Anker 535 - USB-C hub for the Apple iMac

With the Anker 535 USB-C Hub for the Intel and M1 iMac you can equip your Apple computer with additional connections without cable clutter. To do this, you connect the adapter to one of the Thunderbolt ports and clamp it to the housing. This way, you don't have to search for ports on the back of the iMac if you want to use a USB-C port, USB-A ports, or memory card slots. Thanks to USB 3.1 Gen 2, 10 Gbit/s are supported and thanks to SD 4.0 with UHS-II, card content can be transferred at up to 312 MB/s. 

Abbreviation: Here you go directly to the accessories

You can clamp the Anker 535 Hub to the Apple iMac and then use five connections for USB devices, hard drives, memory sticks, scanners, printers, SD cards and microSD memory cards. Easily connected to the Thunderbolt port without cable clutter.

You can clamp the Anker 535 Hub to the Apple iMac and then use five connections for USB devices, hard drives, memory sticks, scanners, printers, SD cards and microSD memory cards. Easily connected to the Thunderbolt port without cable clutter.

Anker 535 - Thunderbolt hub with USB-C, USB-A, SD and microSD

The Anker 535 Hub is specially made for Apple's iMac and can be used with both the older Intel models (with Thunderbolt connection) and the current M1 model. The different dimensions of the computers are not a problem, because the Anker 535 Thunderbolt Hub can be installed individually using a screw and clamp mechanism. The following five connections are then available on the front:

  • 1 x USB-C with USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps; 7,5W power for charging devices)
  • 2 x USB-A with USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps; no device charging possible)
  • 1 x SD card reader with SD 4.0 UHS-II and 312 MB/s
  • 1 x microSD card reader with SD 4.0 UHS-II and 312 MB/s
Anker 535 USB C Hub (5-in-1, for iMac), 2 USB-A 10 Gbit/s data ports, USB-C 10 Gbit/s port,...
  • DESIGNED FOR iMAC: Designed to work with both older and new iMacs to provide flexible ...
  • 5-IN-1: Connect your iMac Thunderbolt port and enjoy expanded connectivity for SD and...
  • HANDY DESIGN: No more awkward stretching or reaching to access the ports on the back of iMac...

Alternatives and even more connections

Anker isn't the only manufacturer offering USB-C hubs for the Apple iMac. Already in November 2021 I have you a model by Satechi presented. It is intended for the M1 iMac and, in addition to USB-C, SD and microSD, even comes with three USB-A ports - and at a similar price. The same connectors are available for Intel iMacs and the iMac Pro with another accessory from Satechi. This is significantly cheaper. If the connections for peripherals and storage media are not enough for you, then take a look the anchor 563 station at. This offers ten connections, among others HDMI and DisplayPort.

Satechi USB-C Clamp Hub - USB-C data port, USB-A 3.0 data, Micro/SD card reader -...
  • DESIGNED FOR 24" IMAC - Designed exclusively for 2021 iMac models (24") to optimize your USB ports for ...
  • EVERYTHING WITHIN REACH - Gives you back your frequently used connections to conveniently access a ...
  • EASY INSTALLATION - The updated design attaches securely to the bottom with its adjustable knob...
Satechi Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Pro with USB-C data connection, USB-A 3.0 data, Micro/SD...
  • DESIGNED FOR IMAC - Designed exclusively for iMac Pro and iMac (2017 and later) models with Thunderbolt 3...
  • EVERYTHING WITHIN REACH - Quickly adds USB expansion ports to the front of your computer for convenient ...
  • USB-C CONNECTOR - securely connects to your iMac's Thunderbolt 6 port via a 3-inch shielded USB-C cable.
Anker 563 USB-C Docking Station (10-in-1), Triple Display Docking Adapter for M1 MacBooks, Dual...
  • THE ULTIMATE EXPANSION: Turn a single USB-C port on the laptop into 2 HDMI ports, 1 DisplayPort, 1 ...
  • DISCOVER TRIPLE DISPLAY: Thanks to the dual HDMI connections and the DisplayPort, you can now use 3 screens with ...
  • NEED FOR SPEED: Supports up to 100W charging power for your laptop - that's more than enough juice to charge USB-C laptops...
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2 comments

  1. Jurgen Schmitt says:

    Don't all the hubs presented cover the speaker output?

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Yes that could be. Unfortunately I don't have a current iMac here and I don't know exactly where the ports are hidden.

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