These days most of us have dumped the desktop computer and moved full-time laptops.
The convenience of the smaller machine with its built-in screen, keyboard, a trackpad that enable you to work anywhere is obvious, but there are drawbacks.
However fast the latest laptops are, they often lack the features you need for a comfortable days work; monitors, enough storage to hold all that video you shot and an external keyboard, mouse or control board.
All of these accessories are essential in the professional workflow or, for that matter, anyone passionate about imaging. These accessories all need the same thing, ports to connect into, and those ports are often limited or missing from the latest laptops.
The OWC Thunderbolt Dock is designed as a one-stop solution; plug in all your accessories, from monitors to hard drives, into the dock, and then connect the dock to your computer with a single cable.
This one cable connection for all your accessories is especially relevant with the latest MacBook Pro 13-inch. Just two Thunderbolt 3 ports are severely limiting for plugging anything of use in. Once you’ve plugged in power, you’re then down to one port.
That’s not enough ports for even the simplest tasks, such as downloading the contents of your memory card to a hard drive.
The OWC Thunderbolt Dock isn’t just a simple hub offering a host of connection options. Instead, it offers a complete docking solution.
By being mains powered, it has power pass through to charge you’re MacBook or PC laptop while you work.
It offers an SD card reader, USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack with the 90w Thunderbolt power pass through on the front.
Then on the back, there are three Thunderbolt 4 (Thunderbolt3 backwards-compatible ports), ethernet and three USB 3.2 ports.
This means you can plugin monitors, keyboard and mouse along with hard drives and still have room for more.
What’s more, OWC has extensive experience with software solutions, and as I saw with the Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock, the OWC Dock Ejector software is incredibly useful.
The OWC Thunderbolt Dock is a complete docking solution and gives you all the connection options and convenience of a desktop.