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CES 2018: Kingston Digital Releases 7-in-1 USB Type C Hub

  • Nucleum Hub Adds Functionality to Newer MacBooks with Limited Ports
  • 7 Additional Ports From 1 USB-C Connection
  • Reduced Electromagnetic Interference


Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced today the launch of Nucleum, a 7-in-1 Type C USB hub. Nucleum is the ideal hub for newer MacBooks as it provides extra USB-C and USB-A ports as well as HDMI and SD/microSD card slots.

Nucleum, with its multiple ports, is built to handle all of the familiar accessories consumers have such as mice, keyboards and even a second monitor. Users can be more productive as all seven ports can be engaged at the same time. Nucleum users can power up a MacBook® while also running an external hard drive and charging an iPhone® simultaneously.

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can sometimes occur between USB 3.0 ports (on any device or system) and Wi-Fi devices such as routers or wireless mice and keyboards. Broadband noise generated from the USB 3.0 data spectrum can impact wireless radio receivers broadcasting at 2.4GHz when both are in close proximity. EMI on Nucleum is mitigated due to its shielding and unique port placement. Shielding was placed on the USB ports and the layout for both USB Type A and C are opposite each other instead of side by side. This reduces the possibility of EMI and the physical placement allows greater room between ports to help account for plugs and power adapters of different sizes.

“The demand for accessories to complement more host devices using Type C connectors is growing,” said Valentina Vitolo, Flash Business Manager – EMEA, Kingston®. “The idea behind Nucleum was to create a portable, easy to use and ‘all-in-one’ hub giving customers a well-rounded product that fits their on-the-go needs. We believe this is the one accessory you need to take with you everywhere.”

Nucleum is available in the United States now and will expand to the United Kingdom and select countries in the Asia-Pacific region later in Q1. It is backed by a two-year warranty, free live technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit


Nucleum Features and Specifications:

  • More pixels: Need to work on something larger? We’ve added 4K HDMI output to your new notebook.
  • Power pass through: Get more juice for your iPhone®, Bluetooth headphones, and other devices
  • Fill it up: Want to use all your connected devices at once? No problem, plug everything in and get creating!
  • Portable: The convenient size means you can bring the USB-C hub wherever you need it.
  • Creation station: Shoot, ingest and edit your footage wherever you are using the SD and microSD slots.
  • Made to match: Nucleum is designed to complement your new MacBook.
  • Multiport adapter: No need to carry around multiple dongles to connect your devices.
  • Product Dimensions (without cable): 127mm x 45mm x 14.2mm (5″ x 1.77″ x .56″)
  • Product Dimensions (with cable): 4mm x 45mm x 14.2mm (10.88″ x 1.77″ x .56″)
  • Weight: 4g (3.2 oz.)


Nucleum (part #: C-HUBC1-SR-EN)


·       USB-C (power input)

·       USB-C (data)

·       HDMI

·       USB-A (x2)

·       SD

·       microSD

HDMI Standard

v1.4 (Supports 4K)


Data: USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s)


Data: USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s)

Power: 5V/1.5A

SD Card Reader


microSD Card Reader

microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I

Power Delivery Pass through  

Up to 60W


*MacBook and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call +44 (0)1932 738888 or visit

Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

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Kingston PR Team
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