LMP’s USB-C Compact Dock is a great accessory for USB-C Mac laptops

If you travel with one of the latest MacBook Pros or 12-inch MacBooks equipped with USB-C, the USB-C Compact Dock from the Swiss-based company of LMP can make life a lot less complicated. 

It’s a 4K, 8-port USB-C Compact Dock with — pay attention now —Mini-DP, HDMI, Ethernet, USB 3.0, SD/microSD, and USB-C ports. And the USB-C Compact Dock has the unique (as best I can tell) feature of 4K@60 Hz in a USB-C dock (mini-DP or DP), plus another 4K@30 Hz over HDMI or Ethernet. This means you can extend your MacBook Pro to work with two 4K displays. 

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The two USB 3.0 ports offer fast data exchange and, as you’d expect, are backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1. One of the ports packs an output of 1.5A (with power delivery attached) that provides enough juice to charge your iPad or iPhone.

The aluminum design of the LMP USB-C Compact Dock is a fine aesthetic match with Apple’s laptop and helps dissipate heat. The rubber feet on the back side prevent the USB-C ports from strain.

The LMP USB-C Compact Dock is the most powerful USB-C attachable docking station I’ve yet tested. And, at around $85, it’s a great value.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★

And if you need even more ports check out LMP’s USB-C Display Dock which offers all the features of the USB-C Compact Dock, but sports two more USB-C ports. Of course, it’s also a bit bigger and costs more ($134). For most folks, the smaller version will work just fine.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★