Native Union SMART Hub Bridge Charger

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  • Overview

    The Native Union SMART Hub Bridge charger lets you charge six iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices simultaneously via three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, and two Type-B power outlets. Its smart IC technology auto-detects your device's input to ensure charging at maximum speed. The charger also offers over-voltage and short-circuit protection for guaranteed safety.

    Highlights

    Total output of 5.4A, 27W

    Three USB-A ports (up to 2.4A per port) and one USB-C port (up to 3A)

    Two Type B power outlets (US/Canada)

    Smart IC technology auto-detects your Apple device's output to ensure charging at maximum capacity

    8 foot (2.4 m) braided power cable

    Stylish fabric on front surface

    Sophisticated circuit design with over-current protection (OCP), over-voltage protection (OVP), and short-circuit protection (SCP)

    What’s in the Box

    Native Union SMART Hub Bridge Charger

    Tech Specs

    Cable Length: 7.87 ft./2.4 m

    Power Source: AC

    Height: 4.13 in./10.5 cm

    Width: 2 in./5 cm

    Depth: 1.38 in./3.5 cm

    Weight: 9.17 oz./260 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: SMHB-GRY-FB-US

    UPC or EAN No.: 846654018554

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One year

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

    • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
    • iPad (6th Generation)
    • iPad (5th Generation)
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd Generation)
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st Generation)
    • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
    • iPad mini 4
    • iPad mini 3
    • iPad mini 2
    • iPad mini (1st Generation)
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad Air (1st Generation)

    Watch Models

    iPod Models

    • iPod touch (6th Generation)
    • iPod touch (5th Generation)
    • iPod touch (4th Generation)
    • iPod nano (7th Generation)
    • iPod shuffle (4th Generation)
  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Convenient for home and travel

      I have a MacBook Pro, MacBook, Apple Watch, and iPhone 8. I travel with the MacBook, watch, and iPhone. With just this Charger and correct cables I am able to e I have a MacBook Pro, MacBook, Apple Watch, and iPhone 8. I travel with the MacBook, watch, and iPhone. With just this Charger and correct cables I am able to eliminate all of the unique charging bricks for each device. I am planning to buy another just for home use to help clean up power cables and wire clutter.

      • Written by Steven V from Naples

      88 of 93 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Convenient for home and travel

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Carry fewer power adapters

      I originally bought this to travel with but have decided to keep it at home because it looks so nice (love the braided cord with the 90 degree connection to the I originally bought this to travel with but have decided to keep it at home because it looks so nice (love the braided cord with the 90 degree connection to the wall). Everything about the product screams quality, from the materials to the packaging. I'm using it with various iOS devices and a 15" MacBook Pro. I plug the MacBook Pro power adapter into one of the side outlets and charge my iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch via the USB connections. The charger does not produce enough power to charge the battery of the MacBook Pro via the USB-C connector but even with the original MacBook Pro power adapter plugged into the side it is much cleaner than the power strip I was using with all the individual power adapters coming out of it.

      • Written by David H from Falls Church

      47 of 50 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Carry fewer power adapters

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Be aware of what you are buying

      "MACBOOK CHARGING LIMITATION: USB-C Port will NOT re-charge a Macbook or Macbook Pro when the device is in use. Will allow slow charging of a Macbook or Macbook "MACBOOK CHARGING LIMITATION: USB-C Port will NOT re-charge a Macbook or Macbook Pro when the device is in use. Will allow slow charging of a Macbook or Macbook Pro while asleep and will reduce battery drain while in use" Not sure why anyone would buy a "charger" that doesn't charge when you are using your laptop. enough said.

      • Written by Craig C from San Jose

      42 of 59 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Be aware of what you are buying

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Warning: USB-C input suspect; see reviews; NOT for iPad Pro 2018

      Other reviews note the same problem I had... I just reported this to Apple Support. My new 2018 iPad Pro 12.9 does not probably charge when I plug the cable Other reviews note the same problem I had... I just reported this to Apple Support. My new 2018 iPad Pro 12.9 does not probably charge when I plug the cable it came with directly into the USB-C input on this Native Union SMART Hub Bridge Charger. When I also use the AC adapter that came with my iPad Pro, and plug THAT into the Native Union and plug my iPad Pro cable into this adapter, it's fine -- the charge holds steady and the device charges at a sufficient rate. So, this may just be a very expensive adapter with three USB A inputs and two 3-prong AC inputs. I just spoke to two Jasons at Apple Support. One is a senior tech person. What I learned is, even though this is an Apple-certified product, because it pre-dates the new 2018 iPad Pros, it has not been certified for that product. It could not have been, actually, since it pre-dates it. This could be a problem, and I hope Apple tests it thoroughly and pulls it from its stores and Web site if it is not 100% up to snuff. I am also contacting Native Union directly so they are aware of this problem.

      • Written by Paul K from New York

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Warning: USB-C input suspect; see reviews; NOT for iPad Pro 2018

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Won't work internationally

      The specs fail to mention that this only operates with 110V AC, not a more universal 100-240V AC. This means it cannot be used overseas, where the voltage is mo The specs fail to mention that this only operates with 110V AC, not a more universal 100-240V AC. This means it cannot be used overseas, where the voltage is more commonly 220V. I would have not purchased this if I had known.

      • Written by Corwin L from Portland

      10 of 16 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Won't work internationally

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not a bridge, not a hub, not a real MBP charger

      This only acts as a trickle charger for MacBooks. The physical Apple stores sell this as an alternative to the standard wall charger, however it is ONLY effect This only acts as a trickle charger for MacBooks. The physical Apple stores sell this as an alternative to the standard wall charger, however it is ONLY effective as a trickle charger... WHEN THE MacBook is not in use. You cannot run & charge your MacBook with this device. 1 star because as many others have pointed out: it is not a hub. It is not a bridge. It is also not a real charger. Per their website, but not on the physical packaging: "It does have a MACBOOK CHARGING LIMITATION: USB-C Port will NOT re-charge a Macbook or Macbook Pro when the device is in use. Will allow slow charging of a Macbook or Macbook Pro while asleep and will reduce battery drain while in use." - Native Union

      • Written by Christopher M from Chevy Chase

      13 of 20 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not a bridge, not a hub, not a real MBP charger