VISTAR: 10-in-1 USB-C Hub for Macbook, PC, USB-C devices
VISTAR: 10-in-1 USB-C Hub for Macbook, PC, USB-C devices

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About

When Apple incorporated the type C port on MacBook Pro, many abstained from the system for its lack of standard ports. Featuring only USB-C ports, in a world still dominated by standard USB, buyers of the new MacBook Pro would be limited by the I/O. One solution would be to dongle everything, but that could make for an inconvenient carry.

While USB-C ports may be standard in the coming few years, now that most new laptops (including Windows) have dropped legacy ports, many people still rely on external hubs, adapters, and cables to get their older gear working with newer devices. Most Type-C hubs or docks in the market are missing crucial ports or fail to work.    

We hoped to help improve this plight with a versatile and resilient multiport solution that could satisfy everyone’s USB-C needs.    

VISTAR solves the primary issue that comes with buying a USB-C laptop – Ports. Encased in a compact aluminium block, VISTAR delivers incredible versatility providing ten ports of connectivity and power to your workflow in a surprisingly small package. The full-featured connectivity companion you've been waiting for - Uncluttering your workflow, your desktop and your life.

Featuring 10 ports, VISTAR delivers more connectivity and power by enabling you to add a plethora of devices of all ages to your USB-C equipped laptop, just by using one Type-C port.   

Lightweight and portable, VISTAR features 4 display ports that support crystal clear 1080p and 4K UHD video outputs, an SD and micro-SD card slot to transfer photos / videos and multiple ports for USB-3.1 and USB-C for data transfer and power delivery – the possibilities are endless. Vistar is the quintessential companion for any USB-C laptop.    

VISTAR delivers more connectivity, more power, and charging capability than ever before all at superspeed so that all your connected devices perform at their maximum.   

With two SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Type-A ports, this multiport Hub has plenty of room for your additional peripherals. Simultaneously connect up to 2 USB-A peripherals (eg. Keboards, mice, speakers, hard drives or thumb drives) to a USB-C enabled laptop and quickly transfer documents, video and music files at up to 5 Gb/s.

You can also charge your devices through any of the two USB-A ports. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.

Utilizing the latest USB Type-C chips, VISTAR offers two USB Type-C ports:   

1. USB Type-C Power Delivery port - allows you to charge your MacBook or USB-C equipped PC (using the original laptop power adapter) while using VISTAR, ensuring your laptop remains fully charged while you’re using all the other functions of the hub. Delivering up to 87W of power to your connected devices, VISTAR supports fast laptop charging for both 13” (61W) and 15” (87W) MacBook Pro models. This port cannot be used for data transmission.

2. USB Type-C 3.0 port - supports only data transfer rates up to 5Gbps providing utra convenience for users to add their iPhones, iPads, USB-C storage and more to their laptop.

VISTAR delivers the ultimate monitor experience providing every port you need for every USB-C situation you might encounter. Connecting an HDTV, 4K LED Monitor, 1080p projector or a legacy monitor to your MacBook or PC has never been easier.    

Featuring 4 Display ports, VISTAR enables you to mirror or extend the display of your laptop in up to 4k UHD @30Hz resolution through the HDMI port, DisplayPort and miniDisplay port and 1080p @60Hz resolution through the VGA port.   

VISTAR enables you to easily access photos either from your camera’s SD card or data from your mobile’s microSD card on your USB-C laptop at data transfer speeds of up to 104 MB/s.

 

VISTAR has been designed to deliver the ultimate connectivity companion in both form and function. It’s sleek and slim, solid, stylish and extremely versatile in order to fit into any demanding workflow without compromising on quality or performance.  

Precision milled premium aluminum enclosure, polished chamfered edges and built-in 120mm/4.7in flexible USB-C connector cable all come together to make a beautiful seamless design.  

Available in the same colors: Space Gray and Silver as MacBook & MacBook Pro, VISTAR is a great looking complement to your laptop. It’s tough enough to make for a great travel companion and compact enough to fit into any workspace without fuss – simply slide it into your pocket, bag or suitcase. 

 

  

Since the initial conceptual design in June 2016, the VISTAR team has spent more than a year to prepare the VISTAR project. 

Through initial rounds of improvements based on trial productions, we not only ensured full-functionality of VISTAR, but also managed to make it user friendly and up to the requirements of premium accessories for MacBook Pro users. 

   

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The above video demonstrates a fully functional pre-production VISTAR with all ports working - HDMI display, USB-C Power delivery, USB-C data, SD, microSD, USB flash drive and USB hard drive.

 

     

VISTAR is designed and built from the ground up to the highest standards of quality, reliability and performance. It's rigorously tested and backed by our 1-year Warranty. For more details, see the warranty section of our website.    

     

     

     

      

We are a team of friends, Apple fans and users, engineers, designers, problem solvers, and explorers. We are bound together with one sole purpose in mind: create stuff to simplify and enhance everyday living!    

Our product offerings are results of solutions that we seek while experiencing the problems with the existing systems around us. We constantly strive to make human experiences better and more fulfilling.

We have designed many products/ solutions in the past which have been great success stories globally.

Here is another offering form us!

 

 

  

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We expect to deliver VISTAR with uncompromising quality to backers according to our timeline. The prototypes are almost ready to go, but there are still many challenges that could pop up at any time.

With an experienced team of engineers and manufacturing specialists, we can minimize risks and challenges to meet the estimated delivery time. However, if there are unintended delays during the manufacturing process we will always be transparent and inform our backers, then plan an appropriate course of action.

Please note that International backers will be responsible for paying any duties or taxes levied in their home country.

Thank you for your support!


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