Combines past and present technology including FireWire, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and eSATA storage ports. Dual Thunderbolt 2 outlets support daisy chaining additional devices and storage. Also supports 4K monitors and displays.
Some users found the dock to get too hot under prolonged use.
This dock’s primary use is to add monitor support with DisplayPort or HDMI plugs, but it also offers two USB 3.0 ports for peripherals like mice, keyboards, webcams, and storage devices. A 1 gigabit Ethernet port is included as well.
The amount of additional ports is small compared to other products.
This dock supplies smooth, stable connections with a variety of devices. Includes 2 USB 3.0 ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 DVI port, and an Ethernet port. HDMI and DVI ports can be used simultaneously, allowing you to expand your setup to 3 monitors.
Anker drivers may require multiple installations to recognize certain devices.
This dock provides lightning-fast speeds of 20 Gbps, supports dual displays, and accommodates 4K cinema resolution. Able to daisy chain 5 total devices together for outstanding peripheral applications. Includes 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports, 3 USB 3.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 Ethernet port, and two audio out ports, one of which supports microphones.
HDMI output can be unreliable, and multiple users complained about frustrating customer support.
This sleek, low-profile dock includes 3 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 charging ports, 1 FireWire port, 1 HDMI port, 1 Ethernet port, and 2 3.5-millimeter audio jacks. It also features 2 Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining.
Dock can cause problems by cycling on and off, and often gets very warm.
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A Thunderbolt 2 connector is essentially an alternative to USB. Developed by Intel, it allows you to connect various devices to a laptop or desktop. A Thunderbolt 2 dock makes it convenient to keep multiple devices connected to your laptop, since the only cable that needs to be plugged into the computer is the Thunderbolt — the rest sit in the dock. Thunderbolt 2 docks typically come with ports for USB 3, eSATA, and HDMI, but some have others, such as Firewire and Ethernet. Some allow you to “daisy chain” devices, meaning you can connect devices to one that’s connected to the dock so that they can all interact. You need two Thunderbolt ports to achieve this, so a dock that includes them expands connectivity options.