Touchbars be damned, arguably the most frustrating aspect of the new MacBook Pros is the fact that it killed off most of the ports you need in favor of Thunderbolt 3/ USB-C and a grab-bag of dongles. OWC’s new USB-C Travel Dock gives all of those ports back and then some:
- 2X USB 3.1 Gen 1
- SD Card
- USB-C Power
- Supports 4K display resolution up to 4096 x 2160 at 30Hz
The USB-C power passthrough port can deliver up to 60W, which should cover all but the highest-end 15 inch Macbook Pros. Additional devices can be charged through the USB 3 ports, and the SD Card supports UHS-II and is rated for up to 156 MB/s (SDHC) or 312 MB/s (SDXC) transfer speeds.
While clearly designed with the Mac user in mind (as evidenced by the Rose Gold, Space Gray, Silver and Gold color options), PC users can take advantage of the all-in-one functionality as well. The USB-C Travel Dock is available now at Macsales and other retailers for $49.99.
Mike Dunn is the old man of Gaming Trend, having cut his teeth on Atari consoles and First Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons back in the day. His involvement with Gaming Trend dates back to 2003, and he’s done everything from design and code to writing and managing. Now he has come full circle, with a rekindled passion for tabletop gaming and a recent debut as Dungeon Master (nearly forty years after he purchased the original DMG).