CES 2017: OWC DEC Ranks Below MacBook Pro, Adding More Storage and Ports

After Apple announced the new MacBooks Pro, with its only two or four doors USB-C, we saw the announcement of products such as Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD and Other World Computing's Thunderbolt 3 Dock.

Today, OWC itself has announced something much nicer, which she calls DEC.

OWC DEC with MacBook Pro

Instead of sitting on the table next to the MacBook Pro, DEC stands below it as a complement to the machine, giving it the appearance that it is (quite) thicker than originally, more or less like an MBP of 2012 (2.41cm against 1.55cm from the current).

OWC DEC with MacBook Pro

The product is still in prototype phase and will be demonstrated this week at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but already has up to 4TB of extra flash / SSD storage, SD card slot, conventional USB-A 3.1 ports and a Gigabit Ethernet port. At its launch, it can be equipped with even more features.

OWC says it has already filed a patent for the product, which is obviously not cheap to hit the market. It's just not quite clear how it will connect to the MacBook Pro, but I imagine it is via a USB-C cable itself (ie, a bit less elegant than the promo images show).

(via MacRumors)