In 2016, the line of Apple laptops lost most of the interface connectors, replaced by USB Type-C. Various adapters appeared on the market to “return” the necessary ports, but often they are not very convenient in operation. The startup solution DGRule is very different from its counterparts - the original accessory is almost invisible on the laptop case.
The idea of DGRule is to fix the hub directly under the laptop case - it is held by connecting to two opposite USB Type-C ports. Another advantage of the accessory is that after installation, the laptop leans forward a bit, which facilitates working at the computer and reduces the load on the wrists when printing.
The dock list includes USB Type-C with support for charging up to 100 W, three USB 3.1 ports, slots for SD and microSD, HDMI, miniDisplay Port, a 3.5 mm audio jack and Thunderbolt 3. Once securing the accessory to the laptop it is no longer necessary to remove it since the DGRule is thin and easily fits in a bag with a laptop.
The developers of DGRule planned to raise $5,000 at the Kickstarter crowdfunding site to start production. As a result, they managed to attract investments in the amount of $170,000. The cost of the “invisible” hub is $69. The company planned its first deliveries in March 2020.