Friday, November 4th 2016

OWC Announces the 13-port Thunderbolt 3 Dock for New MacBook Pro

OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today introduced the all-new Thunderbolt 3 Dock - the latest in its award-winning lineup of connectivity expansion solutions. Now available for pre-order, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers exceptional flexibility and connectivity with 13 ports, up to 40Gb/s of bandwidth, and the capability to power the new 2016 MacBook Pro, all in an elegant, industrial design. For anyone concerned with the limited port options on new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs or PCs, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is the ideal solution for connecting a wide variety of existing and future devices including external hard drives, webcams, audio interfaces, Ultra HD displays, wired networks, and more.

"With our critically-acclaimed Thunderbolt 2 Dock and USB-C Dock, OWC defined a new standard in providing more connectivity at a time when new computers were shipping with fewer ports," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. "The all-new Thunderbolt 3 Dock is the best expansion solution we've ever made, offering the incredible speed of Thunderbolt 3 technology coupled with 13 ports of connectivity, perfect for getting the most out of the new 2016 MacBook Pro."
At twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock takes full advantage of the cutting-edge performance of Thunderbolt 3 technology with throughput up to 40Gb/s. As a result, the new Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers more ports than ever, including 13 ports of connectivity and the capability to charge mobile devices, connect multiple 4K displays, add external storage (including legacy devices like FireWire drives), import photos and videos from SD cards, access wired networks via Gigabit Ethernet, connect audio accessories, and even power the new 2016 MacBook Pro - all through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Extreme Connectivity with 13 ports
  • (2) Thunderbolt 3
  • Two USB-C ports
  • Daisy chain and power up to 5 Thunderbolt 3 devices
  • (5) USB 3.0
  • Including two high-power USB Type-A ports for fast mobile device charging
  • FireWire 800
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • mini DisplayPort
  • SD Card reader
  • Easily transfer photos and video from an SD card
  • Audio combo port
  • For headphones or microphones
  • S/PDIF digital audio
The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is currently available for pre-order at MacSales.com and other authorized resellers. Deliveries of the dock will begin in February 2017.

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is priced at $279.00 during the pre-order event. Plus, it ships with a free .5 meter Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s USB-C cable-valued at $24.95.
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20 Comments on OWC Announces the 13-port Thunderbolt 3 Dock for New MacBook Pro

#1
chinmi
Looks like the pro gonna need this to be more pro pro.
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Chaitanya
So solution to CrApples port culling is this ugly and heavy mess added to bag. Would love to hear fanboys explain stupid logic.
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#3
GreiverBlade
ohhh look a Leap Motion ... wait ... oh it's not that it's just a TB dock

a truly innovative design ... yes yes ...

surprising ... i though Apple would copy that .... not OWC ... oh well it's Apple's fault :laugh:
Chaitanya
So solution to CrApples port culling is this ugly and heavy mess added to bag. Would love to hear fanboys explain stupid logic.
for once i can agree with you ... (although the design is not ugly ... the Leap motion was beautiful and light ... ok smaller than that [censored] nonetheless... and not the same use also :laugh: ) but i would also love to hear fanboys logic to that :roll:
chinmi
Looks like the pro gonna need this to be more pro pro.
more like "so so" than "pro pro"
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Chaitanya
So solution to CrApples port culling is this ugly and heavy mess added to bag. Would love to hear fanboys explain stupid logic.
No, this stays on your desk, and while it's short on video outs, it's just a docking station. Your bag will need an abundance of dongles.
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#5
GreiverBlade
Frick
Your bag will need an abundance of dongles.
which is not necessarily better .... in regard of Apple's accessories pricing ... :laugh:
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#7
Sabishii Hito
I have a Windows laptop with a TB3 port, theoretically this should work with any machine sporting the USB-C connector with Thunderbolt 3 right?????
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#8
Steevo
Appul is bhettar guise!!!! When will you all listen and believe!!!
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#9
Chaitanya
GreiverBlade
ohhh look a Leap Motion ... wait ... oh it's not that it's just a TB dock

a truly innovative design ... yes yes ...

