You have got yourself an Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro or even an Macbook Air and looking to add some extra peripherals to it, but you notice you're currently all filled up with what ports you have available. What do you do?
If you are like myself and your Macbook (an Air in my case) is limited on the amount of external ports you have, then you will be excited to hear that OWC (Other World Computing) offers a new Thunderbolt 2 dock! That's right, no more having to work with only one Thunderbolt port or those out-dated USB 2.0 connections anymore. I personally have to switch between my Thunderbolt to Gigabit Adapter and my WD My Passport Pro 4TB drive, which is quite annoying when I need to transfer files between the external drive and my various other network storage locations. A solution such as this OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock would be extremely helpful and would probably have me shy away from my desktops for good.
OWC offers a professional, feature rich device that utilizes the bandwidth of a single Thunderbolt connection while delivering to you up to 12 ports for exceptional expansion! Talk about ultimate convenience and flexibility!
- 2 x Thunderbolt 2
- 5 x USB3.0
- 1 x FireWire 800 (So people still use that?)
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
- 1 x HDMI to 1.4b with 4k display support
- 1 x 3.5mm audio input/mic
- 1 x 3.5mm audio output/headphone
Imagine being able to support up to five additional Thunderbolt devices as well as an additional display. You can easily turn that Macbook of yours into a more powerful desktop-like solution, forgoing that larger bulkier desktop like the newer 27-inch iMac you have your eyes on.
Currently there is a pre-order special at $249 for the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock and $279 if you wanted a 1 meter Thunderbolt Cable to be included. After the special, the price on the Thunderbolt 2 dock on its own goes back up to $299.99.