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 have become 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 and 2 Pro – characteristics
x1 HDMI 4K 60Hz (x2 on Pro) x1 DisplayPort 4K 60Hz (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, a 90-degree USB-C adapter, a USB-C to micro-USB adapter, and a USB-C to USB-A adapter. and a Lightning charging adapter.
The bottom half features an ejector and slots for storing two SIM cards, three SD cards and two TF cards.
Omnicase 2 and 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.
This is confirmed by a quick drop test, and a few knocks on the case show that the Omnicase 2 is a bit hollow inside and mostly plastic, so we recommend keeping it safe during transport.
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 useful 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.
Descriptions are provided on the underside of Omnicase 2 Pro.
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 delivers what it should.
Omnicase 2 Pro in use.
Omnicase 2 & 2 Pro – occupies 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 issue with build quality, the Omnicase 2 offers maximum compactness and portability thanks to its large number of ports and adapters.
Omnicas 2 and 2 Pro – Pros
Useful adapters for device conversion Plenty of ports on both models Applications for travelers and photographers SD card adapter and storage
Omnicase 2 and 2 Pro – Cons
Build quality issues, especially with the magnetic compartment. Special care may be required during transport.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Where to buy Omnicase 2 and 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.