This new Thunderbolt 3 dock has all the ports you need to work better

Looking for a better way to connect your computer to all your displays and peripherals? Then check out the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. It has 14 ports, including two Thunderbolt 3 ports and so much more. Keep reading this blog post to learn about this handy dock.

This new Thunderbolt 3 dock has all the ports you need to work better
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock on a work desk

It’s 2021 and, these days, pretty much anyone who uses their MacBook or another laptop for work needs to connect to multiple displays and peripherals. The trouble is, you quickly run out of ports, and reconnecting to them each time you go somewhere with your computer is tedious. That’s why you need one of the best docking stations. One with plenty of ports and fast connections. And you should probably also have a Thunderbolt 3 port or two for the highest speeds and charging possibilities. A great dock with all of that and more is the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. This new Thunderbolt 3 dock easily connects to all of your devices because it boasts 14 different ports, including two Thunderbolt 3 ports. It’s the ultimate workplace gadget.


Although it’s not an Apple product, you wouldn’t guess otherwise with OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock’s sleek aluminum design and Silver and Space Gray color options. These details allow this workspace gadget to blend in perfectly with your Mac setup. And for non-Mac users, it still adds a modern look to your desk. This new Thunderbolt 3 dock also has a curved rectangular shape that allows it to sit conveniently in front of your display or to the side of your desk and holds the 14 ports in a convenient position. Let’s take a closer look at these helpful features.

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock on a music-making setup

Connect to your world with one cable

Tired of all the desk clutter that comes with connecting multiple displays and other devices to your laptop? Now you can connect your computer to pretty much all the peripherals you need using just one cable with this new Thunderbolt 3 dock. Through just a single cable, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock provides an incredible array of ports, power, and convenience to your Windows or Mac. This makes your laptop more functional and gives you a clearer workspace.

Disconnect and reconnect as you please

Modern professionals don’t sit behind a desk all day. In fact, you’re most likely bouncing from meetings to a shared workspace, often in a hurry. With just one connection to this new Thunderbolt 3 dock, you’ll be up and running with your projects the moment you return to your work desk. There’s no attaching multiple ports to your laptop and screwing in your display cable. Everything is streamlined to one connection, finally.

Enjoy well-designed port placement

Another detail that sets the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock apart from other docks is the thoughtful placement of its ports. According to the company’s website, its engineers evaluated thousands of possibilities to determine the optimal port configuration for just about any environment. At the front, you get an easy connection to your portable devices—things like your headphones and media cards. Meanwhile, the rear has a slew of ports for more static devices, keeping those cables out of sight.

Feel the Thunderbolt 3 power

If you want the fastest connection to your displays and other gadgets, a Thunderbolt 3 connection is a must-have. And luckily, this new Thunderbolt 3 dock gives you the connection options you need. What’s more, the main Thunderbolt 3 port delivers up to 85W of power for your notebook computer while the secondary Thunderbolt 3 port allows for Thunderbolt device chaining, USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectivity, and display support. So these ports can do a lot.

Have the connections you need with this Thunderbolt 3 dock

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock connects you to both the past and the future thanks to its two USB Type-C (10Gb/s) ports and five USB Type A (5Gb/s). Whether you need to connect to your printers, storage, and keyboards through Type-A or the newest portable SSDs and mobile devices through Type-C, this new Thunderbolt 3 dock can handle it.

Get a fast, secure Gigabit Ethernet connection

Need a high-speed reliable connection to secure wired networks? The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock provides that through its Gigabit Ethernet port. It gives you a fast 1000Mb/s connection compared to the typical 600Mb/s 802.11n or 48Mb/s 802.11g wireless standards. And if you need an even faster connection, you can use the Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter for 10 times the performance increase over the Gigabit Ethernet. Truly, with this new Thunderbolt 3 dock, no one will be able to catch up with you.

Listen to your favorite tunes

Yes, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock also includes a front output/input jack.  So it’s easy to connect to your music and podcasts while you work. You can also connect your audio systems into the back optical S/PDIF port to fill the room with immersive sound.

Work from more screens

These days, creative professionals, students, office workers, and gamers all work from more than one screen. This new Thunderbolt 3 dock makes that easier since it has both a Mini DisplayPort and a secondary Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) connection. So it can drive two displays with up to 4K resolution or a single 5K display, more than tripling your display.

Connect to this cool Thunderbolt 3 dock via the included OWC Thunderbolt 3 cable

You get a Thunderbolt 3 cable with your Thunderbolt 3 Dock purchase. However, the company notes that if your workflow requires a different cable length, the OWC Premium Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) cables are the ideal companion.

Disconnect from this professional dock in a single click

Tired of waiting to disconnect your storage and other devices from your laptop? The OWC Dock Ejector speeds up the process and safely disconnects drives in just one click. The Dock Ejector makes sure that all data is written before you disconnect, protecting against data loss and saving you time. It’s a great feature when you need to move quickly between work stations and use your OWC  Thunderbolt 3 dock to its full potential.

Get fast media imports

If you’re a photographer or edit photos, you’ll appreciate the front SD and microSD slots. Located at the front of the device, it’s never been easier or faster to upload your photos so that you can get to working with them sooner.

If you want to improve your workflow, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is the way to go. It boasts 14 ports of connectivity, including two Thunderbolt 3 ports for high-speed connections and 85W of power to your laptop. Best of all, you get all of these connection options from just a single connection to your computer, making work on the go a true possibility. If you’re a busy professional or student, this dock makes a great addition to your workspace.

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock costs $249, and you can buy it from the company website. What are your favorite space-saving office gadgets? As always, let us know about your product discoveries in the comment section.

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