CalDigit reveals a new Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock with 15 Ports of Extreme Connectivity & announces the first Thunderbolt™ 3 dock with 85W laptop charging under $200.
Placentia, California, January 30th, 2018 – Today, CalDigit, announces that the Thunderbolt™ Station 3 Plus (TS3 Plus) docking solution for both Mac & PC is available to order now and will be shipping on February 20th, 2018. The TS3 Plus offers 15 ports of connectivity, the most on any Thunderbolt™ 3 dock, including 7 USB ports, Dual Display connectivity, SD Card reader, Digital Optical Audio, 85W laptop charging and more. Also announced today, is that CalDigit’s original Thunderbolt™ 3 dock, the Thunderbolt™ Station 3 (TS3), will offer a new $199.99 base model, making it the first sub-$200 Thunderbolt™ 3 dock on the market that features 85W laptop charging, helping to bring charging docks to a wider audience.
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TS3 Plus. 15 Ports of Extreme Connectivity.
The Thunderbolt™ Station 3 Plus (TS3 Plus) features an abundance of 15 ports for anyone looking to expand their connectivity via a single Thunderbolt™ 3 cable. Not only does the TS3 Plus feature a total of 7 USB ports. One of those ports is USB 3.1 Gen.2 which offers 10Gb/s throughput. In fact, the TS3 Plus is the only dock currently available to feature USB 3.1 Gen.2 in order to take advantage of the performance of ultra-fast SSD storage devices. The TS3 Plus features a mixture of USB-A and USB-C ports for added convenience.
The front SD 4.0 (UHS-II) card reader makes it incredibly easy to transfer files from cameras and any devices using SD cards. The rear Digital Optical Audio port can connect to speakers, amplifiers or AV receivers for pure digital audio.
The TS3 Plus is capable of charging Thunderbolt™ 3 Mac & PC laptops at 85W. This means that both Mac and PC users can benefit from single cable laptop charging. The 85W charging is ideal for MacBook Pro users that need to charge their laptops at the same speed as their factory charger.
TS3 Plus with 0.5m Cable: $249.99
TS3 Plus with 1.0m Cable: $269.99
TS3 Plus with 2.0m Cable: $279.99
– 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gb/s)
– 85W Mac & PC Laptop Charging
– 5 x USB 3.1 Type-A (Gen.1 5Gb/s)
– 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen.1 5Gb/s)
– 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen.2 10Gb/s)
– 1 x SD Card Reader (UHS-II)
– 1 x DisplayPort
– 1 x Digital Optical Audio (S/PDIF)
– 1 x Analog Audio In
– 1 x Analog Audio Out
– 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
In addition to laptop charging the TS3 also features three USB ports, two eSATA ports, DisplayPort, Analog Audio ports and Gigabit Ethernet.
Thunderbolt™ Station 3 Under $200
CalDigit’s currently available Thunderbolt™ Station 3 (TS3) dock now introduces a $199.99 base model that brings single cable connectivity and 85W laptop charging to a price point traditionally found in the $249-$349 region for a Thunderbolt™ 3 charging dock. CalDigit’s new $199.99 TS3 model is comparable in price to non-charging Thunderbolt™ 3 docks and this new price point makes it easier for Thunderbolt™ 3 users to benefit from dock charging. The TS3 was previously available starting at $299.99 and this new $199.99 price point is a significant saving for consumers.
The $199.99 TS3 model is available to purchase now direct from CalDigit.
CalDigit is a hardware manufacturer and online retailer specializing in Thunderbolt and USB-C technology docking stations and storage solutions for the content creation industry. Whether you are an individual pursuing your passion on the go, or a large creative firm with hundreds of employees, every product is made with you in mind.
At CalDigit, we believe that quality is the first key to creating a better experience. We are vertically integrated in designing, building, and assembling all of our products to ensure that a high level of quality is prevalent throughout. Whether it is our customer service, our designs or the technology inside them, we believe our users should never have to settle for second best.
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