OWC announced today that the OWC USB-C Dock is available for pre-order and expected to ship in approximately three weeks. The new OWC USB-C Dock provides a complete connectivity solution for the 2015 Apple MacBook and other computers that utilize USB-C ports. For all media and review requests please contact Bill Herring, Public Relations Manager.
Ten Ports of Connectivity
Available in Space Gray, Gold, and Silver, the OWC USB-C Dock provides ten ports and enables the ability to charge devices, connect a display, add external storage, import photos from an SD card, utilize wired Gigabit Ethernet connections, connect audio accessories, and even power the new Apple MacBook, all through a single USB Type-C cable.
The OWC USB-C Dock includes ten ports for easy connectivity:
- Five fully-powered USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
- Two high-power USB Type-A ports for fast mobile device charging
- Two USB Type-A ports
- One USB Type-C port
- Gigabit Ethernet – add high-speed wired networking support
- HDMI – connect an external display, with support for up to 4K video
- SD Card reader – easily transfer photos and video from an SD card
- Audio in and out – combo audio port for headphones or microphones
- USB-C port – connects to Apple MacBook or other USB-C-equipped 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 announced 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” and MacWorld noted “Compared to the other docks in this roundup, OWC offers a whole lot of dock,” earning a top-rated 4.5/5.0.
“The innovation found in the OWC USB-C Dock is an impressive combination of technology and design, and continues an OWC tradition of empowering our customers to get the most from their tech,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. “With the OWC USB-C Dock, you can now reconnect virtually all of your peripherals to the new Apple MacBook, and do so in style with your choice of three beautiful colors.”
The OWC USB-C Dock is currently available for pre-order at B&H, MacSales.com, Adorama, and other authorized resellers. Deliveries of the dock will begin in January 2016.
OWC at CES
OWC enjoys a strong history at the Consumer Electronics Show, winning several awards in prior years:
- In 2015, the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock received the Best of CES 2015 Spotlight Award from Videomaker Magazine.
- Also in 2015, the OWC Thunderbay 4 external storage solution was named a CES Innovations Honoree.
- The OWC Envoy Pro EX portable SSD was named as a CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree.
The OWC Envoy Pro mini, an ultra-portable SSD in a thumb drive form factor, was announced at the 2015 CES and the product has gone on to win numerous prizes including the 2015 Storage Visions Visionary Product Award and 2015 Best in Biz Award.
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