Plugable's Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking Station

We’re excited to launch a new powerhouse into our docking station lineup, the Plugable Thunderbolt and USB-C Docking Station (TBT3-UDC1). The Plugable TBT3-UDC1 dock is built upon the latest Intel Titan Ridge chipset, casting a wider net of compatibility with both Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops that are on the market today, while still delivering powerful performance.

A Dock For Both Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C

Let’s face it—Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C compatibility can be confusing, especially when they share the same connector. With previous Thunderbolt 3 docking stations, they had to be used exclusively with computers that supported Thunderbolt 3. Now, with the Plugable TBT3-UDC1, you can simplify your environment without the need to worry about whether your laptop hosts support Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C. When connected to a Thunderbolt 3 system, you can leverage that massive 40Gbps bandwidth for up to 2 4K DisplayPort monitors, push heavy I/O to multiple 10Gbps USB devices, and charge your laptop up to 60W, all through a single included 80cm Thunderbolt 3 cable. And when connected to a compatible USB-C system that isn’t Thunderbolt-enabled, you can still setup a productivity powerhouse (with some reduced display and USB bandwidth capabilities).

That means this dock is perfect for those offices or households with multiples users and computers. Whether it be a MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3, or your newer Surface laptops with USB-C, this dock is designed with host flexibility, able to provide functionality* to both types of Windows or macOS hosts without the need for additional drivers or adapters. It even works with the newest iPad Pro models with USB-C, though please note ipadOS currently supports a single monitor.

Diagram of the connections possible for a Thunderbolt computer and a USB-C computer

Unlock and Expand Your Connectivity

With a single included 80cm Thunderbolt 3 cable connected to your Thunderbolt 3 host:

  • Drive up to two 4K monitors at 60Hz via DisplayPort
  • Charge your laptop battery with up to 60W of power
  • Connect up to two USB-C peripherals at up to 10Gbps
  • Connect up to three of your legacy USB peripherals (“USB-A”), with the front USB port supporting 10Gbps and BC 1.2 charging
  • Stay wired with a fast, reliable gigabit Ethernet connection
  • Keep your audio in check with a combined analog audio input and output jack for connecting stereo headphones and microphone

*USB-C systems without Thunderbolt will have reduced display and USB bandwidth functionality; see product page for additional specification details

The Plugable Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking Station is available both in Amazon US and Amazon Canada. For our US customers, we’re offering a limited time $20 off coupon to celebrate this launch. Don’t miss out by using the code TBT3UDC1 during checkout!

If you have any questions at all, please comment below or email anytime and we will be glad to help!

Buy the Plugable Thunderbolt™ and USB-C Dual Display Docking Station with 60W Host Charging

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