October Prime Day is here, and so are these epic deals on docks, so you can save money while adding more ports to your Mac or MacBook.
Everyone can do with more connections for their MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, and Amazon Prime Day deals are a great time to get that sorted out. These docks and hubs offer a lot of ports, and at a great price too.
Plugable USB 3.0 and USB-C Dual 4K Display Docking Station
The flexible Plugable USB 3.0 and USB-C Dual 4K Display Docking Station includes ten ports, including two pairs of HDMI and DisplayPort ports for connecting two 4K displays at 60Hz. The dock also has six USB 3.0 connections, an audio jack, and a Gigabit Ethernet port.
Uniquely among the group, the dock can be connected to either a USB-C or USB-A connection on the host computer. When hooked up to a USB-A 3.0 port, it uses DisplayLink to handle graphics, providing video support.
The Plugable USB 3.0 and USB-C Dual 4K Display Docking Station is $119.20 on Amazon.
CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
The CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock is a fantastic option to expand your Mac's connectivity. Sporting 18 ports, it offers eight USB ports mixing USB-C and USB-A, a trio of Thunderbolt 4 connections, DisplayPort 1.4, SD and microSD card slots, assorted audio jacks, and 2.5Gb ethernet for physical networking.
It also offers great power delivery, including up to 98W through Thunderbolt 4, up to 20W on USB-C, and 7.5W through USB-A connections. The video capabilities are also great, with support for a single 8K screen or dual 6K 60Hz displays when connected to a supported Mac.
The CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock is $319.99 on Amazon.
Anker 577 Docking Station
This docking station has 13 ports to extend your MacBook's capability with all your favorite accessories. While the Anker 577 is larger than small travel-sized docks, its compact size helps keep your desk clear.
Connecting to your Mac is a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports, one of which supports charging at up to 85W. The other Thunderbolt port can support a 5K display port at a 60Hz refresh rate that pairs with the HDMI port with a 4K resolution at 60Hz.
Joining the Thunderbolt ports are two 10Gbps USB-C ports, 4 5Gbps USB-A ports, an SD and MicroSD 4.0 card slot, a 3.5mm audio jack and a gigabit ethernet port.
The Anker 577 Docking Station is $169 on Amazon for Prime members.
CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock
Almost as formidable as the TS4, the TS3 Plus features two bi-directional 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports. It also has a DisplayPort 1.2 connector, five USB-A ports, two USB-C connections, 3.5mm audio jacks, and an SDXC UHS-II slot. It even comes with a 2.3-foot Thunderbolt 3 cable.
Display support extends to two 4K 60Hz screens using Thunderbolt and DisplayPort together, or a 5K 60Hz screen by Thunderbolt 3 alone. There's also power delivery of up to 85W to the host Mac.
The CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock is $179.96 on Amazon.
Baseus USB-C Hub Multiport Adapter
The lowest-priced dock on this list, the Baseus USB-C Hub Multiport Adapter is a 7-in-1 design that's highly portable. Connecting to your Mac via USB-C, it has a total of three USB-A 3.0 ports, a USB-C port, HDMI, and SDXC and microSD card slots.
It can be used with a 100W adapter to handle power delivery duties to the host Mac. That HDMI port can provide a 4K 60Hz image, but if you want a high frame rate, it can do 1080p at 120Hz if desired.
The Baseus USB-C Hub Multiport Adapter is $15.99 on Amazon.
Ugreen Revodok Pro 11-in-1 USB-C Hub Docking Station
The Ugreen Revodok Pro 11-in-1 USB-C Hub offers extensive video options, with dual HDMI ports allowing two 4K screens at 60Hz for multitasking. It is also capable of providing an 8K image at 30 fps.
The other ports include two USB-C ports with one capable of 85W of pass-through power delivery from a 100W source, a 5Gbps USB-A 3.0, two USB-A 3.2 10Gbps ports, an audio jack, Gigabit Ethernet, and SD and microSD card slots.
The Ugreen Revodok Pro 11-in-1 USB-C Hub is $76.99 on Amazon.
Plugable 16-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
The Plugable 16-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 Dock provides an extensive number of connections to choose from, including a total of six USB-A ports, a 10Hbps USB-C with power delivery, and Thunderbolt to Host with up to 100W of power delivery. The dock also has an audio jack, 2.5Gb Ethernet, and microSD and SD card slots working at UHS-II.
A neat feature of the dock is its video capacity, with it including two pairs of DisplayPort and HDMI ports. On supported Macs, you can even connect up to four 4K displays using the dock.
The Plugable 16-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 Dock is $239.20 on Amazon.
Find more savings with these deals
We're sure you'll love these other great deals from retailers around the web. There's no reason to pay full price, and you can always find the best deals available by browsing the AppleInsider Price Guide.
- Amazon slashes MacBook Air 13-inch to $749, 15-inch to $1,049 ahead of Prime Day
- Apple's iPad 9th Generation drops to $249, the lowest price ever
- Shoppers can save up to $550 with Fall Prime Day Apple deals from Amazon
- Epic deal: get a 14-inch MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD for $1,999 ($900 off)
- October Deal Days extend to popular software, from Office for Mac for $29.97