A good 60% of journalists and bloggers, present in the press room of IFA 2016, uses a Macbook. Are easily recognizable, not because their notebook is thinner and smaller than others (but maybe even a little ‘for that), but because of the enormous power which ranks in the socket and the inevitable adapter that gives them the “Network Ethernet “. But those who bought a new Macbook has to deal with other deficiencies: the only Type-C USB port can not meet the huge demand for connections, especially in the middle of a trade show: print material loaded on USB sticks, launching prints, hands-on photos and videos to download and edit. And the same goes for any Apple user, every day.
Minix Neo C Mini
So, last year, Minix threw an adapter-port replicator for USB Type-C: Neo C (initially called Neo V2) supplemented an RJ45 connector for Gigabit Ethernet, an additional USB-C reversible port, 2 USB 3.0 full-size and readers of SD memory cards in standard and micro format. After one year, the Chinese company perfects its accessory: almost identical design, greatly reduced size and lower price. Not coincidentally, his name is Minix Neo C Mini and we have tested live. It will be available from October at a price of 49 euro in four colors: gold rose, gold, gray and silver.
Minix Neo C Mini has a smaller park interfaces: only two USB 2.0, one HDMI and a USB Type-C to be able to power your device even when using the adapter. On top of the aluminum case, cut with CNC machines and treated with a satin finish, it was added a status LED.
Minix Neo C Mini
The most important innovation introduced by Minix Neo C Mini, however, lies in its compatibility: this latest version, in fact, can be used both with the MacBook because with ultrabook and ultraportable thin & light with Windows 10, even though tests have not always given good results . So you should check that the adapter supports your device (not all meet the USB-specific C) before making the purchase