There are seasons and stations. THE CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 Plus This second family, if you understand me. There are 15 (!) Ports for those looking to expand their Mac / PC connectivity via a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.
Don't lose count:
- 5 1-generation USB-A 3.1 ports
- 1 2-generation USB-C 3.1 port
- 1 1-generation USB-C 3.1 port
- 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports
- 1 digital audio input
- 1 Gigabit Ethernet
- 1 DisplayPort 1.2
- 1 slot for SD cards
- 1 input / output for audio
Simply plug in your Mac / PC TS3 Plus's Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb / s bandwidth) port to start the game. After that, everything you connect will be connected directly to your Mac, and you can even recharge 13 ″ and 15 ″ Touch Bar MacBooks Pro without any problem.
In front of the TS3 Plus you have the headphone and microphone jacks, along with two 1-generation USB 3.1 connections (one type A and one type C) that offer transfer speeds of up to 5Gb / s. The front panel also has an SD card reader that supports SD 4.0 and UHS-II speeds, with a maximum theoretical rate of 312Mb / s.
At the rear are the two Thunderbolt 3 ports capable of delivering 85W of charging power, four 1-generation USB-A 3.1 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and DisplayPort 1.2 (capable of supporting 4K 60Hz monitors) using DisplayPort with Thunderbolt 3, you can connect up to later monitors in these specifications. In addition, we have a TOSlink optical audio connector and a 2-generation USB-C 3.1 port capable of 10Gb / s data transfer.
This beauty, which we welcome ends with any connectivity issues you may have already been pre-sold (both at the CalDigit online store and at B&H) and will begin shipping sometime in February. Although the product is the same, you can choose from three different cable sizes that come with it: TS3 Plus with 0.5m cable ($ 250); TS3 Plus with 1m cable ($ 270); or TS3 Plus with 2m cable ($ 280).
In a related note, the TS3 (model we presented here on the site a year ago) and which was previously trading at $ 250, has now been reduced to $ 200.