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Best USB-C Hubs for Google Pixel Slate

The Google Pixel Slate is light, luxurious, and lacking in ports. There's a USB-C port on each side of the tablet, a POGO keyboard connection at the bottom, and nothing else. While Bluetooth peripherals can get the job done most of the time, you should really grab a USB-C hub for that rare instance when you need to plug up an old flash drive or — heaven forbid — a wired mouse and keyboard. USB-C has been around long enough that we are finally starting to have some trustworthy hubs that don't cost an arm and a leg, and these are our the ones we trust with our peripherals and our Pixel Slates.

I'll admit, the VAVA Docking Station (opens in new tab) is a bit much, but most USB-C desktop switches on the market today cost well over $150 bucks without offering nearly as many ports, let alone a Qi fast charger. Most of us need a USB-C hub that can fit in our pockets, though, and the one that's been gracing mine quite happily for a year is the AUKEY CB-C59 (opens in new tab). It's the same size as my wallet, but buying one doesn't empty my wallet.

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.