It’s two years since I upgraded to an M1 Pro MacBook Pro, and it’s the best Mac I’ve ever owned. The fast M1 Pro chip, the 120Hz ProMotion display, and a great keyboard, it’s all I want from a laptop. It’s only when I use all three of the Mac’s USB-C ports, that a problem occurs.
You see when I connect my Mac to an external monitor, an Ethernet port, and a USB-A to USB-C adapter all at once, everything becomes cluttered for my Mac. Wires for each of these are everywhere on the desk, and there’s not much more I can do. Now that I've spotted this 9-in-1 USB-C dock by Anker for $119, down from $149 before Black Friday has even begun, my mind is already wild with the prospect of all the peripherals I could plug into my Mac with this dock.
Plug it in for 20% off
The dock features the following ports:
- Headphone jack
- 3 x USB-A ports
- USB-C port
- USB-C port for charging
- 4K HDMI Port
- 4K Display Port
- Gigabit Ethernet Port
All this dock requires is to be plugged into the mains of an office or wherever there’s a socket nearby, a USB-C port from your Mac, then you can go to town with this dock.
No more will I have to ration a USB-C port, to decide if I should use an Ethernet adapter or a USB-A accessory. Now, it’ll be a matter of taking the dock with me, and simply using what’s available to me at that moment. I can’t wait.
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Daryl is iMore's Features Editor, overseeing long-form and in-depth articles and op-eds. Daryl loves using his experience as both a journalist and Apple fan to tell stories about Apple's products and its community, from the apps we use everyday to the products that have been long forgotten in the Cupertino archives.
Previously Software & Downloads Writer at TechRadar, and Deputy Editor at StealthOptional, he's also written a book, 'The Making of Tomb Raider', which tells the story of the beginnings of Lara Croft and the series' early development. He's also written for many other publications including WIRED, MacFormat, Bloody Disgusting, VGC, GamesRadar, Nintendo Life, VRV Blog, The Loop Magazine, SUPER JUMP, Gizmodo, Film Stories, TopTenReviews, Miketendo64 and Daily Star.