Promise Technology today announced the launch of its new TD-300 Thunderbolt 3 dock, which is designed for Apple’s latest MacBook Pro models with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3.
The TD-300 features five USB 3.0 ports (three at the back and two at the front), two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an audio in/out port, and an HDMI 2.0 port.
There are a range of Thunderbolt 3 docks on the market now, but Promise Technology’s TD-300 includes a good number of ports and an SD card slot, something that we’ve only seen on OWC’s TB3 dock. A Thunderbolt 3 cable and power adapter are also included.
Promise Technology’s dock [...]
Sonnet Technologies this week launched a Thunderbolt 3 to dual HDMI 2.0 adapter compatible with Mac and Windows PCs.
The plug-and-play adapter enables the connection of up to two 4K Ultra HD displays with HDMI 2.0 to a single Thunderbolt 3 port at 60Hz on computers such as the 2016 and later MacBook Pro.
The adapter is powered by the computer it is plugged into and also supports monitors with lower resolutions such as 1920×1080 and 1920×1200.
The adapter is available now for a suggested price of around $90 in the United States on Sonnet’s website and Amazon. By comparison, StarTech and Plugable currently sell equivalent adapters on [...]
For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with CalDigit to offer MacRumors a chance to win one of the company’s TS3 Thunderbolt Station 3 docks.
The TS3, designed to connect to Apple’s most recent Thunderbolt 3 Macs, features a sleek ribbed aluminum enclosure and adds a range of functionality to machines like the MacBook Pro with its wealth of ports.
At the back, the TS3 offers two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, two eSATA ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a DisplayPort, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. At the front, there are audio in and audio out jacks, along with a third USB 3.1 Type-A port. All of the ports are accessible through a single connected [...]
I’ve covered a lot of Thunderbolt 3 docks in recent months, but there’s one more upcoming model that’s worth taking a look at. The TBT3-UDV is Plugable’s upcoming flagship Thunderbolt 3 dock, featuring five USB 3.0 Type-A ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort, stereo in/out, and a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports. The dock isn’t available for purchase yet, as Plugable is still awaiting Thunderbolt certification, but the company tells me it’s aiming for an early October launch assuming the certification comes through in a timely fashion.
In the box, you’ll find the typical components including the dock itself, an external power brick, and [...]