Quite possibly one of the best products we have ever developed. This is something we've been wanting to do for a very long time. This brings laptop computing to a whole new level!! Some cell phones may also use this adapter (this comes with a new style USB C/Thunderbolt adapter!)
1) First and foremost - it grounds your laptop!
Based on extensive research and testing, it's our opinion that all laptops should be grounded when they are being used while plugged-in to the power (charger). The chargers generate too much high frequency electricity - and more of that will go through our bodies when the laptop isn't grounded (see this
video)!!! If they are in use on battery, then it's not necessary. But we all wind up using them plugged-in at some point - batteries wear out after lots of cycles and it's just impossible to run them off battery all the time.
2) Provides you with Ethernet (wired Internet)
Many newer laptops don't have Ethernet (LAN) ports nowadays. People have bought into WiFi so much that superior and safer wired networking has been brushed off. Plus newer laptops are getting thinner, so that's another reason they sometimes don't put an Ethernet port in them. Good news - they all have USB ports!!! So this adapter takes the USB port and turns it into a blazing-fast 1000 megabits per second (1 billion bits aka gigabit) Ethernet connection!
3) Gives you more USB 3.0 Ports (built-in hub)
Most adapters make you sacrifice an invaluable USB port in order to hook up Ethernet. Or you have to buy a clunky separate USB hub. Not anymore!!! This adapter has the hub built-in. The hub has 3 ports on it - so you actually keep your existing port and gain 2 new ones too! All while having Ethernet at the same time.
4) Grounds a shielded Cat6/Cat7 cable
Here is the real magic: we've been wanting to do THIS for a long time! Before we had to ground the laptop and then separately ground the Ethernet cable with a separate adapter. But now we've developed a way to do it all at once. This one-stop-shop adapter does everything! If you plug a shielded Ethernet cable (with the metal ends) into our Ultimate Ground USB to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with USB 3.0 Hub, it will also ground that cable for you! This puts the cable at the same electrical potential as your now-grounded laptop. This is by far our best recommended way to do computing!
Keep in mind we only recommend the shielded Ethernet cables we carry, because not all shielded cables are made the same! The category (Cat 7 for example) rating on cables has nothing to do with EMF exposure to humans - it is only about data transfer capabilities. So not all Cat 6/Cat6a/Cat7 cables are made the same. Stick with ours that you know you can rely on.
- Standard USB 3.0 (also compatible with older USB ports)
- 3 Port USB 3.0 hub built-in
- 1 x 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Ethernet Port for wired networking
- 1 x ElectraHealth 16-gauge 3-prong ground-only plug for grounding purposes
- Does NOT offer charging for the phone