• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Many and constant error messages

    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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    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

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very sensitive to USB & Thunderbolt issues

    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!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same old garbage

    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.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless with Pro Tools

    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.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Livid with Apple for Selling this!

    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!

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes works - sometimes doesnt

    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.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin did no QA on this product

    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.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't attempt to use an external screen with hdmi cable

    If I use the dock to connect a 32 inch screen in hdmi, every time I plug the dock to the macbook pro it simply freezes the mac. If you plug the hdmi cable directly to the mac, there is no issue. I though that paying such a price for a usb hub would assure me a certain level of quality, this is obviously not the case. Belkin support page for this product has no useful information, the product is old and should have been patched, but no effort is done on this side as well. Take the money and go skiing, it's a better investment.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ethernet Port BUGGY!

    At startup or reboot the ETHERNET PORT ON THE DOCK DOESN'T ACTIVATE. Reconnecting the plug to the dock doesn't work either - the only solution is to replug it on a switch or router in order to make it work.

    BELKIN should get its work done and deliver a firmware update as the ethernet port remains unusable at this point!

    These are issues on a CURRENT TOP-OF-THE-LINE 15" MACBOOK PRO and up-to-date High Sierra, and equally occuring on Sierra, as well !

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Compatibility issues

    As others have stated before me, this product is NOT compatible with a 12" MacBook (2017). Had I known before I would've saved myself a lot of money. It's absolutely ridiculous that this isn't stated anywhere!

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am not having any issues in the other reviews. It is working great.

    I am writing this after reviewing a number of negative reviews. I checked with the company's desk top support team and they have not had any of those issues either. We have ~50 of these deployed I believe.

    I have been using the dock at work daily without any of the issues others have run into. I have a dual Dell monitor setup and use the built in monitor. I have one monitor connected by the HDMI slot and the second in a USB-C to DVI adapter. I also use the ethernet and both back USB 3 connections. Add using the second USB-C slot to connect to to the MacBook Pro and I have all the back connectors full. I have used the front connector to hook up a non-apple USB 3 DVD drive. I also use the head phone or speaker jack on the front.

    The only problem I have had is it stopped charging the Mac at one point. I power cycled the Belkin Dock and everything was back to normal.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Apple products

    Let's be clear on this, Apple sells it in their store, does not work with MacBook Pro 2016 or 17 very well at all. If you can get USB-C to USB-C to even recognise the dock, then you may get it working for a while. Try adding a 4k or 5k display, no chance, it just does not work at all.

    Who is at fault? Quite clearly Apple. They no longer put in quality control when updating their OS to ensure it works with products they sell in their stores.

    Apple rode the Steve Jobs train for a good while, now though we are seeing what this company looks like without a strong man at the top. For me it is no longer buy buy, it is bye bye Apple, you lost a customer!

    37 of 54 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional, and does what expected, but it has some kinks to work out

    I was on the fence as to whether to give this product a 3 or 4 star rating. It does work with my 2016 Touchbar MacBook Pro. I have a 4K monitor connected via DisplayPort, a USB keyboard, and an external Thunderbolt 2 drive (connected via a Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 cable) call connected to it. It mostly does the job just fine. I would be happier if there were more ports.

    What it does do really well is charge my MacBook and allow me to connect only one cable for charging the MacBook and connecting my monitor and all of my other devices. Previously I had to plug-in or un-plug several cables whenever moving my MacBook to/from my desk.

    That being said, it's not perfect. I have my 4K monitor set to scale to 2650x1440 and sometimes when waking up from sleep, it comes back as a pixel-doubled 1920x1080 retina resolution. This may be a problem with OS X and not with the dock, as I hadn't experienced it before, and started noticing it a few weeks ago after installing some OS X updates.

    Another odd thing about it is that, when the computer is sleeping, the monitor keeps powering on and off throughout the night. Before having the dock, I connected the monitor directly with a USB-C to DisplayPort cable and didn't have this problem. Now I have to power off the monitor each day.

    Overall I'd say there is a lot of work to do on the Thunderbolt 3/MacBook integration, although I think Apple shares some responsibility in this as I've had other Thunderbolt 3/USB-C issues unrelated to this dock. I used an Apple Thunderbolt (2) Monitor with my older MacBook for a few years and it always worked perfectly. So it's a little frustrating that I have to deal with these kind of issues now. But I hope that as Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C become more mature, some of these issues will go away.

    I almost gave this Belkin dock a 4 star rating because, in spite of it's problems, it seems to be the best available right now to use with the latest MacBook models. I'm not aware of a better dock (although welcome the opportunity of being corrected), so I'd still recommend buying it if you use a later model MacBook and need a desk/large monitor setup. But just be aware, it's far from perfect.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great until all of a sudden it didn't

    This is the Apple recommended cable to connect to the LG UltraFine 5K Display, which I also purchased directly from Apple. It worked great for 6 months, no connection issues, and then all of a sudden in the last month when I plug my computer in I keep getting an error message saying that this accessory is not compatible with Apple products.

    I have to plug and unplug the cable into my computer about a dozen times/ day to get it to work, which makes me nervous about wearing out the receiving end on my computer. After a cursory search to try to find a fix there's nothing obvious on the Apple forums. Either way, I shouldn't have to waste my work hours searching for a fix to equipment that costs a combined $5,000+. Really disappointed with the user experience on this one.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    do not buy if you are planning on using it for a monitor

    The video will blink in and out. You will also have to unplug the monitor and dock multiple times to make the video display again. Do not buy.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product!

    I have never been so disappointed by a product from Apple before in my life! This Belkin dock is useless! It disconnects from my monitors all the time and only resolves itself after a restart - I would strongly recommend you DO NOT BUY THIS RUBBISH

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Many problems...

    I don't know if this is a problem of my MacBook (2017) or the Belkin. But nobody can help me. After my MacBook runs over the Dock, my MB reboots. Also when my MB goes into the sleep modus, over the speakers you always hear a noise every minute. To me this is not compatible with my MacBook (Touch-Bar, 2017)

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, most of the the time

    My entire office has 1080p monitors, Thunderbolt 3 enabled Macbook Pros and use several chained dongles to get their items to work. I have dual 4k monitors connected to this dock and 90% of the time it works great. Though, when coming back my computer sleeping, a majority of the time, one of the two monitors wont turn back on and it's showing it's still connected. Completely random.

    It's pretty good, I can't tell if its the macbook pro, or this dock. But something is funky. I should have gone with the generation before touchbar, they were solid as a rock.

    9 of 9 people found this useful