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OWC Unveils Thunderbolt Go Dock at CES: First-of-its-Kind With Built-in Power Supply

New 11-port dock enables users to easily connect from anywhere with Thunderbolt and USB-C-compatible Macs, PCs, iPads, Chromebooks and Android devices

The new OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock brings the ultimate in streamlined expansion and flexibility to the desktops of creative professionals.

As more professionals, students and creators become digital nomads we here at OWC are proud to announce the Thunderbolt Go Dock, a powerful and reliable new dock easy to use from any location.

Introduced at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and available for pre-orders now, the dock is the latest example of why OWC is the leading end-to-end ecosystem solution of computer hardware, accessories, and software for both consumers and professionals.

With three key factors in mobile docks being space, weight, and performance, OWC has developed the only full-featured Thunderbolt dock with a built-in power supply, eliminating the “bulky brick” typically needed for any non-bus-powered solutions. It is the only portable dock on the market that allows for professional connectivity without the performance limitations of bus-powered docks.

No bulky brick. Because the power supply is in side the dock itself, the Go Dock requires only a power cord and a Thunderbolt cable.

With aircraft-grade heat-dissipating aluminum design and 11 ports to meet any workflow demand, the Thunderbolt Go Dock is the perfect solution for on-the-go professionals who need connectivity without compromises.

“For the last almost 35 years, our focus has been on creating products that help creatives, professionals and general consumers build computing solutions without compromise for both desktop and mobile. Now, with the Thunderbolt Go Dock, our customers can enjoy the best of both worlds when it comes to portability and performance,” said Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO of OWC. “The elimination of those big, bulky power adapters has always meant customers had to accept lower productivity for portable docks. We’ve developed our Thunderbolt Go Dock with virtually every modern accessory and need in mind to provide connectivity empowerment no matter when or where users need it.”

Wow. Much I/O.

Whether stationed at a home office or on the go and using multiple workspaces, the Thunderbolt Go Dock is compatible with any device (Mac, PC, iPad, Chromebook, Android) and ideal for those seeking additional ports and functionality, or faster Ethernet file transfers, notebook charging (90W power delivery) and memory card ingest (2.5 GbE/s). It is equipped with OWC’s Dock Ejector software to safely disconnect multiple drives at once in a single click. Designed in-house by OWC engineers, Dock Ejector ensures all data is written prior to disconnection, which saves time and makes lost work obsolete. 

Additional key features and benefits include:

  • Multiple USB-C and USB-A ports for easy connection of most modern devices without compromise
  • 2.5G Ethernet is 2.5x faster than standard 1G Ethernet connection
  • HDMI port allows for views up to an 8K display
  • Ingest photos and videos via the SD card reader
  • Plug headphones and mics into the audio combo jack

The OWC Thunderbolt™ Go Dock is now available for pre-order on OWC.com for $399 and will start shipping in April. For additional information, drop us a comment below, visit www.owc.com, and follow OWC on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

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13 Comments

  • If I hook up to this thunderbolt2 Using a thunderbolt 4 cable with an adaptor to T2 will I get Speed: Up to 10 Gb/s x2

    Thunderbolt Bus:

    Vendor Name: Apple Inc.
    Device Name: MacBook Pro
    UID: 0x0001000A15D4C660
    Route String: 0
    Firmware Version: 25.1
    Domain UUID: E15AEF0A-BA9C-6256-9BF8-1C1E23AFD866
    Port:
    Status: No device connected
    Link Status: 0x101
    Speed: Up to 10 Gb/s x2
    Receptacle: 1
    Port Micro Firmware Version: 2.1.3

    • Thanks for the question, Paul! The Go Dock has three Thunderbolt 4 ports. One of them is used to connect the dock to your computer or tablet and provides up to 90W of charging power. The other two are then used for connecting Thunderbolt or USB-C/USB 4 accessories.

      Wayne

  • Would sure like to know if this new dock will work with my MacPro 5,1 – running Monterey sporting a GC-Titan Ridge card (TB-3). Thanks in advance.

    • Hey Allan- The Go Dock is supported on Thunderbolt 2 machines when using a Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter however a Mac Pro 5,1 does not have USB C or Thunderbolt natively so no I would not recommend using it with upgrades that offer port/a newer OS than the Mac is intended to use.