OWC Announces New Thunderbolt 3 Dock Boasting 13 Ports – It’s Perfect for new MacBook Pro Owners

Posted in Accessories, Apple News, Mac on 03/11/2016 by Chris Hauk


OWC has announced the upcoming release of their new Thunderbolt 3 Dock, which offers 13 ports, including: Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 1, FireWire 800, Ethernet, mini DisplayPort, SD Card reader, combo mic & headphone port, and digital audio.

OWC Announces New Thunderbolt 3 Dock Boasting 13 Ports - It's Perfect for new MacBook Pro Owners

The Thunderbolt 3 Dock is now available for pre-order, and offers expanded connectivity for owners of the new USB-C-centric MacBook Pro lineup. The new 13-port dock offers up to 40Gbps of bandwidth, making it the perfect companion for the new Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pros. (It also work with 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. The new dock offers connectivity for charging mobile devices, connecting multiple 4K displays, adding external storage (including legacy devices like FireWire drives), importing photos and videos from SD cards, accessing wired networks via Gigabit Ethernet, connecting audio accessories, and even powering the new 2016 MacBook Pro – all via a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.

OWC Announces New Thunderbolt 3 Dock Boasting 13 Ports - It's Perfect for new MacBook Pro Owners

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The Thunderbolt 3 Dock’s 13 Ports Offer:

  • ●  (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

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is currently available for pre-order at MacSales.com and other authorized resellers. It is priced at $279.00 during the pre-order event. Plus, it ships with a free .5 meter Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s USB-C cable– valued at $24.95.

For more information, visit the OWC website.


Chris Hauk

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