One can’t deny that if you’re using laptops as your main device for your daily grind. You’ve met the situation at one time or another the need to get extra slots since every port is either in use or is busted.
Rapoo provides an answer to that need with their XD200C USB-C Multi-Function Adapter.
Here’s a rundown of the adapter’s features:
- 1 USB C Female – supports PD protocol power supply
- 2 USB 3.0 female
- 2 USB 2.0 female ports
- 1 HDMI port that supports 4Kx2k/30 Hz and supports dual-screen simultaneous output
- 1 RJ45 network port (gigabit) that automatically adapts to 10/100/100M Ethernet
- 1 TF card slot
- 1 SD card slot
- 1 VGA port 1920x1080p/60Hz, supports dual-screen simultaneous output.
Build and design
The XD200C has a metal casing and pretty much solidly made. It can be connected with the short USB-C Male port that’s around 150mm. It weighs at around 98g and its dimensions are at around 275 x 45 x 15mm.
It has support for Mac OS/Windows/Android OS/Chrome OS so you can pretty much not only plug this in a laptop but also on an iPhone and android phone easily.
During the time I was using the adapter, I’ve been using this on the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435E) and it has proven a useful companion for the laptop. Since the ZenBook 14 has x2 USB-C slots, I was able to use the adapter without issues or problems. I was able to test the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 slots during this time and the XD200C has performed as advertised.
Meanwhile, the LAN and HDMI ports have also worked properly with me being able to use the HDMI port as a second monitor.
The Rapoo XD200C USB-C Multi-Function Adapter is a great companion if you’re one of the few who purchased any of the sleeker, newer laptops. The more urban-chic aesthetic laptops exchanged aesthetic with function so it’s pretty obvious that USB slots are more than wanting.
Speaking of the urban-chic aesthetic, the XD200C fits the look with its metallic casing and minimalist design. So not only do you get function but form as well.
Priced at ₱3,450 the XD200C may seem hefty, the adapter is a pretty solid purchase most especially if you always find yourself with a lack of slots. In fact, considering all the features that the XD200C has this may be the only adapter you will ever need.
You can grab the adapter from Silicon Valley or know more about the adapter from the Rapoo fanpage.