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Topic: Thunderbolt 3

How AppleInsider staff work from home and what gear we need to do it

03/20/2020, 12:03 pm

AppleInsider staff work all around the world, and most of us have home offices. If you're looking for the ideal desk setup, we can show you that there isn't one -- but here are eight favorites that help us get our work done.


Work from home deals: save up to $250 instantly on Thunderbolt 3 displays for Apple users

03/17/2020, 05:03 pm

Working from home during the coronavirus pandemic can be challenging, but these Thunderbolt 3 displays help increase your screen real estate with easy connectivity to Apple's current MacBook Pros. Best of all, they're all on sale with fast shipping.


Today only: Mac Pro deals (up to $1,600 off); CalDigit TS3 Plus Dock $199; Arlo Pro 2 cameras from $99

03/11/2020, 10:03 am

Today is the final day to grab the lowest prices ever on Apple's new Mac Pro, with discounts of up to $1,600 off. The CalDigit TS3 Plus dock is also $80 off during today's B&H Deal Zone, and Arlo Pro 2 security cameras and smart light bundles are on sale from $99.99 at Amazon-owned Woot.


OWC ThunderBay 8 offers up to 128TB of storage on Thunderbolt 3

03/10/2020, 03:03 pm

Mac upgrade specialist OWC has made its ThunderBay 8 Thunderbolt 3-equipped storage appliance available to purchase, giving those with high storage capacity needs a desk-based and compact solution to the problem.


Amazon knocks $50 off CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock for MacBook Pro

02/05/2020, 04:02 pm

In what is the lowest price ever recorded at Amazon, the retail giant has issued a $50 limited-time discount on the CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock for Apple's MacBook Pro, iMac Pro and more.


CES 2020: Best of hardware, peripherals, and Mac accessories

01/07/2020, 02:01 pm

If your Mac needs a bit of a boost, there are ways to add features without resorting to buying a whole new desktop or notebook. AppleInsider lists some of the bigger upgrades for your Mac launched at this year's CES.


The best Thunderbolt 3 SSD and hard drives for your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, or iMac

12/04/2019, 03:12 pm

Whether you're a creative who is looking to store terabytes of high-res photography or 8K video, or a software collector looking to keep all your favorite tools at hand, we've got recommendations for the perfect Thunderbolt 3 drive for you.


Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD review: Just as fast as your MacBook Pro storage

11/12/2019, 09:11 am

The Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSD is an easily portable NMVe solid state drive with blazing fast speeds that launched today -- and we've been using one for about two weeks.


Dell's $2000 27-inch Thunderbolt 3 UltraSharp monitor has a built-in colorimeter

11/04/2019, 02:11 pm

Dell is taking on Apple's Pro Display XDR in the affordable calibrated professional monitor market, by offering the UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor Monitor with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and a built-in colorimeter to help ensure its accuracy over time.


Hands on: Flujo Signature Pro USB-C dock brings ports and SSD storage

10/23/2019, 02:10 pm

Very little differentiates USB-C docks for the Mac or iPad Pro these days. But, a new portable dock is different enough that we thought we should point it out -- the Flujo Signature Pro.


OWC Mercury Elite Pro Thunderbolt dock offers up to 28TB drive capacity

10/09/2019, 12:10 pm

Peripheral and Mac upgrade specialist OWC has introduced the Mercury Elite Pro Dock, a Thunderbolt 3 dock that also offers external drive storage with up to 28 terabytes of capacity alongside expanding the variety of a connected Mac's ports.


CalDigit USB-C Pro Dock cuts confusion with expanded compatibility

10/04/2019, 12:10 pm

The new CalDigit USB-C Pro Dock offers maximum compatibility with both Thunderbolt 3 and the various flavors of USB-C, making it a good choice for Mac and iPad Pro users.


Long, optical Thunderbolt 3 cables are coming soon

09/11/2019, 11:09 am

Sonnet is teaming up with Archiware to demonstrate the first in a line of optical Thunderbolt 3 cables, allowing for high-speed data transfers across the protocol at long range.


USB 4 is here, and is essentially Thunderbolt 3

09/03/2019, 12:09 pm

After a tease in March, the USB Implementation Forum has declared that it has completed the USB 4 standard, implementing the USB-C connector, plus 40Gbps speed and other features of Thunderbolt 3.


Review: The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR Thunderbolt 3 display is a good option for designers

08/17/2019, 12:08 pm

The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR monitor is a dream for designers, and with the very-high end Apple Pro Display XDR looming, we spent some time testing this powerful alternative.


Sonnet intros RED Mini-Mag Pro Card Reader with Thunderbolt 3

07/10/2019, 12:07 pm

Accessory maker Sonnet on Wednesday launched the SF3 Series RED Mini-Mag Card Reader, aimed solely at people who shoot video using RED's proprietary storage format.


Apple clarifies which PCI-e GPU cards are suitable for which eGPU enclosures

07/01/2019, 08:07 am

Updated support documents from Apple add new specific recommendations for eGPU enclosures and graphics cards, plus some new notes on usage.


New DisplayPort 2.0 spec uses Thunderbolt 3 for 16K displays

06/26/2019, 10:06 am

VESA has published the DisplayPort 2.0 video standard encompassing up to 16K displays -- and it uses USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 to do so.


CalDigit's Connect 10G joins Thunderbolt 3 Macs to 10-gigabit Ethernet networks

06/18/2019, 11:06 am

CalDigit on Tuesday launched the Connect 10G, an adapter bridging Thunderbolt 3 Mac and Windows PCs with 10-gigabit Ethernet networks.


Sonnet intros xMac mini Server Thunderbolt 3 Edition expansion system

06/12/2019, 11:06 am

Sonnet on Wednesday launched the xMac mini Server Thunderbolt 3 Edition, an update of its 1U rackmount enclosure with Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion.