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OWC Announces New USB-C Dock, Available for Pre-order

PR_USBC_DOCK_usb3Other World Computing 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 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.

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  • You must have concidered adding a Thunderbolt1/2 port as well. Is it economy og technology that stands in the way?

  • Apple doesn’t highlight the Macbook 12″ to be 4k external display compatible. On the pre-order page you advertise the it with HDMI 4k displays. Do you have information if the Macbook 12 + USB-C dock and Dell Ultra HD 4k Monitor P2715Q 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor will work together at 60Hz? Thank you

    • Hello Lorinc,

      With the use of the OWC USB-C Dock’s HDMI 1.4b port, you will be able to support up to 4K@30Hz.

      Please contact our Technical Support Team if you have any further questions!

      • Does “… up to 4K@30Hz” mean I can drive a display at 1920×1080@60Hz (since it is “less than” 4K@30Hz)?

  • Can someone confirm if the USB-C Dock can connect two monitor? One using the HDMI port and the other one using the USB-C port in the back.

    • Guessing you never got a response to this, but checking in case you did somehow figure out one way or another if a 2nd monitor can work off the Macbook 2015

  • Hello,
    Can you confirm that this dock is compatible with the new dell xps 13 9350 on the thunderbolt3 port (usb-c) ?

    • Any USB device, correctly designed, will work with a with any usb host. Here the issue with the new Dell XPS wouldn’t be whether it will work, rather it is appears to be “just” a USB 3.1 dock, not Thunderbolt 3, so you won’t be using all the available bandwidth (and can’t do thinks like connecting a second UHD type monitor).

    • Hello alexandre,

      Thank you so much for your question. At this time we are only able to confirm this dock to work with the new 2015 MacBook.

      If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our Technical Support Team!

  • I bought a MB 12 but i also own a MBPr 15. Is it possible to use a Usb A to Usb C cable to connect the MBPr 15 to this dock?

    • Hello Andrea,

      Thank you for your question! The OWC USB-C dock will only connect using the USB-C port from the MacBook to the USB-C port on the dock.

      If you have any further questions, please contact our Technical Support Team!

  • Maybe I am missing something but how would I connect an Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) to the Dock?

    • There is no way to connect any device using Thunderbolt for its connection to the new MacBook. I’m sorry to say that because of this it is not possible to use the OWC USB-C Dock to connect a Thunderbolt display.

  • Thunderbolt 3 is also USB 3.1 type C (reversible) and DisplayPort 1.3 (5K display with single cable). Also important is HDMI 2.

  • I’m going to get really ticked off at Apple if in the future the only way I can attach more than one gadget, including a charger, to a Mac laptop is by buying a $130 dock. And no, I don’t blame OWC for this. I blame Ives silly obsession with thin and Apple’s bean counters’ obsession with money.

    • You are basing this on a MacBook product for consumers. Most will never plug in anything other than the power cable.

  • No FW800 or eSATA in this one. (Tbolt dock has FW800, but not eSATA.) I have (OWC) external drives that use these interfaces, so getting both would have been on the top of my wish list for USB-C and Thunderbolt docks.