• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin TB3 keeps on crashing My Macbook

    • Written by Abdulaziz A from DC

    Simply not compatible with MacBooks, my MacBook keeps on cashing ( three to five times a day ) when connecting it to the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD!!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works great for me

    • Written by David M from Bothell

    I've no idea what all the negative reviews are about but this product works great with my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018). Its running two Asus VS278Q 27in monitors at 1920x1080 as well as the native display. One external monitor is connected to the Doc DisplayPort to DisplayPort and the other vis the Docs Thunderbolt port with a Thunderbold to DisplayPort cable. Also connected is an external USP mouse and USB hard drive

    Working great, stable, does exactly what I expected. Its a tad expensive but I'll take "just works" over futzing forever with magic settings, etc.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy product and extremely overpriced

    • Written by Menno van B from Woerden

    It cannot run 2 external monitors via this dock. Only the first time I have gotten an image on the second screen, after that I had to connect one screen to this dock and the other directly to my MacBook Pro.
    The power supply is insufficient to power the mac and a poe-device at the same time...... so I have to connect my apple dvd-player directly to my mbp as well!
    My advice: don't buy this product and accept that you have to use all four of the mbp's usb-c slots and have a lot of cables on your desktop. This product is a waste of money

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Brad R from Scottsdale

    I buy these for my employees that have Mac devices ONLY because the latest Operating System killed all of our "plugable" brand usb hubs. We love the Pliugable brand devices and have had exceptional luck with them. Almost all of the Belkin hubs we have purchased have failed within a few months. Also, they only allow one Monitor, so not even as good as the $100 Plugable that allows for 2 additional monitors. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on my second unit and now it has failed

    • Written by James B from San Antonio

    This is an over priced thunderbolt Ethernet adapter. That is the only thing that has consistently worked. First the charging port stopped on the first one along with audio out,so I had to deal with a vendor replacement hassle. Now, just a few months later, the audio out port has quit working, the USB 3 ports on the back quit working and the display port stopped working.

    Belkin - I'm done.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Many and constant error messages

    • Written by Klaus R from Fort Lauderdale

    Purchased the product together with my Macbook Pro 2018. I have constantly error messages popping up.
    For example:
    "Disconnect USB devices, power consumption too high" I have 3 USB devices connected; Belkin iPhone charger, Apple Watch Charger, and a External HD with own Power connection. I'm using the Belkin Hub to charge my MAcBook.
    "unsafe USB device disconnect..." Seems that the hub disconnects USB devices intermittently und this causes the error.
    Since one of the devices is a external HD, I'm afraid it might causes damage.
    I think I have to return the product.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    • Written by Neel P from Yorba Linda

    I am experiencing the common problem that doesn’t have a solution. Screen goes black intermittently and I have to wait about 5 seconds for the picture to reappear on the monitor. I expect more for $350

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my 4K Display (Dell P2715Q)

    • Written by Josh D from Bonogin

    I'm on macOS Mojave Public Beta 7 (2018 15" MBP) and I've had no problems running my Dell P2715Q 4K display at 60hz. Connects every time after waking from sleep, no glitches. Dropped a star because it's so expensive but if you want full charging power to the MBP then there's not many alternatives. Maybe an eGPU could be a better investment but the Belkin T3 Express Dock works as advertised for my setup.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very sensitive to USB & Thunderbolt issues

    • Written by Emily S from Wien

    Nice looking dock with a good collection of ports and 85W charging over USB C but after all the problems I've had getting it to work, I'm not impressed. Months of crashes came down to problems with the USB C cable delivered with the device, which went away when changing to a higher spec cable. However, the device will still not run two Apple Thunderbolt Displays on a Thunderbolt daisy chain. If they could make this thing stable, it would be a great product. As it is, I cannot recommend it!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same old garbage

    • Written by Timothy P from Annandale

    Ten years on and we still have to put up with this nonsense. Not enough connectivity on Mac laptops and all we have for bridges are these oversized Belkin monstrosities. I don't care about how many monitors it will support. I just need a reasonably sized and priced device that accommodates multiple USBs, thunderbolt and firewire for backwards compatibility for legacy audio gear.

