The OWC Thunderbolt Hub offers three Thunderbolt 4 ports and a USB-A port from a single cable

Owc Thunderbolt Hub
Owc Thunderbolt Hub (Image credit: OWC)

What you need to know

  • OWC announced its new Thunderbolt Hub.
  • It takes a single Thunderbolt port and turns it into three.
  • There's a single USB-A port for those people who need it.

For the first time, there's a hub that takes a single Thunderbolt 4 port and turns it into multiple Thunderbolt ports. Oh, and a USB-A port as well.

The new OWC Thunderbolt Hub might be designed for PCs with Thunderbolt 4 ports, but there are plenty of reasons to pay attention to it in the Mac world. For starters, it's likely future Intel Macs will use chips that support Thunderbolt 4 and even if they don't, there's always Apple silicon down the line. And anyway, who doesn't get excited about new hubs like this?

When we do get a Mac with Thunderbolt 3 support, we're in for a treat.

Owc Thunderbolt 4 Hub

Owc Thunderbolt 4 Hub (Image credit: OWC)

You can connect and charge nearly anything via this compact hub through a single port on your Thunderbolt 4 equipped PC. Dual 4K displays or one 5K/6K/8K display, high-performance storage including NVMe solutions, A/V mixers, phone or tablet, even desktop accessories like a keyboard or mouse are all fair game. Accessories with past, present or future USB or Thunderbolt interfaces — all connect to the OWC Thunderbolt Hub.

Just, you know. Ignore all that PC stuff.

That all sounds pretty stellar and you can pre-order a fancy new OWC Thunderbolt Hub direct right now. It'll cost $149 when it ships in late October.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.