Sonnettech introduced a new compact Sonnet Echo 5 Thunderbolt 4 Hub. The Thunderbolt hub is equipped with four Thunderbolt 4 ports and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A (10Gbps) charging port, provides charging up to 85W, and is compatible with all computers with Thunderbolt 4 ports based on Mac, Windows, iPad Pro with the port is also supported Thunderbolt.
Because many laptop manufacturers now produce computers with a limited number of interfaces, albeit the most modern and fast ones, external hubs will be needed to connect all the necessary peripherals. External devices can be card readers, data storage, input devices, data capture interfaces, displays, and so on. The Sonnet Echo 5 Thunderbolt 4 docking station allows you to connect to peripherals using a single Thunderbolt cable simultaneously, while the same cable can charge compatible laptops up to 85W.
Since the hub supplies power, the Echo 5 is a desktop solution and requires a 220V connection. However, it will not take up much space on the table – the dimensions of the hub are 12.9 x 7.2 x 2.16 cm, and the power supply is 5.6 x 14.8 x 3.2 cm. Depending on the device to which it is connected, the hub supports connecting a single 4K, 5K, 6K, 8K display, or dual displays in combinations of 4K + 4K, 5K + 5K, or up to 6K.
In total, the Thunderbolt ports on the hub allow you to connect up to five Thunderbolt peripherals. You can also connect up to three bus-powered Thunderbolt devices at the same time. The ports support USB4 and USB 3 devices (including displays).
The 10Gbps USB Type-A charging port supports most USB devices, including fast full-speed NVMe SSDs. The USB Type-A port provides up to 7.5W of power, so devices receive the necessary bus power, for example, it can be used to charge a smartphone or tablet.
When paired with an iPad Pro with a Thunderbolt port, the Echo Hub allows you to connect multiple devices to your tablet at the same time and charge it at full power, or connect a single display up to 6K resolution to your tablet.