    Come on Apple get your act together and give us a decent accessory. Perhaps even different options for different user needs.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless with Pro Tools

    • Written by Andre N from Dubai

    Introduces a high-frequency noise into my signal chain the culprit is clearly the expensive Belkin Thunderbolt 3 hub. Only bought the hub because Apple refuses to put HDMI and/or USB ports alongside their T/B 3 ports. The Belkin is in the bin.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Product is unstable. Would be very satisfied if it worked.

    • Written by Jing Z from Seattle

    The concept is really good, I liked the port combination and the looks.

    However for me with my MacbookPro2018 it didn't work. At first the external display attached would flicker/flash every few 10 seconds and when using the dock in clamshell mode, and the flicker would go away if I opened the Macbook display. After few days of use the flicker would persist whether I close the macbook screen or not. The flicker had a chance to go away if I reconnect thunderbolt cable, and the screen flickering would 100% come back if I restart my Macbook. The flicker is completely annoying and random.
    I don't like the idea of having to plug and unplug my thunderbolt dock multiple times every time I want to dock my Macbook, for such a premium priced product.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Livid with Apple for Selling this!

    • Written by Matthew C from Calgary

    Thanks Apple for neglecting to prominently display which of your computers this is compatible with. I bought this at the same time as my new 2018 MacBook and when I tried to connect the two, I got an error. Upon searching the internet for help I found, as many on this site have noted, that the Express Dock is not compatible with the 12' MacBook. Apple, I'm not impressed!

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes works - sometimes doesnt

    • Written by Jeckle C from 深圳

    I bought this about a year ago. Plugged in everything at the beginning but started having problems thereafter. Started unplugging each accessory until now I’m pretty much just using it for power only. VERY expensive power supply. Wish they had a firmware update or something that would fix it.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by Scott M from Docklands

    I was a bit unsure about ordering this dock given the number of negative reviews, but I got it anyway and have no regrets. This thing has been used for 7+ hours a day for the last few weeks, swapping between two MacBook Pros (both 13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports models). I've got a monitor connected via DisplayPort, plus Ethernet and a USB keyboard, and have been connecting and disconnecting it all from the MacBooks without any issues. Very happy.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Display port unusable / support non-existent

    • Written by Vijay S from Pleasanton

    Display flickers every second or so. Swapped cables, bypassed the dock, and swapped laptops to confirm that the monitor, laptop and cable are good. By process of elimination, Dock is the problem

    Contacted support. They gave me a solution that fixed the problem- plug the display direct into your laptop and bypass the dock

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This dock is trouble

    • Written by Roger R from Rangiora

    I bought this dock as it was a recommended accessory on the Apple site and have had no end of issues. It only connects to my new MacBook Pro (the one with all USB-C ports) only half the time.

    I was attracted to the idea of only having one cable to plug/unplug - for me the dock is supposed to run a HD monitor on its DisplayPort, a regular monitor on VGA via a Dock USB-C port and a hardwire network cable. But when connecting each morning the dock is recognised only about half the time which means no connectivity to the peripherals. Nothing I have tried will regularly get the connection - unplugging, repowering the Dock have all been tried. I'm forced to go WiFi and separately plug the USB-C monitor directly to the MacBook. But then half the time it works as its supposed to.

    I'm now shopping around for another Dock as this one is too frustrating.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    • Written by Jeremy P from Reading

    I have a Thunderbolt display and a new MacBook Pro with TB3 ports only. Prior to buying this, I had to use the MBP's own power supply and a TB3 to TB2 adapter to use the display. With this, I no longer need the power supply and the TB3 to TB2 is now plugged in permanently. I now only have to plug in one cable to the MBP for both power and connectivity which is exactly how a dock should work.

    The problems are:

    There are only two TB3/USB C ports and I am using both - one for the Thunderbolt display and one for the MBP. I now have three spare ports on the MBP but if you only have limited ports on your computer, this would be a problem.

    I think the price is a bit high for what you get.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin did no QA on this product

    • Written by Tom R from Philadelphia

    This product is great... in theory. I have 2 4k displays plugged in to this at my desk, and was looking forward to only plugging a single cable into my macbook to dock it. This product not only does not work, but it doesn't even "not work" consistently. Sometimes no displays will work, sometimes on the USBC display will work, other times only the DP display will work. Maybe 1 out of 100 times, both displays will come on and function properly. This is usually after 15-20 minutes of plugging and unplugging the dock every morning. Belkin support does not help. Garbage product.

    44 of 44 people found this useful