 1000MB/s.
- MicroSD card slot.
It comes with a USB-C port for connecting the hub to a computer with a USB-C to USB-C cable. This cable comes with the MRW-S3, so you don't have to buy it later.
This cable can be separated, allowing you to change it if it gets damaged; it saves you from having to replace the whole device in the future.