The issue with the lack of USBs on MacBook Pro is solved with FlexiHub
Apple manages to bring out groundbreaking products year after year, thanks to the cutting-edge technologies used by the company. The highlights of 2016 are iPhone 7 and a new MacBook Pro; both of them have brought revolutionary changes. Some may even find them to be controversial, although isn’t it always the case with futuristic products?
What created a lot of hype around iPhone 7 is the lack of the headphone jack for the sake of making room for faster chips and a better battery.
What about MacBook Pro? Here the controversy lies in the lack of standard USB ports. For the first time MacBook Pro does not have a USB-A port, the standard port we are so used to. It features four USB-C ports that work as Thunderbolt 3 ports too. Okay, we know that USB-C technology is on the rise, but most of our peripherals are connected to MacBook via USB-A ports. How do we go about it then? Is there any USB Hub or adapter for MacBook Pro? There are a couple of software solutions to the problem – FlexiHub and USB Network Gate.
The applications allows you to access the contents and functionality of devices connected to USB ports on other computers in the network. Even though your latest MacBook Pro has no common USB ports at all, you can make use of any number of USB devices while working on it.
Step-by-step guide for accessing your old USBs from the latest MacBook
This is how you can do it:
- Register a FlexiHub account and start a free trial to be able to access remote devices.
- Download and install a corresponding FlexiHub version on every computer participating in the connection.
- Launch FlexiHub and sign in using your newly created login and password.
- Now, go to the remote computer to share a USB port there, for the ports you don't want to share press the 'Lock' button. If you need to unlock the device, press 'Unlock' button. Use ‘Connect’ button to access the USB 2.0 from MacBook Pro.
That’s it! You can use the contents and functionality of the remote USB device as if it were inserted locally. Plus, FlexiHub has a very useful feature - USB-C ports are also supported.
You don't need any long cables, additional settings or any hardware. Just insert the USB device on the remote computer and access it from your MacBook Pro.
FlexiHub is a versatile solution and you may set as many connections as you need. It is easy to use and easy to manage.