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It's Cyber Monday, and it's the last day to take advantage of the long weekend of sales to buy yourself a Thunderbolt dock. Here are some of the best offers to add more connectivity options to your Mac or MacBook Pro.
As always for this time of year, AppleInsider has sorted through the avalanche of deals to find the best of the pile. This time, we are looking at Thunderbolt 3 docks, as there are big savings to be made on a typically premium-priced device.
All of the docks listed use Thunderbolt to connect to the Mac, enabling up to 40Gb/s of bandwidth to be used, rather than the 10Gb/s upper limit of docks using USB-C.
With the wide variety of port options available, it is strongly advised to check all of the connections you want are on the dock before making the purchase.
OWC Thunderbolt Dock Deals
OWC is offering some of its own line of Thunderbolt Docks with an "Instant Cart Bonus," providing a discount on other products bought at the same time as the dock itself. For example, a $20 Instant Cart Bonus would need you to buy at least $20 worth of other products in the same order along with the dock itself.
OWC Thunderbolt 3 14-Port Dock with $20 Instant Cart Bonus, now $299. It includes 85W of power delivery, dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, five USB-A, one USB 3.1 Gen 2, and support for two 4K displays.
OWC's 11-port Thunderbolt Dock includes up to 96W of power delivery, along with support for two 4K displays or a single 8K display, four Thunderbolt 4 connections, 3 USB 3 Type-A, 1 USB 2.0 Type-A, an SD card slot, Gigabit Ethernet, and an audio jack. Offered with an $25 Instant Cart Bonus, It's available for $279.
OWC Thunderbolt Hub with $10 Instant Cart Bonus, now $179.This is a hub that includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports and a USB port, with the main feature being its reinvention of the Daisy Chain concept to improve how you handle other devices.
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock offers 10 ports, including two Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort 1.2, 3 USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, an SD card slot, a CFast 2.0 card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, and an eSATA port. Sold with a $25 Instant Cart Bonus, it's priced at $349.
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock with $10 Instant Cart Bonus, now $149 from OWC. This bus-powered accessory is compact and provides the ability to connect two 4K displays via two HDMI 2.0 ports, along with a USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Amazon Thunderbolt Dock Deals
Anker 757 Thunderbolt Docking Station, was $329.99, now $263.99 on Amazon for Prime members. This dock offers up to 90W of power delivery, triple monitor support using two HDMI ports, as well as two Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB-C with 20W power delivery, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB-A ports, an SD card slot, and a headphone jack.
Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 Docking Station, was $269.99, now $254.99. Along with up to 85W of power delivery over one of its two Thunderbolt 3 ports, with it also including an HDMI 2.0 port, four USB-A ports, SD and microSD card slots, two USB-C ports including one with 7.5W of power delivery, Gigabit Ethernet, and a headphone jack.
Anker's PowerExpand 5-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 Mini Dock is a compact option, providing four Thunderbolt 4 ports, 85W of power delivery, and a USB-A port. It was $199.99, but it's now $159.99 using the on-page coupon.
CalDigit's TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers 15 ports of connectivity, including a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports, 5 USB-A and 1 USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 ports, one USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port, an SD card slot, optical audio, a headphone jack, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as up to 87W of power delivery. Originally $349.95, it's now on sale for $299.95 at Amazon.
The Dell Thunderbolt Dock WD19TBS is a modular version that can be adapted in the future. Mac-compatible, it offers up to 130W of power delivery using its integrated Thunderbolt 3 cable, with it also having a Thunderbolt 3 port, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 1 HDMI 2.0b, 2 DisplayPort 1.4, and Gigabit Ethernet. Previously $412.96, it's now on sale for $364.96 at Amazon.
Kensington SD2500T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-Docking Station was priced at $219.99, now $199.99. For the money, you get up to 60W of power delivery and dual 4K monitor support, with its ports list including two DisplayPort 1.4 connections, one Thunderbolt 3, three USB-A ports, USB-C, SD and microSD card slots, Gigabit Ethernet, and a headphone jack.
Startech's Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers dual DisplayPort 1.2 connections with dual 4K monitor support, three USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, two fas-charge connections with up to 60W of power delivery, Gigabit Ethernet, and a headphone jack. Previously priced at $330.99, it's now $274.99.