Popular Mac accessory company OWC today introduced its latest Thunderbolt 3 docking solution, the Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock.

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OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock is targeted at professional users and includes several features not commonly found on other docks such as an eSATA port and CFast and SD card readers. The dock also includes a 10 gigabit Ethernet port, three USB 3.1 ports, a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports to allow for daisy chaining, and a DisplayPort 1.2 port. There's also a locking power connection to help ensure the dock doesn't come unplugged if it's moved during use.

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For pro users who need some of the more specialized features included in the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock, this might be a good option, as we've been impressed with the company's previous dock offerings. It does, however, only offer 60 watts of charging power, so if you've got a 15-inch MacBook Pro you likely want to use your regular power adapter and not rely on the dock to power your Mac.

The dock also includes a switch to turn off the internal fan if you need a quiet environment, although OWC warns this should only be done for short periods of time to limit the risk of overheating.

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock is available as of today and is priced at $328.99.

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Top Rated Comments

Zdigital2015 Avatar
29 months ago

It allows a 4K display on the Display Port and up to 3 on the Thunderbolt Port.
It’s a rebadged Akitio, FYI.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BigBoy2018 Avatar
29 months ago
For gods sake, the term ‘pro’ is become the go-to for everybody.
Next thing I know I’ll be shopping at Target for bedding and will have to decide between the standard and ‘pro’ sheets.

We’re gonna look back at these days and laugh about the overuse of ‘pro’ just like we laugh about the goofy clothes and hairstyles we wore in the 80’s
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jumanji Avatar
29 months ago
Needs two displays at this price. 60w is a bit low for power passthrough
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LarryBaker Avatar
29 months ago

Cal-Digit is really my go to right now. I have their original TB1 Dock and a Thunderbolt 3 mini. This is an Akitio rebadged for OWC and I think it’s fine, but the 60w charging isn’t adequate. The 10GbE is nice if you need it. CFast is really edge case for most of us.
gotta agree. At this price point it needs 85w to support the 15”. I never thought I’d be one that needed 85w, but my previous dell dock couldn’t keep up with me running office apps.. went to the CalDigit TS3, havent had an issue since.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iBluetooth Avatar
29 months ago

Needs two displays at this price. 60w is a bit low for power passthrough
It allows a 4K display on the Display Port and up to 3 on the Thunderbolt Port.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
poematik13 Avatar
29 months ago
Too many compromises just to get that 10Gbe networking and cfast. only 60w power, no USB-C 3.1 gen2, and no DP 1.4 just 1.2.

CalDigit TS3+ is still the king of docks. And it's always 0db because it's passively cooled lol
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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