StarTech Launches New DisplayPort and HDMI Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docking Stations

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StarTech today announced the launch of a new line of bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docking Stations designed to be used with the latest Apple Macs equipped with Thunderbolt 3 support.

StarTech is offering two TB3 dock variations -- the Mini Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Dual HDMI, priced at $183, and the Mini Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Dual DisplayPort, priced at $164.


With the dual HDMI dock, two HDMI monitors with 4K resolution can be connected to a Mac, while the dual DisplayPort dock allows two 4K DisplayPort monitors or one 5K monitor to be connected to a TB3 Mac. Each dock comes equipped with an integrated 20cm Thunderbolt 3 cable and because they're bus-powered, there's no need for a power cable.


Both of the docks are small in size making them ideal for use when traveling or in spaces where desk real estate is limited, and both come equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port. The HDMI dock features two USB-A ports (one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0), while the DisplayPort dock features a single extra USB-A (3.0) port for plugging in peripheral devices.

StarTech says the two new docks will be available for purchase soon through Amazon.com, Newegg.com, and other retailers.

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33 months ago
Those would be great with (optional) power pass-through.
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33 months ago

I think there are some TB 1 and 2 hubs.

The reason they took off with TB3 I think is because TB 3 equipped mac laptops have no legacy ports, while all TB 1 and 2 laptops do have a (great) selection of legacy ports.

This is why I am not usually mad when a company cuts off support for old products. Internal cd drive, aux ports, VGA support. Though it can be annoying it does help the growth of other great ideas and products. To be one of the first to move onto the new tech can be a pain though.
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33 months ago
Who would need those old, legacy ports?! :eek:

Oh right... tons of people.
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33 months ago

Is anyone else irritated that the docking stations only started to flow in earnest when Thunderbolt 3 came out?

Those of us who have older Macs with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 can't use these stations. And by hub I mean docking station.

They're finally getting more flexible, and in many cases, more affordable, and we have to upgrade our Macs if we want to use them! D'oh.

I think there are some TB 1 and 2 hubs.

The reason they took off with TB3 I think is because TB 3 equipped mac laptops have no legacy ports, while all TB 1 and 2 laptops do have a (great) selection of legacy ports.
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33 months ago
too short cable for laptop usage I would say, you will have cable clutter as well as this device laying very close to your laptop
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33 months ago
I can tell you I purchased the OWC USB C hub and it ended up being trash. When the Mac went to sleep the drives would all eject. OWC tried to tell me "Macs don't need to sleep anymore" and "if you leave your Mac for a few minutes, you should just turn it off." Basically, I shouldn't have been upset my drives ejected upon sleep.
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