surprising ... i though Apple would copy that .... not OWC ... oh well it's Apple's fault :laugh:



for once i can agree with you ... (although the design is not ugly ... the Leap motion was beautiful and light ... ok smaller than that [censored] nonetheless... and not the same use also :laugh: ) but i would also love to hear fanboys logic to that :roll:


more like "so so" than "pro pro"
The dock itself it quite good looking, the problem is now there is another power brick to attach other than all the dongles, cable adaptors needed to carry in bag just to use normal day to day things like monitors, projectors, external drives and memory cards.
Frick
But they have a discount! You'll literslly save dollars!

arstechnica.com/apple/2016/11/apple-temporarily-cuts-prices-on-all-usb-c-cables-and-accessories/
Even if those items are discounted they still cost money and not built into the device itself. It seems like there is a thin line between being innovative and arrogant dick and Apple has been the later this time around.
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#10
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Chaitanya
So solution to CrApples port culling is this ugly and heavy mess added to bag. Would love to hear fanboys explain stupid logic.
It's a dock, not a freaking portable adapter. If you can sit down at your desk and plug a single cable in to be connected to everything at your desk, including power and the monitor, I would call that pretty slick.

If all you people can do is whine about the price tag, then maybe you've forgotten this is designed for Apple products. No shit they're going to be expensive, a laptop that can use this practically starts at 2,000 USD. Someone who is overly concerned about money won't be using this anyways, so why complain about it? For someone with hardware that can actually use this, it's great for a desk. When I go into work, I plug in about 5 different things into my laptop at my desk. A dock like this would make it more like 2.
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#11
TheGuruStud
Aquinus
It's a dock, not a freaking portable adapter. If you can sit down at your desk and plug a single cable in to be connected to everything at your desk, including power and the monitor, I would call that pretty slick.

If all you people can do is whine about the price tag, then maybe you've forgotten this is designed for Apple products. No shit they're going to be expensive, a laptop that can use this practically starts at 2,000 USD. Someone who is overly concerned about money won't be using this anyways, so why complain about it? For someone with hardware that can actually use this, it's great for a desk. When I go into work, I plug in about 5 different things into my laptop at my desk. A dock like this would make it more like 2.
Plenty of dumb, broke dick, college kids have these expensive play toys. They'll be crying when mommy and daddy won't give them another 250 dollars just for dongles lol. Apple is nickle and diming people worse than M$ with the xbox 360. And they'll fall for it just like they always do.
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#12
Ferrum Master
This thing costs almost like a console...

It is allmost like blackmail...
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#15
Caring1
btarunr
For anyone concerned with the limited port options on new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs or PCs, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is the ideal solution
Sabishii Hito
I have a Windows laptop with a TB3 port, theoretically this should work with any machine sporting the USB-C connector with Thunderbolt 3 right?????
Tells you in the O.P.
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Sabishii Hito
Caring1
Tells you in the O.P.
Missed that, they didn't make it very apparent. I may have to try this one.
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#17
Hayder_Master
Lol Apple, the don't put the ports in the laptops even the laptop is so expensive, but still steal the dumb users and sell the ports as a "dock" maybe price at $200 at least.
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#18
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
TheGuruStud
Plenty of dumb, broke dick, college kids have these expensive play toys. They'll be crying when mommy and daddy won't give them another 250 dollars just for dongles lol. Apple is nickle and diming people worse than M$ with the xbox 360. And they'll fall for it just like they always do.
So you're whining about a 250 dollar dock for a laptop that retails starting at 2k USD? Most "common" people who use Apple products don't plug their laptop into much more than power but, the people who do are like me where they have at least 1 if not two cables for monitors, one for ethernet, one for the keyboard, and one for power (forget anything extra you ever need to plug in.)
natr0n

