New USB-C dock lets you connect up to eleven devices simultaneously

It's an ideal solution for the 2015 MacBook, as well as other computers and devices that support USB-C. The dock will be released in silver, space gray and gold. Out of the eleven ports on offer, one is for USB-C connections, five fully-powered USB 3.1 generation 1 ports, including two high-power USB Type-A ports to quickly charge your mobile devices.

As well as the USB connectivity, there's also one full-speed gigabit ethernet port, a single HDMI port, SD card reader and two audio ports (one for audio in and the other for audio out). A neat feature of the dock is how it doesn't rely on power from a MacBook, thanks to the included 80 watt power supply. This prevents the hub from being underpowered.

The OWC USB-C dock is currently available for pre-order (opens in new tab) and deliveries are expected later this year. The accessory is priced at $129 during the pre-order period.

WOODSTOCK, IL – June 8, 2015 – Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the OWC USB-C Dock. Available for immediate pre-order, the new OWC USB-C Dock provides a complete connectivity solution for the 2015 Apple MacBook and other computers that utilize USB-C ports.

Available in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold, the OWC USB-C Dock provides eleven ports and enables essential everyday peripheral connectivity. Users will be able to charge devices, connect a display, add external storage, import photos from an SD card, utilize wired Gigabit Ethernet connections, connect their favorite audio accessories, and even power their MacBook, all through a single USB Type-C cable.

The OWC USB-C Dock includes eleven ports for easy connectivity:

  • Five fully-powered USB 3.1 Generation 1 ports, including: two high-power USB Type-A ports for fast mobile device charging, two USB Type-A ports, and one USB Type-C port.
  • One full-speed Gigabit Ethernet port adds high-speed wired networking support for use when speed and stability are essential.
  • One HDMI port provides connectivity for an external display, including support up to 4K resolution.
  • One Secure Digital (SD) card reader to easily transfer photos, video or other content from an SD card.
  • Two audio ports, including audio in and audio out.
  • One USB-C port for connecting to your MacBook or other USB-C-enabled host machine.

Power for your MacBook. And more.

Included with every OWC USB-C Dock is an 80 watt power adapter. This is in contrast to other dock solutions relying on the power adapter that ships with the Apple MacBook, resulting in insufficient and unreliable power for many bus-powered USB peripherals. The included 80 watt adapter shipping with the OWC USB-C Dock is capable of powering not only the new MacBook but also all of the USB peripherals users will directly attach. As an added benefit, users can keep the original Apple MacBook 29 watt power supply in their bag for when they are on the go.

"...puts all other docks to shame." The OWC USB-C Dock has been developed by the same design team that developed the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock, which has been critically acclaimed by customers and product reviewers. Selected as a Finalist in the 2015 Stevie Awards, a premier business award program, the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock has a customer rating of 4.9/5.0. Derek Kessler, Managing Editor of Mobile Nations, stated "OWC's Thunderbolt 2 Dock puts all other docks to shame."

"The OWC USB-C Dock is at the cutting edge of technology and design, giving our customers the absolute most from their new MacBook with eleven high-performance ports and an impressive 80 watts of power," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. "USB 3.1 is an exciting new standard of connectivity, and I am very excited that OWC continues to deliver innovative solutions at the forefront of possibility, just like the all-new OWC USB-C Dock."

Availability and Pricing

The OWC USB-C Dock is currently available for pre-order at Delivery of the dock is scheduled for the fall of 2015. The OWC USB-C Dock is priced at $129.00 for a limited time during the pre-order period.

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Rich Edmonds
  • I'm surprised at the price. Most thunderbolt docks/hubs were $250+. If I were in the market for this device I would like a monitor with all of this built in.
  • Yeah $129 is a pretty reasonable price; I'd definitely consider one if I find myself needing those ports.
  • Not bad but still prefer at least two built in ports.
  • Honestly I am still not a fan of USB-C. More so how Apple is using it. It kills one of the base features of Macbooks which was mag safe connector. I can not count the number of times that connection has been a life saver. Trip over the cord no problem disconnects protect the expensive piece of hardware. It was simple and did its job.
    USB-C while it is great in theory for getting a docking station like set up still does protect the computer from a cord being yanked out by accident. I really wish Apple did not make that change.
  • I directly disagree. The Magsafe port is the main thing I dislike about my MacBook. I often use it on the couch for various things. A small bump will disconnect the charger, if not drop it out of the port completely. This often happens when one of the kittens pounces me. I'm looking forward to a firmer connection.
  • No ThunderBolts?! I kinda need those for my two monitor setup.