Elgato’s Thunderbolt Dock has a few unique features that are appropriate for a company that makes video accessories for Apple devices. First, there’s an HDMI port around back, and second, the USB ports put out enough juice to charge your iPad at a decent speed.
In fact the dock seems made for folks who work with audio and video. The dock is powered by a 12V, 5A supply, and around the back there are two Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3.0 ports, plus Ethernet and HDMI. That alone is useful for viewing and shifting big files over a local network.
On the front of the slick-looking aluminum-clad hub are headphone, mic and a third USB port so you don’t have to struggle plug in less-used extras.
The whole setup looks almost perfect for podcasters, but anyone with a MacBook who wants some AV power at their desk without a bunch of cable-wrangling will be happy with this thing.
How much? $230, or €230, depending on where you live.