Anker or Amazon (Does .1 matter)?

So I need an adapter with Ethernet and extra USB ports. Now I love anker and all but unless i missed something the only choices really are Anker 3 port with Ethernet via USB C. Or oddly enough Amazon 3 port with Ethernet via USB C. Now like I said I love Anker. Just had #ankersupport come through in a big way for me. But the amazon one is cheaper and supports 3.1, whereas Anker’s only does 3.0. Does that .1 really matter? . Am I just being an idiot for even considering it? Help. Lol

Ouch. Reading the reviews for Anker’s…not good.

USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 are basically the same thing. Sometimes.
:dizzy_face::open_mouth::astonished::flushed::woozy_face:

Sounds crazy but it’s true. USB 3.0 has been renamed USB 3.1 Gen 1.
And what was previously USB 3.1 has been renamed USB 3.1 Gen 2.
Here’s a pretty good explanation:
https://www.msi.com/blog/usb-3-1-gen1-gen2-explained

Looking at the two items, they are both capable of 5 Gbps, meaning that they are both USB 3.1 Gen 1.

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Thanks. But what about the bad reviews?

You’re sort of on your own on that one. Seems like many of the critical reviews are more than 2 years old, so maybe the quality control has improved since then.

Or I’d get this one instead:

Has everything you want plus an HDMI port.
After you clip the coupon, it’s cheaper than the Anker that you linked.
It has better reviews.

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Cool. I skipped that one because I don’t need another HDMI or SD port. But if the price is lower WTH! Thanks