Computers & Networking

OWC’s New Thunderbolt Dock Massively Expands Functionality


OWC has released their new Thunderbolt Dock to massively expand the functionality of your Thunderbolt-equipped computers. PC’s with Thunderbolt 4 connections as well as M1 Macs and Thunderbolt 3 equipped Macs once they are upgraded to the new Apple MacOS 11 ‘Big Sur’ can utilize this new dock. What does it do? Let’s break it down.

The front of the dock has an SD card slot, a USB 2.0 connection, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Thunderbolt 4 host port for your laptop. This host port will deliver 90 watts of power to charge the computer. The back has a power port, three more Thunderbolt 4 connections, a Gigabit Ethernet connection, and three USB 3.2 ports. All USB and Thunderbolt ports can power connected devices and the Thunderbolt ports also support USB devices and monitors. The Ethernet connection means you can hardwire the OSWC Thunderbolt Doc for stable and reliable internet on all your devices.

The connections can be used to add storage, devices, or up to two 4K displays or one 5K/6K/8K display. You can create three separate device chains, so you can remove devices from one chain without affecting or disconnecting the others. The OWC Thunderbolt Dock features both a Kensington Security Slot and Nano Security Slot for anti-theft cabling.

The OWC Thunderbolt Dock is available for order now through MacSales.com for $249. If you do not have a Thunderbolt-capable computer, OWC has other docks that work with your computer. Check them out!

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