New Macbook Retina 12 inch early 2015 comes with only 1 port USB type-C port, where this port is provided for the need of all MacBook ports itself. User has to spend more money for additional port adapter that they need. If you want to connect this MacBook to HDMI display, you will need a USB type-C adapter and so does with the other port you need. You can imagine how many adapters you have to buy and bring?
The solution of your discomfort is provided by third party accessories manufacture, Kickshark which in this moment needs funding through kickstarter with their product named hydraDock:
“Anybody considering the new Apple MacBook pauses when confronted by that single USB-C port — thinking about just how they would use their favorite accessories with that one port.HydraDock ends that whole line of thinking by giving you ports for anything you may want or need — from displays and networking, to storage and printers and cameras, to keyboards, mice, and trackpads, and more. 11 normal ports — not just one.”
HydraDock is named after the multi-headed mythological serpent, and expands the single USB-C port on the MacBook into an array of eleven useful ports, including:
1 — 3.5mm stereo headphone port
1 — Gigabit Ethernet port
1 — SDXC card slot
1 — Mini DisplayPort (up to 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, w/HDCP)
1 — HDMI (up to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, w/HDCP)
4 — USB 3.0 ports
2 — USB-C ports (data only, no video)
I saw this HydraDock product has the same design “language” with Apple, so as if it’s made by Apple not the third party manufacture. With quite thin and it can be placed under the MacBook remind us to Apple’s PowerBook titanium.
I invite you to read at kickstarter.