OWC's latest Thunderbolt dock takes high-speed ports on the road

OWC’s latest Thunderbolt dock takes high-speed ports on the road

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OWC's latest Thunderbolt dock takes high-speed ports on the road
You aren't tied to the office by the OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock.
Photo: OWC

The OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock offers eleven ports in a range useful types, and is designed for portability. That sets it apart from typical Thunderbolt docks that are too bulky for travel.

The device was announced at CES 2023, going on now in Las Vegas.

OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock is ready for business trips

Thunderbolt accessories pull a lot of power. That means they typically come with an external power supply the size of a brick.

Not the OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock. Its power supply is integrated into the main unit so all that’s needed is a power cord. That greatly simplifies traveling with the device.

But it doesn’t skimp on ports. There’s a pair of high-speed Thunderbolt/USB-C ones, plus three USB-A ports, two of which support 10 Gbps file transfers.

The dock’s HDMI port can handle up to 8K, though Macs currently top out at 6K. The features list also includes an SD card reader, 2.5G Ethernet and a 3.5mm audio jack. A separate Thunderbolt port sends up to 90w of PD power to the host computer.

“The elimination of those big, bulky power adapters has always meant customers had to accept lower productivity for portable docks,” said Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO of OWC. “We’ve developed our Thunderbolt Go Dock with virtually every modern accessory and need in mind to provide connectivity empowerment no matter when or where users need it.”

The OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock is now available for pre-order on OWC.com for $399, and will start shipping in April.

The product is compatible with Mac, iPad, PC, Chromebook and Android.

Rival Satechi took the wraps off its own Thunderbolt dock at CES 2023, as did Kensington.  And Plugable introduced one with a whopping 16 ports.

Source: OWC