Are you thinking about picking up a Jeda Hub for your Tesla Model 3 or Y? Read on for installation tips and application use.
As noted in my post on Tesla issues and the accessories that fix them, the USB connectivity options are good, not great. With the ever-expanding need to connect and charge devices, more USB ports are always welcome. This is where the Jeda Hub comes in, an expansion option that looks like it came direct from the factory.
What is the Jeda Hub?
Simply put, Jeda Hub is a USB hub specifically designed for the Tesla Model 3 and Y. It expands the two factory USB ports to five, allowing you to connect and charge multiple devices at once. On top of that, the Jeda Hub includes a nifty hidden storage area meant for concealing your sentry and dashcam USB drive.
Jeda Hub Specs (2020 Model Y)
Depending on your Model 3 or Model Y, ports will vary. Please check the product compatibility guide for assistance.
- Two USB-A Input
- Three USB-A, Two USB-C output on the front
- One USB-A port inside hidden dashcam compartment
- Magnetic lid for easy access
- Short USB-A to USB-C cable for an SSD included
- Magnetic mounting plate for SSD included
- Compatible with Tesla and Jeda Wireless Pad wireless chargers
- Price: $79.00 (currently on $15 off with promo code hub15)
- Where to buy – GetJeda.com
Why Do You need a Jeda Hub?
USB ports have become a common feature in all new vehicles. The ability to connect your phone to not only charge but to power on-screen applications like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto has become the norm. Tesla, being a tech company more than a car company, certainly is ahead of the curve with its USB port offerings.
The Model 3 and Model Y includes two ports in the front and an additional two USB C ports for the backseat passengers. Although nice, the two ports in the front quickly get used up through the included wireless charging pad and by connecting a USB drive for sentry mode. Even though newer models have an additional port in the glove box for the sentry drive, you are still left with just one port free in the front.
I personally use the additional ports to charge my DLSR and GoPro camera batteries. I also intend to pick up a couple of USB game controllers before my cross-country trip this summer. This will allow for some two-player gaming while charging or camping along the way. Having the extra ports means these can be connected without have to shuffle devices or interrupt my camera battery chargers.
Jeda Hub Installation
Installing a Jeda Hub is literally plug and play. All you have to do is align the male ports on the back of the hub with the female connectors inside the console. The Jeda Hub fits very snuggly so be sure to align the ports carefully and press slowly. Once you feel is it in place you can push it firmly in place.
It can be a bit tricky to align but the obvious advantage of the tight fit is a seamless look once done. It really does look like it is a factory part and looks SO much better than having devices left dangling in the original ports.
Thoughts So Far
Although more pricey than picking up a cheap generic USB hub on Amazon, the clean design and snug fit make the Jeda Hub a no-brainer addition to any Model 3 or Model Y. I love the look and the fact that my center console is no longer a rats nest of cables. The added hidden storage for my sentry mode USB device is just icing on the cake. I highly recommend the Jeda Hub. Order yours today!
Jeda has a handful of interesting products including a MagSafe charging pad and an SSD solution that pairs perfectly with the Jeda Hub. Stay tuned as I will be reviewing these shortly.
What do you think? Do you use the Jeda Hub or any other Jeda products? Is there another accessory I should review? Let me know in the comments below!