OWC's 14-Port Thunderbolt Dock for Mac Hits Record Low $99.99 Price ($180 Off)

OWC has again knocked the price of the popular 14-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock down to $99.99, from its original price of $279.99. This is a match of the all-time low price on the accessory, which we last tracked earlier in March. Besides this dock, you'll find a large collection of accessories on sale at this time on OWC, including USB-C hubs, external drives and enclosures, and internal memory upgrade kits for Mac.

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In regards to the 14-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock, this accessory features two Thunderbolt 3 ports, five USB Type-A ports, one USB Type-C port, one Mini DisplayPort port, one gigabit Ethernet port, one S/PDIF digital audio output port, and one 3.5mm stereo audio input/output port. There are also two memory card slots for microSD and SD cards.

All of the devices listed below are in new condition at OWC, although the retailer does provide various item condition options for anyone who might want to save money by purchasing open box items. Be sure to visit OWC's sale landing page to browse the full sale, which also features deals on cables, Mac accessories, keyboards, and headphones.

Docks and Hubs

External Drives and Enclosures

Memory

Miscellaneous

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Top Rated Comments

Marco Klobas Avatar
4 weeks ago
My experience with this specific dock has not been great:


* The micro SD slot broke after the 3rd use. I mean, mechanically: the slot is electrically working – the spring keeping the card in place is broken so it's unusable anymore. Now I use an adapter through the regular SD slot on its right. And no, I didn't use a hammer to push the micro SD card in the slot...
* The headphone audio output is noisy: a ticking background sound is present. Not a big deal for me since I don't use it. Still, annoying.
* The optical audio output never worked. I casually discovered it during a test I intended to do leveraging the Toslink output. Again, not a big deal for me. Still, bummer.
* The USB bus is "noisy" too: there's a ground issue or something similar. I discovered it by attaching a USB DAC. It introduced a "cyclical loop" in my Hi-Fi rig hearable through headphones. I went crazy to spot the culprit (I have 5 components in my Hi-Fi chain). Connecting the DAC directly to the Mac solved the issue. Granted, it's clearly an audio specific issue. The USB data transfers aren't affected. Still, disappointing.

For the record, I own other OWC devices and I'm mostly satisfied with them. I'm not bashing the whole company. This dock has been disappointing, though. I keep it because the remaining ports works and it's still useful/convenient.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Brandon42 Avatar
4 weeks ago
I bought this during the previous sale. I was a bit surprised at the lack of a HDMI port. I tried a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter and had distorted colors. A USB-C to HDMI cable worked for me though.

My unit came with a 100 watt rated thunderbolt 4 cable rather than the expected thunderbolt 3 cable.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
M5RahuL Avatar
4 weeks ago
Was seriously considering the 14 port dock until reading the comments here… Moving on!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roland.g Avatar
4 weeks ago
I'm a Caldigit guy. Their stuff rocks.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
4 weeks ago
I never bought from OWC since the experience I had with their SSDs many many years ago. They might be much better now, but its just hard after certain experiences.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shuckit Avatar
4 weeks ago
I've used this dock for a few years and can't comment on the audio issues or SD card as I don't use those ports. I run two external monitors through the back of the dock and my biggest complaint is when waking my macbook pro from sleep the 2nd monitor often doesn't turn on and I have to manually unplug it twice from the back of the dock before my computer recognizes it. OWC said this is an apple problem and not their problem. I will be looking at other brands when I go to upgrade my dock.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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