Zendure SuperHub Quick Review

The SuperHub from Zendure aims to find a place in your tech bag with it’s promise of being the single point charger for your laptop and phone as well as a data hub and HDMI passthrough. Is it worthy of that coveted bag space? Perhaps. Read on to learn about my experiences using the SuperHub.

DESIGN

I was quite pleased when I opened the package to find the SuperHub to be smaller than expected. It’s about the same size as a fat deck of cards and has a nice heft. The thing feels solid. All of the corners are rounded and the casing is made from sturdy plastic. The review unit I received is a pearly white but it is also available in black.

On one side is the single power port for the included 1.5 meter power cord. I appreciated the extra bit of length as I kept it plugged in behind and under a bed and chair. The other side has two USB C , one USB A, and a full size HDMI 4K/60Hz port. The ports are well spaced and I was able to use them all simultaneously.

CAPABILITY

My first tests of the SuperHub were simply to use it as a charger. Both USB C Ports are USB PowerDelivery capable. One at 18 watts and the other at 30. That makes the SuperHub ideal for simultaneous charging of a laptop and phone.

The SuperHub supports USB 3.1, so you get a max throughput of 5 Gbps. I had no problem accessing a USB A DataTraveler drive attached to the hub while also charging my Matebook X Pro laptop and OnePlus 7 Pro phone.

The only real hitch I ran into is the HDMI capability. I tested HDMI output with my laptop and that worked perfectly. I was able to mirror/extend my desktop, watch videos, and everything else one would expect. Unfortunately, the SuperHub only supports HDMI output for Samsung Dex and Huawei PC Mode supported phones. Connecting a OnePlus 7 Pro or LG G8 did nothing except cause the phone to lock up, requiring a hard reset. I don’t have any Dex or PC Mode devices so I was unable to test this fully.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I really like the SuperHub as a charger and occasional data transfer or laptop secondary display hub. I was really looking forward to testing LG’s PC desktop mode on the G8 and was sorely disappointed that it isn’t supported. It’s a nice compact, solid feeling charger and does a nice job of

So is it worth buying? Perhaps at the Kickstarter price of $49 and if you have a compatible Samsung or Huawei phone. If you don’t care about extending your phone display it’s still nice to use with a modern laptop. It’ll be harder to justify at a higher post-Kickstarter price point. If you are interested, check it out over at Kickstarter.

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Robert Daniels

I'm a long-time tech and gadget enthusiast that currently uses Android, Windows 10 Mobile, and iOS devices. I'm always interested in ways to improve my family's life with new devices and services, though my beautiful wife might just say I'm addicted to playing with gadgets.