OWC Announces USB-C Dock for new MacBook
The new Apple MacBook uses a single USB-C connector which generates ample compatibility and expansion headaches.
The OWC USB-C Dock, available for pre-order for $129 addresses most of these issues, though availability is said to be fall of 2015.
Other World Computing Announces New USB-C Dock, Available for Pre-order
New dock featuring USB-C provides eleven ports of connectivity, available in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold
WOODSTOCK, IL – June 8, 2015 – Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the OWC USB-C Dock. Available for immediate pre-order, the new OWC USB-C Dock provides a complete connectivity solution for the 2015 Apple MacBook and other computers that utilize USB-C ports.
Available in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold, the OWC USB-C Dock provides eleven ports and enables essential everyday peripheral connectivity. Users will be able to charge devices, connect a display, add external storage, import photos from an SD card, utilize wired Gigabit Ethernet connections, connect their favorite audio accessories, and even power their MacBook, all through a single USB Type-C cable.
The OWC USB-C Dock includes eleven ports for easy connectivity:
- Five fully-powered USB 3.1 Generation 1 ports, including: two high-power USB Type-A ports for fast mobile device charging, two USB Type-A ports, and one USB Type-C port.
- One full-speed Gigabit Ethernet port adds high-speed wired networking support for use when speed and stability are essential.
- One HDMI port provides connectivity for an external display, including support up to 4K resolution.
- One Secure Digital (SD) card reader to easily transfer photos, video or other content from an SD card.
- Two audio ports, including audio in and audio out.
- One USB-C port for connecting to your MacBook or other USB-C-enabled host machine.
Power for your MacBook. And more.
Included with every OWC USB-C Dock is an 80 watt power adapter. This is in contrast to other dock solutions relying on the power adapter that ships with the Apple MacBook, resulting in insufficient and unreliable power for many bus-powered USB peripherals. The included 80 watt adapter shipping with the OWC USB-C Dock is capable of powering not only the new MacBook but also all of the USB peripherals users will directly attach. As an added benefit, users can keep the original Apple MacBook 29 watt power supply in their bag for when they are on the go.
“...puts all other docks to shame.”
The OWC USB-C Dock has been developed by the same design team that developed the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock, which has been critically acclaimed by customers and product reviewers. Selected as a Finalist in the 2015 Stevie Awards, a premier business award program, the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock has a customer rating of 4.9/5.0. Derek Kessler, Managing Editor of Mobile Nations, stated “OWC’s Thunderbolt 2 Dock puts all other docks to shame.”
“The OWC USB-C Dock is at the cutting edge of technology and design, giving our customers the absolute most from their new MacBook with eleven high-performance ports and an impressive 80 watts of power,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. “USB 3.1 is an exciting new standard of connectivity, and I am very excited that OWC continues to deliver innovative solutions at the forefront of possibility, just like the all-new OWC USB-C Dock.”
Availability and Pricing
The OWC USB-C Dock is currently available for pre-order at www.macsales.com/usbcdock. Delivery of the dock is scheduled for the fall of 2015. The OWC USB-C Dock is priced at $129.00 for a limited time during the pre-order period.