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Omnicase 2 & 2 Pro
3.5/5 Buy in Jsaux
The Jsaux Omnicase 2 and 2 Pro offer a functional USB-C hub, as well as an adapter and SD card storage, but the build quality could be a little better.
USB-C hubs C steels are extremely useful for both work and play. They can enhance the capabilities of your MacBook, Nintendo Switch or iPad, increasing performance and improving gaming settings.
The ability to charge your device, connect a keyboard and mouse, and import information via USB drives and SD cards shows the convenience that a USB-C hub can offer.
Jsaux primarily sells USB hubs and accessories for the Steam Deck. Designed for remote workers, students, and content creators, the Omnicase 2 and 2 Pro improve on their predecessors with more ports and more storage.
The regular Omnicase 2 is a 10-in-1 hub, while the Pro version is 12-in-1 with an additional HDMI port, a display port, and a USB-C 3.0 port. With so many ports, it's clear that Omnicase 2 is designed primarily for productivity.
Omnicase 2 & 2 Pro Specifications
- 1 HDMI 4K, 60 Hz (x2 on Pro)
- x1 DisplayPort 4K, 60 Hz (Pro only)
- x1 USB-C Power Delivery port
- x1 RJ45 Ethernet port
- x1 USB-C 3.0 (Pro only)
- x2 USB-A 3.0
- x1 USB-A 2.0
- x1 SD card reader
- x1 TF card slot
- x1 3.5mm jack
As for the Omnicase 2's built-in storage, the top half houses a USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C 90 degree adapter, USB-C to micro-USB adapter, USB-C to USB-A adapter, and Lightning charging adapter.
The bottom half is equipped with an ejector and slots for storing two SIM cards, three SD cards and two TF cards.
Omnicase 2 & ; 2 Pro – Usage and Performance
Both hubs are relatively compact for the number of ports they provide, and can be carried in your pocket if necessary. However, we recommend storing the Omnicase 2 in a bag, as if dropped, the magnetic compartment may break and your adapters and cards may fall apart.
A quick drop test confirms this, and a few knocks on the case reveal that the Omnicase 2 is a bit hollow inside and mostly plastic, so we recommend keeping it safe while in transit.
However, this is a portable set of products considering that you can fit so many things in this space.
Both Omnicases handle heat well, even though both models have plenty of ports. This is especially important since users don't want the SD and TF cards inside to get damaged.
A notable detail is that port descriptions are provided at the bottom of the hub, which can help differentiate the charging port from the USB-C port intended for the host device.
The HDMI and DisplayPort ports work well, and the Pro has the added potential of mirroring your MacOS device to other monitors or projectors. Another benefit of the Pro is the additional USB-C port, which we used a lot on our keyboard during our review.
Even in the regular version, the adapters included with the Omnicase 2 can help convert your devices from USB-C to USB-A or micro-USB. The 90 degree adapter is also very useful for making the most of your desk space.
The Ethernet port provides decent speeds and does what it should.
Omnicase 2 & 2 Pro – fills a good niche
Omnicase 2 may also be of interest to travelers, photographers and creative people who require multiple SD and TF cards for their workflow. Overall, the Omnicase 2 and 2 Pro provide a practical and versatile solution, adding the unique capabilities of USB-C hubs.
Despite a slight build quality issue, the Omnicase 2 offers maximum compactness and portability thanks to a large number of ports and adapters.
Omnicase 2 & 2 Pros – Pros
- Useful adapters for converting devices
- Lots of ports on both models
- Applications for travelers and photographers
- Adapter and SD memory card
Omnicase 2 amplifiers; 2 Pros and Cons
- Problems with build quality, especially with the magnetic compartment
- May require special care during transportation
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Where to buy Omnicase 2 & 2 Pro
The Kickstarter for Omnicase 2 was successfully completed in June, and Omnicase 2 and 2 Pro are available to order from the Jsaux store for $69.99 for the regular version and $99.99 for the Pro version.