OWC USB-C Travel Dock provides MacBook with HDMI, memory card, USB connectivity in a small package
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.
Connecting to a MacBook or MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt 3 port with its attached 9.8-inch USB 3.1 Type-C captive cable, the USB-C Travel Dock extends the connectivity of its host system with a pair of USB 3.1 Type-A ports, which can be used to facilitate data transfers and provide power to connected devices.
An extra USB 3.1 Type-C port on the back is included as an auxiliary power port, which is capable of delivering up to 60 Watts of power to connected devices. Aside from providing power to accessories and other connected hardware, the 60-Watt connection is also enough to charge a connected 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook, but not the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
On one side of the dock is a HDMI 2.0 port, providing a secondary output for the MacBook or MacBook Pro, capable of displaying a 24-bit 4K-resolution image at 30 hertz. On the other side is an SD card reader, supporting SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards and compatible with UHS-II, offering transfer speeds of up to 312 megabytes per second.
The USB-C Travel Dock measures 3.2 inches square and 0.7 inches deep while weighing in at 3.2 ounces, making it lightweight and easy to pack into a bag for travel. OWC also offers the dock in gold, silver, space gray, and rose gold color options, allowing it to match the user's MacBook.
On sale now, the OWC USB-C Travel Dock is priced at $49.99.