OWC Launches New USB-C Travel Dock Suitable for MacBooks

OWC has launched a new USB-C travel dock suitable for Apple's latest MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks.


The dock connects to a Mac or PC with a single USB-C cable and provides access to the following five ports:
  • 2× USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • 1× USB-C port for power
  • 1× HDMI 2.0 port
  • 1× SD card reader
The USB-C port provides up to 60W of pass-through charging, while the HDMI 2.0 port can drive a 4K display at 30Hz.

The compact-sized dock is available on MacSales.com in MacBook-like Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray for $49.99 in the United States.

It's also available on Amazon in select colors.

Tags: USB-C, dock, OWC


Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
16 months ago
Great addition for the Donglebook Pro.
Rating: 9 Votes
Avatar
16 months ago
I'm so glad Apple made their pro laptop a millimeter or two thinner, so that I can have this box as a companion.
Rating: 5 Votes
Avatar
16 months ago
does anyone know if there is a dock that has a detachable USB-C cable? A lot of these docks have really short cables and I'd like to be able to put a longer one to hide the dock behind a monitor.
Rating: 3 Votes
Avatar
16 months ago

Ugh. Seriously OWC?? It's either 1.4 driving 4K30 or 2.0 driving 4K60.


Until USB-C hosts with DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 support come along, you can't get 4k@60Hz down a USB-C cable and have USB 3 data at the same time. So maybe it is technically HDMI 2.0 hardware-wise (i.e. a DisplayPort-to-HDMI 2.0 converter) but OWC have had to peg it at 4K@30Hz because at 60Hz all the other ports would have to be throttled back to USB 2 speed.
Rating: 2 Votes
Avatar
16 months ago
"The HDMI 2.0 port can drive a 4K display at 30Hz."

Ugh. Seriously OWC?? It's either 1.4 driving 4K30 or 2.0 driving 4K60. In this case, it's definately an HDMI 1.4 as USB-C driving HDMI 2.0 needs to support display alternate mode.
Rating: 2 Votes
Avatar
16 months ago

Not bad. I find it strange that so many companies charge hundreds of dollars just for ports.

Those darn royalties, and the fact they know us suckers are willing to pay for the convenience. None of the many docks currently available seem to cover all the bases though, but at this price that's forgivable.
Rating: 1 Votes
Avatar
16 months ago
So, now I have to carry a smaller laptop around, along with a bunch of boxes and cables.

Until USB-C gets more mature (if ever), this sure seems like a big step backwards. If it weren't for wanting TB3 architecture, I'd immediately order a 2015 MBP. These new models seem to be balls of trouble, so now I wait until next year? And, wonder if Apple even cares enough anymore to fix the problems (or if that's even possible given the direction they've gone).

For the first time in like 30+ years, I don't have a clear path of what to buy in terms of the Apple platform. :(
Rating: 1 Votes
Avatar
16 months ago
So you buy a thin laptop that can’t be upgraded and then have to add a dumb box like this. Oh boy. :)
Rating: 1 Votes
[ Read All Comments ]