CalDigit has announces its first Thunderbolt 4/USB4 specific product: the Element Hub. It’s not only Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 compatible, but is also Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C (USB 3.2, 3.1) compatible.
With the Element, you can have up to four Thunderbolt ports on hubs or docks. When connected to a Thunderbolt or USB4 computer the spare Thunderbolt ports on the Element Hub can be used to connect Thunderbolt, USB4 or USB-C (3.2,3.1) devices. When connected to a USB-C host computer the Thunderbolt ports can be used to connect USB-C (3.2,3.1) devices.
When connected to a Thunderbolt or USB4 host computer, the spare Thunderbolt 4/USB4 ports can be used to connect a single monitor up to 8K resolution, and for anyone looking to add dual displays the Element Hub supports up to two 4K 60Hz monitors.
The four USB-A ports on the Element Hub all offer 10Gb/s performance for connecting fast USB accessories to the device. If you need to add USB-C accessories, you can always connect them to the Thunderbolt ports on the back of the device.
The Element Hub provides up to 60W laptop charging. When not connected to a computer the device’s eight ports can be used to offline charge all of your USB-C and and USB-A accessories.
You can pre-order the Element Hub in the U.S. and UK today via the CalDigit Online Stores for a discounted price (US$139.99 instead of $179.99) for a limited time. The Element Hub will be shipping in the U.S. in mid-February. It will be shipping in the UK, Europe, Asia, and Australia in March 2021.