To use several devices such as classic USB sticks, external storage devices, monitors, printers, etc., or SD cards on a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a USB-C connection, a USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter is the solution. But if such a device is also compact and therefore easy to transport, it should be particularly attractive for photographers, videographers, and all other users who work in different locations or on recording sets/locations.
A few weeks ago, OWC announced a new version of its mobile USB-C dock Travel Adapter for the first quarter of 2021 with its new “OWC USB-C Travel Dock E” model, the letter “E” of which probably stands for Ethernet. Now, this E-model with an additional RJ-45 connection for Gigabit Ethernet or a wired network (LAN) is available from first dealers.
With the new OWC USB-C Travel Dock E, users of (mobile) computers, tablets and smartphones can connect dispense with a bag full of different adapters, because the compact dock expands the connectivity options by six important connections: two USB 3.2 with classic type A socket, HDMI 2.0, an SD card reader (UHS-II) and brand new for this USB Multiport dock model a Gigabit Ethernet and USB-C 100W Power Pass-Through.
Thanks to its integrated USB-C connection cable, users of the compact Travel Dock E can transform any place, be it a studio, a classroom, a meeting room, or a cafe, into an office. With the dock, computers, tablets, and phones equipped with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 can be connected as desired and the corresponding devices can also be charged. However, external monitors can also be used for displays and external storage, and SD memory cards.
Based on the “OWC USB-C Travel Dock”, the new “OWC USB-C Travel Dock E” USB-C Digital AV Multiport adapter with its network connection enables fast and reliable sharing, streaming and surfing, because nothing can inhibit productivity more than slow WLAN. The dock’s Gigabit Ethernet port has an industry-standard connector (RJ-45), so you can use it anywhere for a fast server connection, uninterrupted downloads, and reliable file transfers.
Unlike other mini docks that sacrifice ease of use to remain portable, the OWC USB-C Travel Dock E isn’t a heavyweight resembling a desktop dock. This compact USB-C Digital AV Multiport adapter is about the size (8 x 8 x 2.5 cm) and, at 174 grams, the weight of a hockey puck. It can be used via bus power if there is no access to a power socket, or it can be operated via an optional or any USB-C power supply unit. With its USB-C power supply connection, other devices can also be charged with up to 100 W power while on the move or at work, at home, at school or in the studio.
When you have finished using the OWC USB-C Travel Dock E, you can safely disconnect it with one click using the free OWC Dock Ejector software. This program was developed by the OWC engineers to ensure that all data is written to one or more attached drives before the connection is disconnected, which saves time and protects against data loss.
OWC USB-C Travel Dock E price and availability
The new OWC USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter is available in space gray color for $64.99 on Bhphotovideo.com. The dock will later be offered in a total of four colors.
Earlier this year, OWC Computing has introduced the small external portable SSD named Envoy Pro Elektron with USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) and USB-C and with capacities of 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB.