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June 29, 2017
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Thunderbolt 3 five-bay Drobo 5D3 RAID storage array with dual 4K support launches

Drobo has extended its line of storage peripherals with the five-bay Drobo 5D3, a Thunderbolt 3-equipped storage array capable of connecting a pair of 4K displays downstream of the enclosure. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 21, 2017
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First Look: Kensington Thunderbolt 3 dock features flexible mounting options, security slot

Kensington has entered the burgeoning Thunderbolt 3 dock market with its own offering, with security options and a mounting kit setting it apart from the others. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 24, 2017
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Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock capable of connecting dual 4K displays shipping June 6 for $300

Accessory producer Elgato is preparing to release its Thunderbolt 3 Dock, one which allows users to connect two 4K displays to a Macbook at the same time, with the accessory shipping out to customers in the United States, Europe, and … Continue reading

May 15, 2017
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Review – OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock is the only game in town for FireWire 800

Vendor OWC has been supplying Mac users with upgrades for more than two decades, and the company continues that commitment with its own Thunderbolt 3 dock — AppleInsider examines the offering. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 11, 2017
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New Sonnet Echo Express SE III supports three PCI-E cards on Thunderbolt 3 Macs

Sonnet has added to it’s line of PCI-E breakout boxes, and has launched the Echo Express SE III, enabling the use of three expansion cards with the 2016 Retina MacBook Pro. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 3, 2017
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Hands-on: Mantiz Venus – a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU + docking station with 87W of USB Power Delivery [Video]

Mantiz’s Venus is an upcoming eGPU box and docking station for Thunderbolt 3-enabled laptops like the 2016 MacBook Pro. The Taiwanese-based company is working on bringing two eGPU boxes to market — the eccentric-looking Saturn, and the more subdued-looking Venus. The … Continue reading

April 19, 2017
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LaCie announces 2big Thunderbolt 3 RAID dock, compatible with Apple’s MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Available this summer in capacities of 12, 16 or 20 terabytes, LaCie’s forthcoming 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution features high-speed Thunderbolt 3 connectivity set to take advantage of Apple’s latest MacBook Pros. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

December 26, 2016
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Hands-on with Akitio’s new Thunderbolt 3 storage enclosures [Video]

I’ve been testing two new Thunderbolt 3-enabled storage enclosures from the fine folks at Akitio. The Thunder3 Duo Pro is a hardware RAID-enabled enclosure that can accommodate two 2.5- or 3.5-inch drives. The Thunder3 Quad is an enclosure that supports up … Continue reading

October 30, 2016
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Two of four Thunderbolt 3 ports in new 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have reduced speeds

A support document published by Apple on Friday reveals only two of the four Thunderbolt 3 ports in the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar support full-speed data transfer, potentially limiting the notebook’s flexibility for power users. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

October 29, 2016
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Thunderbolt 3 Ports on Right Side of 13-Inch MacBook Pro Have Reduced PCI Express Bandwidth

Apple has published a detailed support document highlighting the capabilities of the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro, unveiling some previously unknown details and outlining the different adapters that are needed to connect various accessories. According to … Continue reading

July 5, 2016
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Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is dead: These are the best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

If you’ve been holding out for a new standalone desktop display from Apple, you’re either going to take news of the Thunderbolt Display being discontinued as a sign of good things to come, or as a cue to finally purchase … Continue reading

June 28, 2015
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Review: Akitio’s Thunder2 Dock fits a 7-port Thunderbolt 2 hub in your favorite MacBook bag

Up until recently, Thunderbolt 2 docks could mostly be described as “seen one, seen them all.” I’ve continued to like the idea of docks that fuse Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and other peripherals together in a single Thunderbolt-to-Mac connection, but the docks I’ve seen from Belkin, … Continue reading