CalDigit TS3 Plus Dock

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  • Overview

    The CalDigit TS3 Plus dock uses one of your Mac’s Thunderbolt 3 ports to instantly add up to 15 expansion ports. Not only does it increase your connectivity options, it also provides simultaneous charging for your MacBook—all with just a single cable.

    4K or 5K monitor support

    Whether you need to connect dual 4K 60Hz monitors* or a single Thunderbolt 3 5K 60Hz monitor, the TS3 Plus offers next-level visual fidelity.

    SD card reader and more

    Rapidly transfer files to your Mac with the SD card reader or any of the seven USB ports. The USB ports also let you connect a variety of USB devices. When it comes to music playback the TS3 Plus offers both Digital and Analog audio options for high-quality audio playback.

    Highlights

    Charge your laptop up to 85 watts

    Supports dual 4K 60Hz displays* or one display up to 5K 60Hz

    Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

    Allows daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices

    Five USB-A 3.0 ports and two USB-C ports (data only, including one USB 3.1 Gen.2 and one USB 3.1 Gen.1 port)

    One UHS-II SD card reader

    One DisplayPort video port

    3.5mm Mic line in and Audio out

    Gigabit Ethernet port

    Plug-and-play macOS setup

    What’s in the Box

    CalDigit TS3 Plus Dock

    Power adapter

    Power cord

    Thunderbolt 3 cable

    Rubber feet strips

    Tech Specs

    Cable length : 27.56 in./70 cm

    Connections : Ethernet

    Height : 5.15 in./13.1 cm

    Length : 3.87 in./9.84 cm

    Width : 1.56 in./4 cm

    Weight : 16.64 oz./741 g

    System Requirements

    Operating System : macOS 10.12 or later

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number : TS3Plus

    UPC or EAN No. : 850007649036

    Warranty

    Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Manufacturer Note

    *The TS3 Plus supports dual 4K displays from either the DisplayPort port (which requires an active adapter if converting to other video interfaces such as HDMI) or the Thunderbolt 3 port (compatible with USB-C video adapters such as HDMI, VGA, or DisplayPort) .

  • Mac Models

  • 4.5 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      A really great dock

      I tried a few before this one but they either didn't power USB-C devices or they made terrible high-pitched noises when an external display was plugged in. But I tried a few before this one but they either didn't power USB-C devices or they made terrible high-pitched noises when an external display was plugged in. But not this one! It has plenty of ports for power and data, and it's completely quiet. Plus you can store the original power brick in your bag for traveling since this can charge your macBook.

      • Written by Scott P

      29 of 29 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?A really great dock

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The perfect dock

      This thing is perfect. I use it to connect to two 4k displays via DisplayPort and a USB-C > DisplayPort adapter. Along with the displays, I have S/PDIF optical This thing is perfect. I use it to connect to two 4k displays via DisplayPort and a USB-C > DisplayPort adapter. Along with the displays, I have S/PDIF optical audio, multiple USB accessories including USB-C external SSD and mechanical keyboard, Gigabit Ethernet. Plug into a single thunderbolt port and I'm good to go, all while receiving 85W of power. Immediately bought this based on the near perfect reviews across the net and I can say that they are all accurate... very little could be improved with this dock (10Gb ethernet?).

      • Written by Tim M from Scottsdale

      20 of 20 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The perfect dock

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great with macOS & bootcamp/Windows 10

      I had a hard time weeding through all of the reviews to find a Thunderbolt 3 dock or monitor that works with a MacBook Pro running macOS and Windows using bootc I had a hard time weeding through all of the reviews to find a Thunderbolt 3 dock or monitor that works with a MacBook Pro running macOS and Windows using bootcamp. I also read about sleep problems. I've tested the CalDigit TS3 Plus on both Mojave macOS and Windows 10/bootcamp on a MacBook Pro 2018, including going in and out of sleep with ethernet and USB devices plugged in. Everything appears to be working great. I will update this review if anything changes.

      • Written by Andrew R from Sunnyvale

      15 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great with macOS & bootcamp/Windows 10

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Monitor "No Signal"

      I have to cycle the power on the dock everyday because my monitor appears to have "No Signal" on the Mini DisplayPort -> DisplayPort connection. This same probl I have to cycle the power on the dock everyday because my monitor appears to have "No Signal" on the Mini DisplayPort -> DisplayPort connection. This same problem would happen on a HengeDock I used with an older Mac. It will also loose signal at times during the day. Yes I have tried different cables. Yes I have tried different ports. The only thing I like about this docking station is the various and numerous ports that are available.

      • Written by Ariel V from AUSTIN

      2 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Monitor "No Signal"

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Extremely well made and reliable

      I previously used the Plugable 3 TB3 dock... it was awful. If you jingled the cables, they would disconnect. (not great when you're editing off your raid) I previously used the Plugable 3 TB3 dock... it was awful. If you jingled the cables, they would disconnect. (not great when you're editing off your raid) My monitor would flicker, and my MacBook Pro would sometimes just display a black screen and I'd have to reboot it. I have none of these issues with the CalDigit. It's extremely well made, and it's gorgeous to look at. It has high speed USB-C ports too, unlike the Plugable and for the same price. Highly recommend this.

      • Written by Luke R from La Habra

      5 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Extremely well made and reliable

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best Thunderbolt Dock Ever

      Im never compelled to write reviews but this is honestly a great product. It feels rock solid, looks nice on my desk, charges my MBP and adds a ton of ports. I Im never compelled to write reviews but this is honestly a great product. It feels rock solid, looks nice on my desk, charges my MBP and adds a ton of ports. I used with my iMac 2019 fully spec connecting my Eizo monitor CG279X via the display port, my Promise Technology Pegasus3 R8 via the thunderbolt 3 output, adding my kEF speakers trough the S/PDIF audio, plus my Wacom Intuos Pro via USB 3.0 Type-A, using my G-Technology 2TB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 via the USB 3.1 Type-C, and having all these connections with full speed and on top having the card reader SDXC UHS-II, honestly it's a big deal. I was working with this setup for almost 15 days, 10 hours each day and having no issue. This product took me back to not buy the iMac Pro due the lack of the thunderbolt output on the iMac. Great job for CalDigit.

      • Written by David A from Dubai

      Is this review useful?Best Thunderbolt Dock Ever

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