Chaitanya

How cute, GN is over there. ;)
Hayder_Master
Lol Apple, the don't put the ports in the laptops even the laptop is so expensive, but still steal the dumb users and sell the ports as a "dock" maybe price at $200 at least.
People who are spending north of 2k USD on a laptop probably don't have as much of a problem with a $250 dollar dock and I suspect that you'd never buy an Apple product with that kind of attitude. I'm clearly dumb because I have an Apple product provided by work despite being a software engineer. If given the option, I choose Apple and OS X for two reasons:
  1. It's a Unix so I have all the tools I need from the get-go to start developing. I don't need to install anything short of maybe docker or the latest Java.
  2. Apple products usually just work. I don't have time at work to go screwing around with a laptop with a Linux install if a kernel update breaks it or something. When I open my laptop, it better just work because I'm getting paid to do my job, not fix my laptop.
What's funny is probably every single one of you don't have one of these new Apple laptops and probably have no intention to get one whereas I've been using an Apple product for work for the last 5 years and now that I'm switching companies I'm being, yet again, presented with the option of an Apple laptop (not on my dime,) and if I do get one of these laptops (which I will,) I can tell you that the only bad thing about this product I notice is its price tag which we already know because any product that targets Apple owners has a price premium.
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#19
phanbuey
Aquinus
So you're whining about a 250 dollar dock for a laptop that retails starting at 2k USD? Most "common" people who use Apple products don't plug their laptop into much more than power but, the people who do are like me where they have at least 1 if not two cables for monitors, one for ethernet, one for the keyboard, and one for power (forget anything extra you ever need to plug in.)


How cute, GN is over there. ;)

People who are spending north of 2k USD on a laptop probably don't have as much of a problem with a $250 dollar dock and I suspect that you'd never buy an Apple product with that kind of attitude. I'm clearly dumb because I have an Apple product provided by work despite being a software engineer. If given the option, I choose Apple and OS X for two reasons:
  1. It's a Unix so I have all the tools I need from the get-go to start developing. I don't need to install anything short of maybe docker or the latest Java.
  2. Apple products usually just work. I don't have time at work to go screwing around with a laptop with a Linux install if a kernel update breaks it or something. When I open my laptop, it better just work because I'm getting paid to do my job, not fix my laptop.
What's funny is probably every single one of you don't have one of these new Apple laptops and probably have no intention to get one whereas I've been using an Apple product for work for the last 5 years and now that I'm switching companies I'm being, yet again, presented with the option of an Apple laptop (not on my dime,) and if I do get one of these laptops (which I will,) I can tell you that the only bad thing about this product I notice is its price tag which we already know because any product that targets Apple owners has a price premium.
Actually, I have 2 MacBook pro 15" retina (the first version and the 2015 updated) and I also prefer them for development... But there is no point in defending a bad product. The new MacBook pros are bad. Most mac users will agree that they are bad for a variety of reasons, also the mac pro is all but dead.

There was another company that used to make user-hostile decisions, until they got rid of their CEO *ahem* Steve Ballmer... and all of the sudden their products stopped being bad.

Might be time for Tim Cook to hit the bricks.
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Chaitanya
Aquinus
So you're whining about a 250 dollar dock for a laptop that retails starting at 2k USD? Most "common" people who use Apple products don't plug their laptop into much more than power but, the people who do are like me where they have at least 1 if not two cables for monitors, one for ethernet, one for the keyboard, and one for power (forget anything extra you ever need to plug in.)


How cute, GN is over there. ;)

People who are spending north of 2k USD on a laptop probably don't have as much of a problem with a $250 dollar dock and I suspect that you'd never buy an Apple product with that kind of attitude. I'm clearly dumb because I have an Apple product provided by work despite being a software engineer. If given the option, I choose Apple and OS X for two reasons:
  1. It's a Unix so I have all the tools I need from the get-go to start developing. I don't need to install anything short of maybe docker or the latest Java.
  2. Apple products usually just work. I don't have time at work to go screwing around with a laptop with a Linux install if a kernel update breaks it or something. When I open my laptop, it better just work because I'm getting paid to do my job, not fix my laptop.
What's funny is probably every single one of you don't have one of these new Apple laptops and probably have no intention to get one whereas I've been using an Apple product for work for the last 5 years and now that I'm switching companies I'm being, yet again, presented with the option of an Apple laptop (not on my dime,) and if I do get one of these laptops (which I will,) I can tell you that the only bad thing about this product I notice is its price tag which we already know because any product that targets Apple owners has a price premium.
Thanks to restriction put by Apple for iOS developers, I have 2 retina Macbook pros and 1 iPad in my office. Along lots of nvidia cards used for neural networks and AMD cards used for other compute tasks.
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