The studio has an Apple Macbook with one USB-C port on it. To resolve the problem is simple, there are several models of USB-C conversion units on the market. The large 14-in-1 simply acts as a laptop pedestal and it provides a wide array of connectivity. It can also be placed beside the machine as desired however the cable is rather short. The 14-in-1 usually sells for about $60 postage paid.

The PD connector can tolerate the Apple 90W charger or anything in that realm. The MacBook only needs 28W so the rest of the power is available for USB-A and USB-C ports etc.

The HDMI port is convenient when in hotels were the projector is available. While the MacBook has a 3.5mm audio port, the use of Bluetooth has rendered that port largely obsolete.

The 14-in-1 dock enables broad range of capabilities for the MacBook. There are a lot of competing models for every market segment, the 14-in-1 is simply the largest model available with the richest array of ports. Large capacity USB-A sticks are low cost and they can be used for the Apple Time Machine feature. In time low cost USB-C sticks will replace USB-A sticks but the move will be slow as the installed base of USB-A is staggering.

The 14-in-1 will work with any machine sporting a USB-C port. The unit was procured for a MacBook but today lots of machines are short on ports over and above Apple. The move to very thin machines has affected the design substantially.