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Power your peripherals with Accell’s new Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station


The new Access Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station expands your laptop or desktop's connectivity.
The new Access Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station expands your laptop or desktop's connectivity.
Photo: Accell

Accell launched its newest Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station on Wednesday. The company said the Intel-certified hub provides high speed data transfer, dual 4K or 8K external display capability and 96W of power delivery (PD) to quickly charge multiple peripherals.

Accell Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station connectivity

Accell upgraded its Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station power technology for greater connectivity. It outfitted the hub with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4 port, three USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A ports, one USB 2.0 Type A port, one SD 4.0 UHS-II card reader, one 3.5mm audio combo jack and a gigabit Ethernet port.

With 40Gbps bandwidth, the Thunderbolt 4 certified docking station supports high-speed data transfer, 8K video, power delivery and more. The station supports a single 8K@30Hz or, for most Mac users, dual UHD 4K@60Hz external monitors using any two of the DisplayPort 1.4 and Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Power to your peripherals

The upgraded hub enables more flexible charging options than before. In addition to the hub’s 96W PD, it also supports 15W of power to peripherals via Thunderbolt 4 ports as well as charging via USB-A ports.

Accell said it also views compatibility as key. The docking station works with macOS 11 (Big Sur and newer) on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 ports. And it also works with Microsoft Windows 10 (RS4 and above) and Microsoft Windows 11 Thunderbolt 4 enabled laptops (Intel Evo platforms).

“We are immensely proud of the newest generation of our Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station and the power in delivery technology that comes with it,” Accell Vice President of Sales & Marketing Tenny Sin said. “To increase PD, while not sacrificing data transfer, video and connectivity, is a testament to the hard work we’ve done to provide a best-in-class experience for our loyal customers.”

Key features

Accell noted the dock has several main benefits and key features.

  • Expanded ports. The dock equips users to increase the number of devices connected to a laptop or desktop computer. For instance, they can connect a keyboard, a mouse, an external monitor and an SSD to the dock. Then they connect the dock to a computer with a single Thunderbolt 4 cable.
  • Cable management. Users can keep their workstation organized and reduce cable clutter with just one cable going from the dock to their desktop or laptop.
  • Seamless throughput. With a bandwidth of 40Gbps, the Thunderbolt 4 ports make it easy for users to connect gadgets and use them at optimal speeds.
  • Mobility. Easily detach one cable instead of three or four provides users to relocate their devices.

The Access Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station will retail for $299 and become available on December 6, 2021, the company said.

Price: $299

Where to buy (as of December 6): Accell

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