OWC Unveils New Thunderbolt 3 Dock That Adds 13 Ports to Your MacBook

OWC Unveils New Thunderbolt 3 Dock That Adds 13 Ports to Your MacBook

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OWC today introduced the all-new Thunderbolt 3 Dock with 13 ports, up to 40Gbps of bandwidth, and the capability to power the new 2016 MacBook Pro.

For anyone concerned with the limited port options on new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs or PCs, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is the ideal solution for connecting a wide variety of existing and future devices including external hard drives, webcams, audio interfaces, Ultra HD displays, wired networks, and more.

“With our critically-acclaimed Thunderbolt 2 Dock and USB-C Dock, OWC defined a new standard in providing more connectivity at a time when new computers were shipping with fewer ports,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. “The all-new Thunderbolt 3 Dock is the best expansion solution we’ve ever made, offering the incredible speed of Thunderbolt 3 technology coupled with 13 ports of connectivity, perfect for getting the most out of the new 2016 MacBook Pro.”

OWC Unveils New Thunderbolt 3 Dock That Adds 13 Ports to Your MacBook

All Your Devices. Incredible Performance. One Cable.
At twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2, OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock takes full advantage of the cutting-edge performance of Thunderbolt 3 technology with throughput up to 40Gb/s. As a result, the new Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers more ports than ever, including 13 ports of connectivity and the capability to charge mobile devices, connect multiple 4K displays, add external storage (including legacy devices like FireWire drives), import photos and videos from SD cards, access wired networks via Gigabit Ethernet, connect audio accessories, and even power the new 2016 MacBook Pro – all through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Extreme Connectivity with 13 Ports
● (2) Thunderbolt 3
○ Two USB-C ports
○ Daisy chain and power up to 5 Thunderbolt 3 devices
● (5) USB 3.1 Gen 1
○ Including two high-power USB Type-A ports for fast mobile device charging
● FireWire 800
● Gigabit Ethernet
● mini DisplayPort
● SD Card reader
○ Easily transfer photos and video from an SD card
● Audio combo port
○ For headphones or microphones
● S/PDIF digital audio

Availability and Pricing
The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is currently available for pre-order at the link below. Deliveries of the dock will begin in February 2017. The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is priced at $279.00 for preorders. It ships with a .5 meter Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s USB-C cable.

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OWC Unveils New Thunderbolt 3 Dock That Adds 13 Ports to Your MacBook
jkljkl - November 5, 2016 at 5:02am
you should configure it as a fusion-drive performance will go way up
Seka - November 4, 2016 at 7:04pm
Great! So add another $279.00 to your cheap new Mac Book Pro!
wurtz - November 4, 2016 at 1:36am
I see what you mean but there is definitely a middle-ground. It's simply unrealistic to put all of the current ports on the side. These more powerful laptops can now handle powering many devices such as 3 monitors. But to have multiple displayport and hdmi ports on the macbook would be unnecessary for most users. I agree though that it's too early for them to remove EVERYTHING and only include usb-c thunderbolt 3. They should have left one usb-3 and one hdmi in my opinion.
wurtz - November 4, 2016 at 3:07am
Yes. Agreed.
wurtz - November 4, 2016 at 3:31am
Yes. And related to what you just said about upgrading: Apple is making it more and more difficult (impossible) to upgrade any of their products. Gluing the batteries in and soldering the memory to the mobo... I'm about to upgrade the ram and ssd in my mid-2011 MacBook Air using OWC hardware. It's going to make this tiny old laptop relevant for a few more years. I don't use it for graphics (obviously) or anything too intense but I take it everywhere and it's great for streaming video to TVs and projectors via mini-display port to hdmi.
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