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Cable Matters releases its first USB type C/Thunderbolt 3 docking station

The new Cable Matters docking station. (Source: Cable Matters)
The new Cable Matters docking station. (Source: Cable Matters)
The popular PC/Mac accessory-maker Cable Matters now sells a dock that combines USB type C and Thunderbolt 3 speeds. Therefore, it can drive dual 4K monitors at up to 40 gigabits per second (Gb/s). It also has 3 type A ports to accommodate peripherals or storage media.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Cable Matters has announced its new docking station for PC or Mac. This device allows the user to connect 2 monitors with USB type C or Thunderbolt 3 speeds, thanks to ports rated for both standards. It also combines charging at up to 60 watts (W) into this 1 accessory.

Thanks to its specs, the new docking station can power 2 4K monitors at 60 hertz (Hz) - or 1 5K/60Hz display - at a speed of 40Gb/s. However, using the USB-C mode brings this rate down to 10Gb/s, which drives 2 FHD monitors at 60Hz or just 1 4K screen at 30Hz.

The station also expands a user's I/O range with 2 DisplayPorts; 3 USB type As, 1 3.5mm jack and a Gigabit Ethernet port. It has been priced at US$199.99 on Cable Matters' website, although it is currently out of stock.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-05- 6 (Update: 2020-05- 6)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.