Sonnet Technologies has announced the Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Dock, the company's latest product in its line of Thunderbolt 3 expansion products. Compatible with both Mac and Windows systems, the slim desktop dock connects a user's multiple peripheral devices and links them to their computers through the included Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable.
Through the same cable, the Echo 11 delivers up to 87 watts to charge and power compatible notebook computers, such as the MacBook Pro 15-inch computer, allowing users to leave their computer's power adapter packed away when connected to the dock.
The Echo 11 Dock offers one Gigabit Ethernet, one 3.5-millimeter audio, and five USB 3.0 interfaces, plus a UHS-II–compliant SD card reader. Eleven devices plug in directly to the Sonnet Echo 11 Dock. Two of its five USB 3.0 ports are placed on the front of the enclosure, with one supporting quick charging of an iPhone, iPad, or other similar device even when the user's computer is sleeping, off, or disconnected.
The dock's SD card reader supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC media at their maximum transfer speeds. The Echo Dock features a second Thunderbolt 3 port to support daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripherals, plus a 4K display or a USB device at the end of the chain.
The Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Dock also includes support for connecting two 4K 60-hertz ultra-high-definition (UHD) or lower resolution displays, or one 5K Thunderbolt display. One display connects directly to the dock's HDMI 2.0 port, while another display connects to the dock's second Thunderbolt 3 port, either directly or further down the Thunderbolt chain of devices.
The Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Dock is available now at a suggested retail price of $299. More information on the product is available here.