The OWC Thunderbolt 4 docking station has three open ports which can be used for Thunderbolt or USB-C devices. Other World Computing This story is part of CES , where our editors will bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets from the fully virtual S 2021 CE.
If you have a newer laptop that doesn't have as many ports as you want, device manufacturer section Other World Computing has a new Thunderbolt 4 docking station that you might be interested in plugging in things like storage devices, network cables, headphones, and external monitors. The $ 249 docking station works with Macs running the new Big Sur operating system from Apple andWindows laptops powered by 11th generation Intel Core processors (named Tiger Lake) - the only laptops that support the new Thunderbolt 4 version of Intel's broadband connection technology.
Docking stations come in handy when you want to connect your laptop to a group of devices when you get to work or home office. the cable plugged into a single laptop port can accommodate a wide range of peripherals.
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A major improvement with Thunderbolt 4 is that you can now plug multiple Thunderbolt devices into a hub or dock instead of just one. OWC 's new Thunderbolt docking station features three portss Thunderbolt and you can also plug USB-C devices into it. Thunderbolt 4 should also perform more reliably on Windows laptops, but its maximum speed of 40 gigabits per second is unchanged from Thunderbolt 3.
OWC 's new Thunderbolt Dock , announced this year online only CES , has the following: three Thunderbolt 4 ports which also accept USB-C peripherals; a fourth Thunderbolt port attached to the PC and provides up to 90 watts of charging power; an old-fashioned USB-A port operating at relatively slow USB 2 speeds, suitable for devices like keyboards; three USB-A ports operating at faster speeds of 10Gbps; one gigabit Ethernet port; one SD card slot; and one 3.5mm audio port for headphones or microphones.
Each Thunderbolt port on the docking station Home can handle up to two 4K displays or one 8K display.
Other OWC devices at CES 2021
OWC also announced several other products at CES:
The Envoy Pro FX rugged external hard drive, available in sizes from 240GB to 2TB, plugs into USB-A, USB-C and Thunderbolt ports. This will be a av ailable in January. Costs are $ 169 USD for 240GB, USD 199 for 480GB, USD 299 for 1TB, and USD 479 for 2TB. The drives are dust and water resistant and can transfer data at 2,800 megabytes per second.
The data track USB-C Travel Dock E two 3.2 USB-A Gbps ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, one SD card reader, one Gigabit Ethernet port and one USB-C port to connect your laptop's power adapter, it will be available before the end of March.
The U2 Shuttle , 3.5-inch drive enclosure accommodates up to four drivesSSDs based on M.2 NVMe flash memory. All four storage modules can be connected as RAID devices for better data protection. The $ 149 U2 Shuttle, available in January, connects to computers with a U.2 port and select OWC storage devices.
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