Today at Inter BEE 2015 in Japan, CalDigit announced two new lines of USB Type-C docks, two new USB-C adapters and more. The new accessories give owners of USB-C computers like the new MacBook more flexibility in how they use their device.

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CalDigit USB-C Dock

The USB-C Dock comes in five colors and features a silicon cover that CalDigit says adds a layer of protection to the dock's aluminum case. The dock includes 2 USB-C ports, 2 USB-A ports, an HDMI port, a Display Port, an Ethernet port, Audio in and out and AC power. The dock allows users to charge their computer while connecting all a user's devices at the same time.

The smaller USB-C mini Dock has 2 USB-C ports, 2 USB-A ports, an HDMI port, a VGA port and a Gigabit Ethernet port. Unlike the larger dock, the more portable version does not charge the computer at the same time. Instead, it draws power from the computer.

CalDigit also announced the FASTA-6GU3 Plus, a dual interface PCIe card that adds 1 USB-C, 1 USB-A and 2 eSATA ports to any Mac desktop computer. Finally, the company also announced USB-C to HDMI and USB-C to VGA adapters.

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CalDigit USB-C mini Dock

All the new products are available for pre-order on CalDigit's website. The USB-C Dock has a special pre-order price of $149.99, but will retail for $159.99 and ship in February 2016. The mini Dock has a special pre-order price of $89.99, but will retail for $99.99 and ship in late January 2016. The FASTA-6Gu3 Plus also ships in January 2016 and will retail for $169.99. Both adapters will ship in December 2015, with the HDMI adapter retailing for $29.99 while the VGA adapter will retail for $24.99.

Top Rated Comments

newdeal Avatar
73 months ago
If Apple had only included two USB-C ports in the MacBook, we wouldn't even be discussing the merits of these giant bricks.

Power and data at the same time is a no-brainer.
Whoever decided it was ok to only put one port on the macbook needs to be punched in the face. Only complete idiocy could have led them to believe that was a good idea.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ceeekay Avatar
73 months ago
If Apple had only included two USB-C ports in the MacBook, we wouldn't even be discussing the merits of these giant bricks.

Power and data at the same time is a no-brainer.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ecommerceedward Avatar
73 months ago
I'm glad they made something, but I wish the design was better, those are just too ugly looking.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuchal Avatar
73 months ago
Wow that's one of the ugliest pieces of hardware I've seen in a long time. A Macbook would kernel panic just by pointing the camera towards one of those.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
carestudio Avatar
73 months ago
and if you dont like the silicon case around the unit, you can remove it yourself, i think it looks like this
http://www.caldigit.com/tuff/images/drive.png
when the case is removed.

the silicon case just just a protection if you decide to carry the unit with you, if not, get rid of it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
navaira Avatar
73 months ago
introduction of this fine computer
Um... I assume you misspelled "thin computer".
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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