The MacBook (to this day) only comes with a single USB-C port that is used both for charging and for connecting peripherals. So, if you want to, for example, power your MacBook while plugging into an external HDD or SDD, you’d need a hub.
The folks over at Hyper have gotten in on the April Fools’ pranks that it says will be the “Mother of All USB-C Hubs.” Called, the HyperDrive Ultimate Ultimate Hub, would be seen as the ultimate docking station for a MacBook – if it were real. The faux product has a total of 9 USB-A port and 9 USB-C ports along with ports you’d expect like 2x DisplayPort, HDMI, Ethernet and microSD/SD slots.
Rather humorously, Hyper cranks the time machine back a few decades with a couple of serial ports, a parallel port, a RJ-11 modem jack, AT port, two PS2 ports for your mouse/keyboard and quite impressively: a 3.5-inch floppy drive. We’re kind of disappointed that Hyper couldn’t managed to fit a Zip drive or CD-ROM drive in the hub, but we guess there just wasn’t room.
If that wasn’t enough, the hub incorporates a 2-in-1 speaker and space heater located in the front. Hyper warns that the space heater’s “temperature [will vary] depending on the number of active connections.”
Rounding things out is a massive 100Whr, 270,000 mAh battery that Hyper claims is “airline safe”, but we wouldn’t to risk trying to take this bad boy through a TSA checkpoint.
Hyper says that the HyperDrive Ultimate Ultimate Hub typically has an MSRP of $9,999.99, but for a limited time you be able to pay just $99.99 to get your hands on this fictitious piece of work with its “thick, heavy, substantial styling.”
Although it’s simply an April Fools’ gag, we’ve gotta hand it to Hyper for taking us for a trip down memory lane while also lambasting Apple’s sometimes head scratching design decisions.