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January 27, 2018
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Hands-on: Universal Audio’s Arrow bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 interface is downright awesome [Video]

Last week, Universal Audio announced a new entry-level audio interface, the UA Arrow, that’s positioned just below its popular Apollo Twin interfaces. The UA Arrow, like other interfaces that the company makes, can provide your recordings with the tone and feel … Continue reading

January 8, 2018
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Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock provides 4K60 video, Gigabit Ethernet in small form factor

Elgato has announced the Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock, providing 4K through either DisplayPort or HDMI in a very small enclosure. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

November 5, 2017
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The best Thunderbolt 3 docks for Apple’s MacBook Pro and 2017 iMac

The inclusion of Thunderbolt 3 on the MacBook Pro and iMac has created an entire industry of docks and other accessories that take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s high bandwidth and power delivery capabilities, by providing more ports that can expand … Continue reading

October 20, 2017
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Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter offers two extra 4K 60 Hz display connections

Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure producer Sonnet has unveiled a new display-oriented accessory, with the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter able to add two 4K-capable video outputs to a MacBook Pro or iMac while using up only one Thunderbolt … Continue reading

August 15, 2017
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PSA: Thunderbolt 3 cables longer than 0.5m generally don’t support USB 3.1 speeds

USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but there is a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. AppleInsider breaks it all down. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

August 12, 2017
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Review: Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express dock solid choice, but little sets it apart from alternatives

Belkin has refreshed its line of Thunderbolt docks for the MacBook Pro’s Thunderbolt 3, but besides full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the new version doesn’t do enough to distinguish it from competitors. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

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

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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Comments Off on LaCie announces 2big Thunderbolt 3 RAID dock, compatible with Apple’s MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

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