StarTech’s $405 Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with Full Power Delivery is one of the first (perhaps the first) docking stations on the market that provides full power delivery for Thunderbolt 3 enabled Mac and Windows platforms, so it’s perfect for Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pros. What does “full power delivery” mean? The StarTech device packs a 170W power adapter for efficient powering and charging (up to 85W).
The Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station also comes with a six-foot USB-C to DisplayPort cable. This lets you connect to an additional DisplayPort monitor (or two) without having to purchase extra cables or adapters. This is very handy for anyone who needs to connect dual 4K/UHD displays with advanced resolution, contrast, and color depth in order to see photos, videos, applications, and text in detail. At 40Gbps, Thunderbolt 3 delivers high-resolution video capable of driving two uncompressed 4K video streams, data and power to charge a laptop, all through a single cable.
The Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station also offers lots of connectivity options. Itpacks two additional USB 3.0 Type-A device ports, and one additional USB-C and Gigabit Ethernet port. There’s a second daisy chainable Thunderbolt 3 port for connection to multiple peripherals. For advanced 5K resolutions requirements, the dock supports a single 5K display when you connect your monitor to one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports, delivering 5120 x 2880p resolutions at up to 60Hz.
The Thunderbolt 3 Dual 4K Docking Station with full Power Delivery offers a compact port that connects to Thunderbolt devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power. And that’s a good thing.
Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★