Add more ports to your Mac with the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock

Use a Mac but find yourself running out of free ports all the time? Or maybe you're just tired of the back of your Mac looking like someone poured a bowl of spaghetti there? The OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock is the device for you.

OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock
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Apple makes some fantastic hardware, but one complaint I hear leveled at Macs, especially by professionals, is that there are never enough ports to go around. I know a lot of professional photographers and videographers who continually have to unplug devices to make room for something else, a hassle that wastes time and disrupts workflows.

Enter the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock

You want ports? You got them! This single sleek dock is home to a vast array of ports:

  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2
  • 5 x USB 3.0 (including two high-power ports for fast-charging devices such as smartphones and tablets)
  • 1 x FireWire 800
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4b with 4K display support
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio input / mic
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio output / headphone
OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock
Image: OWC

To the Thunderbolt 2 Dock you can theoretically connect up to 78 devices – you can daisy chain 63 devices to the FireWire 800 port, and five devices plus a display to the Thunderbolt 2 ports – over a single Thunderbolt connection.

And the good news is that it works with any Thunderbolt-equipped Mac running OS X 10.9.4 or later.

This can be yours for the special pre-order price of $249. This represents excellent value, especially when you consider how much Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet and Thunderbolt-to-FireWire dongles cost.

This is an excellent accessory for any professional using the Mac platform, but it's especially suited to those working with a Mac Pro or perhaps the new 5K iMac because it offers a cheap and easy way to simplify and streamline all the devices that connect to the computer.

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