The Ugreen 7-in-1 USB-C hub extends the connectivity of a terminal equipped with a USB-C port. USB-A, HDMI, Ethernet and SD card reader sockets are on the program. It can also recharge the host device with its Power Delivery compatibility.
Ugreen is a brand mainly distributed on marketplaces, which offers adapters and cables of all kinds. We set our sights on its “7-in-1 USB-C hub” model in order to evaluate its performance.
Design & Ergonomics
The Ugreen 7-in-1 USB-C multifunction hub measures 12.4 x 3.5 cm and 1.5 cm thick, which is a little bigger than the well-known highlighters. The USB-C cable is 25 cm long, plug included. Ugreen had the good idea of using a braided cable deemed to be more resistant over time. The hub sports an aluminum shell similar to the space gray used by Apple on its MacBooks.
The connection consists of two USB ports, an SD and microSD card reader on one side. On the other are the HDMI port and the USB-C power port. An RJ45 socket, opposite the USB-C cable, completes this hub.
The two USB ports to the USB 3.0 standard (5 Gb/s) theoretically reach 600 MB/s. The SD card reader being announced by Ugreen at 104 MB/s, which is exactly the reading speed of the UHS standard -I without naming her.
The HDMI port is to the HDMI 2.0 standard since the manufacturer explicitly announces that it supports a 4K definition with a frequency of 60 Hz. Finally, the port, the RJ45 is to the Gigabit standard and will therefore allow you to take full advantage of a fiber connection , for example.
At the end of our measurements, we noted a temperature of 36.3°C on the aluminum shell of the hub. The latter distributes the heat evenly, and finally it is not at the level of the shell that the temperature is the highest, but at that of the cable with 42 ° C at the level of the joint.
To test this USB-C hub, we connected it to a 4K display, a Crucial X8 external SSD. A Logitech Unify dongle, an Ethernet cable and an SD card capable of reaching 300 MB/s. Everything is powered by a charger 65W USB-C, the hub powering our test PC.
Each of the USB-A ports allows our external SSD to reach 460MB/s read and write. The interface of the USB 3.0 ports therefore keeps its promises since our SSD, capable in normal times of reaching more than 1 GB/s. Saturates the USB ports of the hub which are close to the theoretical speed of USB 3.0 of 600 MB/s. The SD card reader is also close to the theoretical speeds announced by Ugreen with 94 MB/s in reading and 84 MB/s in writing on our SD card capable of reaching 300 MB/s.
Connection Ugreen 7-in-1
Connecting to our Philips 4K screen provides a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at a frequency of 60 Hz and offers a perfectly smooth experience. Charging via the Power Delivery function does its job with our 60 W USB-C charger. We were able to recharge an Asus Strix G14 with 52 W measured at peak. Like the other ports, the Gigabit holds its rank with 970 Mb/s recorded during a Speedtest.
Ugreen delivers a USB-C hub with varied connectors, whose advertised speeds for each of the interfaces are respected. The presence of an HDMI port supporting 4K at 60 Hz and its 100 W Power Delivery port are practical and allow this hub to be used on demanding equipment.