If you’re looking for the USB 3.0 Hub and Ethernet adapter in one device, you may found the perfect solution. Kanex has launched a new USB Ethernet adapter called the Kanex DualRole. This device offers you three USB 3.0 ports and one Gigabit Ethernet port. So, it is combines USB 3.0 Hub and Ethernet adapter, or name suggests, the 2-in-1 DualRole.
In case you may know, the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro with Retina Display were launched by Apple but both devices are lack the Ethernet port. You can add a Gigabit Ethernet port of your Macbook Air (or Macbook Pro Retina) with Kanex DualRole (as seen on picture) and you’ve still more USB port for connecting other peripherals.
The Kanex DualRole is a pretty complete feature, such as Wake-on-LAN support, twisted pair crossover detection and auto-correction, as well as Full-duplex and Half-duplex. In additional, Kanex DualRole is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8; Linux kernel 2.6.9 and later, as well as MAC OS 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8.
You can purchase the Kanex DualRole USB-powered (optional power adapter) for cost $69.
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Kanex DualRole, USB 3.0 Hub and Ethernet adapter in one