Updated January 07, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best USB Type-C To HDMI Adapters

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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. The upstart connector that can do it all, USB Type C is commonly found on the newest, most ultra-portable devices, and is great for pumping video to an external monitor over HDMI. It provides double the bandwidth of SuperSpeed Type A, and can operate even faster if it uses the most recent Thunderbolt protocol. The right adapter will let you maximize this incredibly effective, cutting-edge format. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best usb type-c to hdmi adapter on Amazon.

9. Euasoo HB003C

8. Uni M01

7. Minidi Purgo

6. ColorfulDay 3-In-1

5. Sabrent Docking Station

4. CalDigit Mini Dock

3. ChoeTech 1201BK

2. ChoeTech M03BK

1. Uni HDMIF01

Editor's Notes

January 06, 2019: We've finally reached a point in the lifespan of USB type C that it's extensively supported, and its accompanying accessories and peripherals are somewhat standardized and increasingly reliable. But that's not to say all adapters are created equal; far from it, in fact. Uni and Plugable both make very simple, very dependable products, which generally don't cost much; although we should note Plugable's very interesting, standalone DisplayLink module, which can keep the thinnest 2-in-1s from getting unnaturally hot, while still driving multiple, external, 4K displays. That one is actually pretty pricey, but extremely effective given the right use case. Choetech is a brand you may not have heard of, but as far as affordable products go, they're hard to beat; especially useful is their USB-C pass-through model, which will let you mirror your display without giving up your last type C port. We like Sabrent's docking station quite a bit, as it makes it quite easy to access large-format displays and non-travel-friendly keyboards, mice, and other peripherals, with only a single plug. Like many of their products, the CalDigit is particularly reliable, and offers dual video output, which isn't especially common. And if you're okay with a 30 hertz signal, the ColorfulDay is a good choice, as it's quite simple, and doesn't cost a whole lot.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 07, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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