THE Sonnet It is one of the leading manufacturers of professional computing and accessory solutions for advanced Mac and PC users. Now the company is introducing its latest creation: a new dock, designed with MacBooks Pro with Touch Bar in mind, it fills the lack of Ma portables' options in terms of ports and connections.
O Echo 11 Its main drawback is that it connects to the computer with a Thunderbolt 3 cable (with 40Gbps connection) that transfers data and power at the same time ie you can mount your home workstation with the dock by connecting external monitors, mouse, keyboard, printer, network cable, external memory and whatever, and simply plug your MacBook Pro into the dock with a single cable to get it all working and your computer has a recharged battery.
In terms of connectivity, Echo 11 brings the following:
- 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports
- 5 USB 3.0 inputs
- 1 Gigabit Ethernet input
- 1 HDMI 2.0 output
- 1 3.5mm audio output
- 1 slot for SD cards
With ports, you can, for example, connect your MacBook Pro to two external 4K 60Hz monitors simultaneously via HDMI and the second Thunderbolt 3 with an adapter (if necessary). If you prefer, you can also connect it to a single external 5K monitor.
Already the port you connect to your computer is capable of recharging at a power of up to 87W, which the 15-inch MacBook Pro requires more “modest” models will have the rate adjusted automatically, so no one has to worry. In addition, the dock has other cards up its sleeve: one of the front USB ports, for example, has the ability to charge iPhones and iPads at full power even when the computer is unplugged.
It is also worth noting that while I am continually quoting the "new" MacBooks Pro in this text, the new Sonnet dock is compatible with any portable computer that has a Thunderbolt 3 port. The Echo 11 is already being sold at Sonnet's online store. on american amazon by $ 300, with a Thunderbolt 3 cable and power adapter included. Interesting, no?