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Topic: USB-C

Last call! Giveaway: Enter to win a 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hub from CalDigit

11/06/2017, 12:11 pm

Ends today! CalDigit is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of two 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hubs valued at $249.99 each.

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Deals: $220 off 2017 27" iMac 5Ks; Samsung 34" USB-C Monitor for $699 ($400 off); 13" MacBook Pro for $1,289 ($210 off) w/ no tax in 48 states

11/06/2017, 11:11 am

Today only, snap up a Samsung 34" Curved USB-C display for $699 during B&H's DealZone event. Or save $220 on a 4.2GHz Mid 2017 27" iMac 5K with upgraded graphics and storage with our exclusive coupon code. Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pros are also $200-$210 off with prices starting at $1,289. Plus, no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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Review: CalDigit 3TB AV Pro 2 good storage choice for USB-C MacBook users

10/29/2017, 07:10 pm

USB-C enclosures proliferate now, at a range of prices. However, not all single-drive enclosures are created equal -- and AppleInsider takes a look at the new CalDigit 3TB AV Pro 2.

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Romeo Saber USB-C battery pack capable of providing 87W charging power to 15-inch MacBook Pro

10/20/2017, 09:10 am

Romeo Power has launched what could be an extremely useful portable battery for mobile professionals, with the high-capacity Saber power bank offering the ability to charge a MacBook Pro as well as smartphones and other smaller electronic devices.

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Hands-on: LandingZone's Docking Station grants plethora of USB ports to MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

10/18/2017, 02:10 pm

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user.

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Inside iPhone 8: new 29 watt Fast Charging like iPad Pro, using USB-PD

09/22/2017, 08:09 pm

Apple's new iPhone 8 supports new Qi wireless charging pads as a wireless convenience, but if you're in a hurry to recharge, you'll want to plug it in to take advantage of the significantly faster charge you can get using a standard 10 or 12 watt iPad adapter. New to iPhone 8 is an even quicker "Fast Charging" feature that uses the 29 watt USB-Power Delivery specification associated with USB-C and USB 3.1 to get you from zero to 50 percent in 30 minutes.

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OWC USB-C Travel Dock provides MacBook with HDMI, memory card, USB connectivity in a small package

09/21/2017, 03:09 pm

Mac upgrade vendor OWC has launched another dock aimed at MacBook Pro users, with the OWC USB-C Travel Dock providing a number of extra USB connections, HDMI-out, and an SD card reader to notebooks in a compact and highly portable unit.

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Quick charging the iPhone 8 and iPhone X requires at least $70 in accessory purchases

09/13/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple says that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X will charge from completely depleted to 50 percent in 30 minutes -- but what it omits is that it requires additional purchases to do so, from a narrow range of vendors.

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Apple exterminates USB-C troubleshooting port on Apple TV 4K, adds Gigabit Ethernet

09/13/2017, 02:09 pm

The new Apple TV 4K is getting faster network connectivity with the addition of a Gigabit Ethernet port, but the company has also removed the USB-C port previously used for troubleshooting and screenshot capture.

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First look: Adata SE730H portable USB-C SSD a good solution for external OS installs, Time Machine

08/20/2017, 01:08 am

While small SSDs aren't new, ones with USB-C compatibility are. AppleInsider examines the forthcoming Data SE730H USB-C portable SSD.

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PSA: Thunderbolt 3 cables longer than 0.5m generally don't support USB 3.1 speeds

08/15/2017, 04:08 pm

USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but there is a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. AppleInsider breaks it all down.

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Review: Vinpok Bolt-S cable returns MagSafe-like technology to the USB-C MacBook Pro

08/02/2017, 11:08 am

MagSafe was removed from the 2016 MacBook Pro, and its not likely coming back. Does the Vinpok Bolt-S cable fill the gap, or is the attraction of the old technology best left in the past?

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USB 3.2 standard promises 20Gbps speeds over existing Type-C cables

07/25/2017, 05:07 pm

An upcoming revision of the USB standard, USB 3.2, should in some cases dramatically boost transfer speeds over Type-C cables -- hinting at a likely upgrade path for Apple's future Macs.

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PSA: There are not (yet) any Retina-caliber external displays compatible with Apple's eGPU support in macOS High Sierra

06/26/2017, 09:06 am

In yet another likely reason that external graphics card support for Mac will not exit beta until 2018, there are not any external monitors currently on the market, compatible with macOS High Sierra's eGPU feature, that match the pixel density of Apple's own Retina displays.

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First look: Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock short on ports, but provides full charging power

06/13/2017, 02:06 pm

Belkin has refreshed its line of Thunderbolt docks for the MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt 3, and AppleInsider takes a quick look at the most recent version.

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First look: CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 with 85W charging power for 15-inch MacBook Pro

06/09/2017, 03:06 pm

CalDigit's second Thunderbolt 3 dock has hit the AppleInsider test bench, and with it, the promise of full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Belkin ships $349 Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, with dual 4K support

06/06/2017, 11:06 am

Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD is now available, and in addition to the ports on it, the dock provides 85W of power to 15-inch MacBook Pro owners for charging.

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Monitor Roundup: The best external displays to use with your Mac

06/02/2017, 11:06 am

Mac users looking for an external display have a variety of options ranging from budget-friendly TN panels to high-end HDR displays. We're rounding up a list of the top monitors -- some with USB-C support and some without -- to use with your Mac.

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Gigabyte pairs GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with external Thunderbolt 3 enclosure in $600 bundle

06/02/2017, 09:06 am

Gigabyte has shown off an external graphics card enclosure at Computex that aims to offer better value to those who want to add a graphics card to their MacBook Pro over Thunderbolt 3, with the Aorus-branded GTX 1070 Gaming Box bundling the high-specification graphics card with the enclosure at a lower cost than current alternatives.

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Zotac unveils two Thunderbolt 3 enclosures to attach external GPUs to Apple's MacBooks

05/31/2017, 04:05 pm

Zotac is joining the slowly growing market of external enclosures potentially capable of using Thunderbolt 3 to connect to a MacBook, unveiling at Computex the Thunderbolt 3 External Graphics Dock for connecting a graphics card to a host system, alongside a smaller Thunderbolt 3 External Box meant for attaching other hardware.

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