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A Look Back at CalDigit’s Legacy of Docking Innovation

Every device CalDigit delivers has left a lasting legacy in some form or another.
From the original version of Thunderbolt to the latest, CalDigit continues to evolve workflows with only best quality components.
Each new device we introduce borrows in some form from the experience of the last. 
Take a look back at CalDigit’s legacy.

2021

2021

Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub Dock

Element Hub

As we enter a new era of Thunderbolt 4, the Element Hub evolved our expectations as to what a hub can do. Compatible with any Type-C host computer, the Element Hub is up to 8x more powerful than a standard USB-C hub.

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“The new CalDigit Element Thunderbolt 4 Hub is a great add to any Mac, but it’s particularly compelling for M1 MacBook Air and Pro users…”

9to5Mac

USB-C HDMI Dock

The USB-C HDMI Dock is our first dock to supply up to 94W power delivery. Making it an ideal solution for owners of larger screen laptops.

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(4.5 out of 5 )

TechAdvisor

2021

USB-C HDMI Dock

2020

USB-C SOHO Dock

SOHO Dock

With the SOHO Dock we wanted to release a USB-C hub, but with more power. When most hubs feature 5Gb/s performance, the SOHO Dock is a full 10Gb/s Gen. 2 USB-C Hub.

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"Best Overall USB-C Hub"

Digital Trends

USB-C Pro Dock

Users with both Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops wanted a dock that would work with both.The USB-C Pro Dock is a device that adapts to the computer it connects to, allowing for added flexibility.

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“Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock for Mac”

Digital Trends

“Best Budget Dock"

Wirecutter

2019

USB-C Pro Dock

2018

Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks

Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks

For anyone that doesn’t need a larger desktop dock, the Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks offer dual 4K connectivity in a bus-powered device.

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(4 out of 5 )

MacWorld

Thunderbolt Station 3 Plus

The TS3 Plus became the Thunderbolt 3 dock that defined a generation. As Thunderbolt 3 became the most popular version of Thunderbolt, the TS3 Plus brought 15 ports of connectivity, the most on any dock.

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“Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock”

Wirecutter

“Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock”

ArsTechnica 

“Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock”

Digital Trends

2018

Thunderbolt Station 3 Plus

2017

Thunderbolt Station 3

Thunderbolt Station 3

In addition to offering dual display connectivity, and multiple ports, this was our first dock to include 85W laptop charging.

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“Overall, this is a great, compact Thunderbolt 3 dock that offers a good balance of features…”

MacRumors

Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite

The TS3 Lite was a great way to get into Thunderbolt 3 docks, at a lower price point, whilst still offering great features such as dual 4K monitor connectivity.

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“All told, the CalDigit TS3 Lite returns legacy ports back to users…”

AppleInsider

2017

Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite

2016

USB-C Dock

USB-C Dock

As Thunderbolt made a big change to the Type-C connector, CalDigit introduced a dock that would support Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops. This was also our first dock to provide laptop charging.

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“It’s a great feeling to be able to connect a single cable and insatiately have access to a display, external drives…”

9to5Mac

Thunderbolt Station 2

The second iteration of the Thunderbolt Station brought with it a new design that would become the staple for CalDigit’s flagship docks for years. This dock introduced 4K monitor support, and increased connectivity to 11 ports.

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“CalDigit’s Mac hub Thunderbolt Station 2 competes on pricing, size, and build quality”

9to5Mac

2015

Thunderbolt Station 2

2013

Thunderbolt Station

Thunderbolt Station

The original dock that started it all!
As laptops began to reduce port connectivity, the Thunderbolt Station introduced us to the benefits of desktop docks.

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“The CalDigit Thunderbolt station is a very useful addition for anyone with a Thunderbolt Mac…”

MacWorld

2021

Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub Dock

Element Hub

As we enter a new era of Thunderbolt 4, the Element Hub evolved our expectations as to what a hub can do. Compatible with any Type-C host computer, the Element Hub is up to 8x more powerful than a standard USB-C hub.

2021

USB-C HDMI Dock

USB-C HDMI Dock

The USB-C HDMI Dock is our first dock to supply up to 94W power delivery. Making it an ideal solution for owners of larger screen laptops.

"

""

(4.5 out of 5 )

TechAdvisor

2020

USB-C SOHO Dock

SOHO Dock

With the SOHO Dock we wanted to release a USB-C hub, but with more power. When most hubs feature 5Gb/s performance, the SOHO Dock is a full 10Gb/s Gen. 2 USB-C Hub.

"

"Best Overall USB-C Hub"

Digital Trends

2019

USB-C Pro Dock

USB-C Pro Dock

Users with both Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops wanted a dock that would work with both.The USB-C Pro Dock is a device that adapts to the computer it connects to, allowing for added flexibility.

"

“Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock for Mac”

Digital Trends

“Best Budget Dock"

Wirecutter

2018

Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks

Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks

For anyone that doesn’t need a larger desktop dock, the Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks offer dual 4K connectivity in a bus-powered device.

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""

(4 out of 5 )

MacWorld

2018

Thunderbolt Station 3 Plus

Thunderbolt Station 3 Plus

The TS3 Plus became the Thunderbolt 3 dock that defined a generation. As Thunderbolt 3 became the most popular version of Thunderbolt, the TS3 Plus brought 15 ports of connectivity, the most on any dock

"

“Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock”

Wirecutter

“Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock”

ArsTechnica 

“Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock”

Digital Trends

2017

Thunderbolt Station 3

Thunderbolt Station 3

In addition to offering dual display connectivity, and multiple ports, this was our first dock to include 85W laptop charging.

"

“Overall, this is a great, compact Thunderbolt 3 dock that offers a good balance of features…”

MacRumors

2017

Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite

Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite

The TS3 Lite was a great way to get into Thunderbolt 3 docks, at a lower price point, whilst still offering great features such as dual 4K monitor connectivity.

"

“All told, the CalDigit TS3 Lite returns legacy ports back to users…”

AppleInsider

2016

USB-C Dock

USB-C Dock

As Thunderbolt made a big change to the Type-C connector, CalDigit introduced a dock that would support Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops. This was also our first dock to provide laptop charging.

"

“It’s a great feeling to be able to connect a single cable and insatiately have access to a display, external drives…”

9to5Mac

2015

Thunderbolt Station 2

Thunderbolt Station 2

The second iteration of the Thunderbolt Station brought with it a new design that would become the staple for CalDigit’s flagship docks for years. This dock introduced 4K monitor support, and increased connectivity to 11 ports.

"

“CalDigit’s Mac hub Thunderbolt Station 2 competes on pricing, size, and build quality”

9to5Mac

2013

Thunderbolt Station

Thunderbolt Station

The original dock that started it all!
As laptops began to reduce port connectivity, the Thunderbolt Station introduced us to the benefits of desktop docks.

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“The CalDigit Thunderbolt station is a very useful addition for anyone with a Thunderbolt Mac…”

MacWorld

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“Our long standing legacy of docking solutions has continued to adapt to the ever changing landscape of Thunderbolt and USB-C, delivering products our customers can depend on. When you decide to purchase a CalDigit dock, you are not only investing in that device, you are investing in years of experience.”

-CalDigit

CalDigit has been designing industry leading docks starting all the way back from the original version of Thunderbolt.

Our engineers have years of expertise in designing docks utilising the latest advances in technology, and our products are are highly acclaimed within the industry. Take a look at the legacy of CalDigit’s docking solutions.

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