Since Apple’s move to replace all of the MacBook Pro ports with USB Type-C, many users have had to resort to using dongles to connect peripherals and devices. This can get inconvenient and messy, especially when the MacBook Pro is often used at home or at an office. A better solution is a USB-C dock that plugs into the computer, adding more ports, like the one from Other World Computing.
The OWC USB-C Dock adds 5 USB 3.1 gen 1 ports — including two high speed charging ports and 1 USB-C port. It also has high-speed Gigabit Ethernet, a front-facing SD card reader, a combo audio in/out port, and supports up to 4K, DVI, VGA, and is available for Mini DisplayPort or HDMI displays.
In addition to providing more connectivity options, it also can provide power. The OWC USB-C Dock can deliver 80W of power to connected devices, and 60W to charge your computer.
OWC’s USB-C Dock is designed to match the MacBook Pro, with an aluminum chassis and a choice of four colors — silver, gold, space gray, and rose gold. The dock with Mini DisplayPort is $148.75, while the dock with HDMI starts at $118.