Would it be possible for someone to make a hub that we can slot expansion cards into? I know you can buy USB-C/Thunderbolt hubs, but if we brought some more expansion cards (say Micro-SD, 2xUSB-A and a HDMI) and we wanted to use them alongside the ones in the laptop, then if there was a hub that they could be slotted into which would then be connected to a USB-C expansion card on the laptop, that would be great!
Sounds rather like a generic USB-C hub would do what you want, EXCEPT that the sockets on those tend to be too close together to put FW expansion cards in side-by-side. Should work if you don’t mind using extension cables from the hub to the cards.
@Ian_Darwin nice idea! I hadn’t thought of that one! Still, it would be nice if someone could make a custom hub and sell it on the marketplace. This way compatibility with features such as DP over USB-C would be guaranteed.
Maybe a hub with the USB-C connections stacked long side parallel, rather than tandem.
The 3D printed case in another post, would be a good start.
See also the official Google USB hubs https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/chrome-enterprise/introducing-works-with-chromebook-docking-stations They work with Mac or Windows so probably any OS.