Plugable's new Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C dock puts dual-monitor outputs, Ethernet, and more on your desk

Plugable Tbt3 Udc1 Thunderbolt Dock connected to Macbook
Plugable Tbt3 Udc1 Thunderbolt Dock connected to Macbook (Image credit: Plugable)

What you need to know

  • Plugable's Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual Display Docking Station is here.
  • It can push graphics to two 4K DisplayPort screens and that's just the start.
  • A single Thunderbolt 3 cable turns into ten individual ports.

Plugable's hot new Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C dock is now available and it's definitely not short of ports. Using the included Thunderbolt 3 cable you'll take one port on your computer and expand it to nine new ones. And two of them can power 4K DisplayPort displays.

Expansion is most definitely the order of the day here, with Plugable giving you pretty much everything you could want. That includes:

  • 2x DisplayPort
  • 2x USB-C (10Gbps, Data Only)
  • 1x USB (10Gbps)
  • 2x USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Headset Audio Jack

Plugable Tbt3 Udc1 Thunderbolt Dock connected to Macbook with display

Plugable Tbt3 Udc1 Thunderbolt Dock connected to Macbook with display (Image credit: Plugable)

It kind of helps that it isn't a bad looking bit of kit, too. Nobody wants to have a big hunk of tech sat on their desk but Plugable has done a good job of making this thing sleek and, dare I say it, pretty. As pretty as a box of holes can be.

You can get your very own dock right now for $179. It's sold under the pithy name TBT3-UDC1, so just follow our link instead. It's probably easier!

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.