• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    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.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful but needed a little bit more forethought

    The unit feels study and well made. It looks good next to other silver Apple accessories such as the Apple Keyboard and Magic Track Pad 2.

    Functionally the product works well. When Docking an MacBook Pro (with ThunderBolt 3) machine to it, it is able to charge the MacBook it via the Thunderbolt 3 port, so there is no need to get out the MacBook's Charger.

    However, I feel that the product does not have enough USB-C/ThunderBolt 3 ports. After connecting it to the computer thus using one of the two USB Type-C/Thunderbolt ports you are only left with one free USB Type-C/Thunder port. Although there are another three USB 3.1 ports and an ethernet port, I was still wanting for more. The Display port for instance should have really been a HDMI port.

    I bought this for home use as I have many accessories, but suspect this will end up at work where I have fewer accessories. Saving me a few seconds in the morning as it will bundle the display cable, ethernet cable and power cable into one Thunderbolt cable for me to connect to my MacBook Pro (with Thunderbolt 3).

    The product comes with a regular 85w laptop charger to power the dock and the region's local power cable. But you should be able use this anywhere in the world if you get the right power cable for the charger. It is also supplied with a Thunderbolt 3 cable (approx 1m in length).

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