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