Elgato's multi-port docking station, Thunderbolt, has been updated to support connecting to USB-C devices, charge your MacBook Pro, and work with 5K displays. The Thunderbolt 3 Dock (opens in new tab) goes on sale June 6.
Apple made the decision to rid the MacBook Pro of all but one type of connection port, the USB-C. You can get one with two or four ports, but all of them are USB-C. So, dongles it is. Elgato's Thunderbolt 3 Dock really makes it all good again.
It has three USB-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB-C ports that can handle one 5K display at 60Hz or two 4K displays at the same time (4096 x 2160 pixels), a display port that supports the DisplayPort connection a 3.5mm stereo audio port for your headphones, and a 3.5mm input for your microphone. Yes, it has it all.
The built-in charger can juice up your MacBook Pro with 185W of power and the USB-A ports are capable of charging your iPhone or iPad as if it were plugged into the wall.
You can add the Thunderbolt 3 Dock to your Amazon wish list (opens in new tab) and sign up to receive an email when it's available to purchase. The previous version, the Thunderbolt 2 Dock is still available (opens in new tab) for about $190.
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Will you be testing this dock? What about Lenovo's dock? I'd like to know if that works with the MacBook. http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/docking/universal-cable-docks-u...
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