Anker presents its new Thunderbolt docking station “Anker PowerExpand 7-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock” recently. The new Thunderbolt dock complements the docking solutions already available from Anker; the 13-in-1, which costs almost $300, was launched at the end of June. The new Thunderbolt hub is already available on Amazon.
If you are interested in a compact and fast Thunderbolt docking station, you now have another variant to choose from at Anker. As of now, in addition to the 13-in-1 that was launched earlier, Anker is now offering the cheaper PowerExpand 7-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock at a price of $199.99 and it can be purchased through the Amazon.com store.
The small 109 x 90 x 30 mm Thunderbolt dock from Anker weighs 227 grams and integrates 7 ports for lightning-fast data transfer, high-speed Ethernet, and charging MacBook or Windows laptops with up to 45 watts via Thunderbolt 3 cables. For data transfer, Anker mentions up to 10 Gbps for the USB ports, and up to 40 Gbps are possible via Thunderbolt. The HDMI 2.0 port supports up to 4K and 60Hz.
- USB-C (10 Gbps, 5 V / 0.9 A)
- USB-A (10 Gbps, 5 V / 1.1 A)
- SD & microSD memory card slot (SD 4.0 UHS-II）
- Thunderbolt 3 upstream port (40 Gbps, 45 W)
- HDMI 2.0 input
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Length: 109 mm, width: 90 mm, height: 30 mm
- Weight: 225 g
Last month, OWC launched an M.2 NVMe SSD drive with the Thunderbolt 3 interface called Envoy Express. Not only is it the first compact M.2 drive box that meets the Thunderbolt standard for high-speed access, but it also has a very smart design, removable cable, but a cable-like design attached to the box.