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OWC in the Press: News and Reviews – May 14, 2021

Welcome to this edition of OWC in the Press: News and Reviews, where we showcase some of the latest headlines and most helpful articles from publications across the globe. This week we have some fantastic pieces from Redmond Pie, Chrome Unboxed, Gearadical, AppleInsider, GamesRadar, and Pro Tools Expert.

Redmond Pie:

Best Thunderbolt 3 Docks For 24-Inch iMac With M1

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock
(OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock)

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock offers the best networking, media, and docking for pro video production and demanding data workflows. That’s if you believe the marketing hype, of course. Which you should. Lighting-fast 40Gb/s transfer speeds and multiple port options.


Chrome Unboxed:

Budget-friendly accessories for your Chromebox

(OWC Travel Dock)

If you’re a photo buff, you probably have a collection of full-sized SD cards lying about. If you buy a new Chromebook, regardless of the manufacturer, it will have a MicroSD card slot and you will need a dock or adapter to transfer your photos. I have carried the OWC USB-C travel dock on my back for more than three years and it is my go-to for any type of quick docking or data transfer that I need to do. It plugs in via an in-built USB-C cable and features a full-sized SD card reader, USB-C port, 2 x USB-A ports, and a full-sized HDMI port. It is perfect if you need to hook your Chromebook up to an external monitor in a pinch and it makes a great desktop companion. For all its helpful features, the second-gen USB-C OWC dock is only $54.99. We have three or four around here and they are worth every penny.

Chrome Unboxed


38 tools to become a true work from home professional

(OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual with 3-Port Hub)

With a copious amount of storage, I knew I would be using this hub for quite some time. I found the perfect spot for this storage hub on my secondary desk running my private LAN Storage. Right now, this is connected to an older MacBook Pro I have and it is where I archive any digital data I have that is important to keep. OWC has blown me away with their reliability, so I don’t have any fear of this unit faltering or failing. I trust my most precious data to be stored on my OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual storage unit.



Roundup: Best accessories for Apple’s new M1 iMac

(OWC Thunderbolt Hub)

“The 24-inch iMac only has two USB 4/Thunderbolt ports regardless of the configuration purchased. That means users may want to opt for some kind of dock or hub to attach wired accessories from. The OWC Thunderbolt Hub is one of the first hubs to multiply the number of Thunderbolt ports available to the user. Connect up to four Thunderbolt accessories and an external display up to 6K.”



The best Xbox One external hard drives for 2021

OWC Envoy Pro EX
(OWC Envoy Pro EX SSD)

The OWC Envoy Pro EX SSD is a neat little SSD that has excellent form and function. With that, and it being an SSD, it does demand a high-ish price tag but the quality you get for your money is undeniable. If you do want to turn it into a PC external drive then the software on board will get you going well. This is also how we revealed the speeds, using Crystal Disk Mark, of 411mb/s read speed, and 248mb/s write speed. Solid enough and certainly reliable for it to be among the best Xbox One external hard drives.


Pro Tools Expert:

Working With Computers Between Studios – Expert Advice

(OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock)
(OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock)

I also bring various SSD drives for the session audio with a variety of connection options, I have an OWC Thunderbolt Dock that gives me all the connections I need. Older pre-Thunderbolt Mac Pros are still out there in great numbers so don’t assume anything. On a pre Thunderbolt machine these issues are easy resolve with the OWC dock, as it has 14 ports of connectivity to allow me quick access to USB 2, USB C, Thunderbolt, SD (Mini Included), plus multiple display ports.

Pro Tools Expert

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For any questions about the articles or if you are a media or influencer and would like to review OWC products, please contact Derrick.

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Public Relations Manager
Derrick Stembridge is the PR Manager for OWC and a consumer electronics industry media professional. He's also an electronic musician, music technologist, and avid photographer.
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