The Kensington SD5780T is a desktop dock that connects to a Mac over Thunderbolt 4 at up to 40 Gbps. And it includes almost a dozen ports of various types to enable to everything from a mouse to a high-speed external drive.
The dock can also fast charge a MacBook.
Kensington SD5780T Mac dock: Boring name but lots of capabilities
“The SD5780T enables users of the latest MacBooks, Surface devices and other Thunderbolt 4-enabled laptops, to transform the device into a complete, high-performance desktop workstation using a single Thunderbolt 4 port,” promises Kensington.
There are two Thunderbolt 4 ports available to connect to accessories at up to 40 Gbps. These can also be used to connect a Mac to dual 4K monitors 60 Hz or two 1080p monitors at 120 Hz.
These ports are backward compatible with Thunderbolt 3, USB4 and USB-C.
Kensington also built in four USB-A 3.2 Gen2 (10Gbps) ports, three on the back plus one on the front that offers 5V/1.5A for charging devices. In addition, the dock includes a 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port, an audio combo jack and a UHS-II SD 4.0 card reader.
All this connectivity comes through a single 1-meter Thunderbolt 4 cable. Also, the host Mac can receive up to 96W for charging a MacBook from the dock.
The Kensington SD5780T is available now for $399.99.
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The company already offers USB-C hubs for users on the go, or who have have a smaller budget.