The new HyperDrive Dual 4K HDMI 3-in-1 USB-C Adapter and HyperDrive Dual 4K HDMI 10-in-1 USB-C Hub include support for “4K HDMI extended video output over a single USB-C connection.” Hyper says it achieved this by using a “Hybrid USB Display design that combines DP Alt Mode and Silicon Motion InstantView plug-n-play video technology that does not require software drivers.”
One of the biggest limitations of Apple’s M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro is that you can only connect one external display. Popular accessory maker Hyper is out with a new HyperDrive accessory designed to remedy this problem, but there are some limitations.
This means that the HyperDrive Dual 4K HDMI dongles can take one USB-C port on your M1 MacBook Pro or MacBook Air and power two external 4K displays. The limitation, however, is that only one of those displays will support 4K at a 60Hz refresh rate. The other display will only run at 4K with a 30Hz refresh rate.
HyperDrive Dual 4K HDMI 3-in-1 USB-C Adapter
Here are the specs for each of Hyper’s new dongles.
HyperDrive Dual 4K HDMI 10-in-1 USB-C Hub
Hyper’s new Dual 4K HDMI adapters come at a cost, however.The 3-in-1 version will run you $129.99, while the 10-in-1 hub version will run you $199. Both are available to order today from Hyper’s website.