How to charge Macbook 2015 and use USB simultaneously

The new Apple Macbook 2015 comes with a single USB C port so how would you charge a Macbook 2015 and use the USB at the same time? The solution is to use the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter that Apple sells for 79 dollars. This is how it looks like. It adds three connections: USB-C, HDMI and USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports. The USB-C can be used for charging and another USB can be used for connecting peripherals.

Macbook 2015 charge usb port

We saw every one complaining about not being able to charge the Macbook 2015 and use another peripheral such as Mouse as the same time. The answer is yes, you can do it but you will have to cough 79 dollars to add that functionality. We really hoped Apple included the $ 79 accessory in the box but alas, it does not.

charge Macbook 2015 and use USB

The Apple’s idea is that this is supposed to be a universal port and if you would be connecting many peripherals, then we suggest getting another USB to 4 port USB hub. We found one that retails for mere $ 6 so there is no point in not getting one.