Sonnet's new Echo 11 Thunderbolt 4 HDMI Dock unveiled
Sonnet has launched the Echo 11 Thunderbolt 4 HDMI Dock in the US. Compared to the older Echo 11, the main difference is the addition of an HDMI port, which replaces one of the Thunderbolt 4 ports. The HDMI allows you to connect to an 8K@60Hz display without an adapter. Depending on your set-up, you could alternatively connect dual 6K displays via HDMI and Thunderbolt.
The new model still has three Thunderbolt 4 ports, one for 100W upstream charging, compared to 90W on the previous dock, and two more to connect peripherals. The Echo 11's Gigabit Ethernet port becomes a 2.5GB Ethernet port on the new model, and the USB 2.0 charging port is now USB 3.2 Gen 2. Both devices have three more 7.5W 10 Gbps USB 3.2 ports, an audio jack, SD 4.0 card slot and LEDs to indicate the docking station's status.
The Echo 11 HDMI is also powered via a 30V DC input. The Thunderbolt-certified dock is compatible with various Apple M series MacBooks, Thunderbolt 4 Windows laptops and the M series iPad Pro. You can now buy the Sonnet Echo 11 Thunderbolt 4 HDMI Dock for the discounted price of US$239.99; the product will retail for US$299.99 in the future.