MakerSpot is proud to announce the 2nd generation and also the world’s first – Raspberry Pi Zero Docking Hub. The handy Raspberry Pi Zero docking hub allows you to add an extra five USB ports, Ethernet connection and audio to the tiny PC if required. The latest design builds on the technology used in the company’s first 4-Port stackable USB Hub HAT for Raspberry Pi Zero with the pogo pin approach back in March 2016.
The Raspberry Pi Zero Docking Hub comes with five USB host ports and adequate spacing between each port to accommodate USB devices with wide base width and height. Like the 1st generation, the new docking hub takes main power from one single micro USB port and supplies regulated power to the USB hosts and the docked Pi Zero. The new docking hub also come with a built-in 10/100BaseT Ethernet port and a 3.5mm bi-directional audio jack. Installation would takes only seconds and no soldering is required.
Early Bird supporters can receive one Pi Zero USB Docking Hub for CA$20 ($15.51 USD). Kickstarter exclusive price after that will be CA$25 ($19.39 USD). For a pledge of CA$33 ($25.60 USD) supporters will receive a complete package which includes one Pi Zero USB Docking Hub, one Clear Case Protector, one 5v2.4A USB Power Adapter (with plug options UL / EU / UK / AU) and one 5-ft Micro USB Cable with On-Off Switch. Kickstarter exclusive price after that will be CA$38 ($29.48 USD).
- 5 x USB 2.0 host and charging ports with independent circuit protection
- One 10/100BaseT Ethernet port
- One 3.5mm bi-directional audio jack supporting recording and playback
- One micro USB power input port taking up to 2.3A current
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3 and Raspberry Pi Zero W
For full specifications and more information jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page via the link below.