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The Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Dock Provides Additional Mac Connections

Satechi’s Thunderbolt 4 Dock costs $299 and adds a ton of connectivity options to your Mac, including three Thunderbolt 4 connections, four USB-A ports, Gigabit Ethernet, a UHS-II card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

It’s a common problem that there are never enough available ports to connect all of the devices that people need for their daily work. There’s always a shiny new device that looks like it’d be ideal for streamlining some aspect of your work, and people tend to believe that it actually is.

Especially with portable electronic devices like laptops and tablets, this phenomenon is a never-ending cycle. In any case, we can lessen the chaos, and thankfully we have a few choices to work with.

Using Thunderbolt, you can connect all of your peripherals to your host device with only a single connection, and all of your data will move across one cable. Although not all Macs feature a Thunderbolt 4 connector, the backwards compatibility of Thunderbolt 4 means that most Mac models released after 2016 should be able to use Satechi’s Thunderbolt 4 Dock, along with the most recent iterations of the iPad Pro.

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The dock has a short Thunderbolt 4 cable and a U.S. power adaptor. Satechi’s Thunderbolt 4 dock is an excellent method to upgrade to the newest standard when the majority of the market is still using Thunderbolt 3.

In the previous decade, Thunderbolt has made great strides. The addition of power delivery to a host computer made Thunderbolt 3 the pinnacle of Apple’s “one cable for everything” promise. However, daisy-chaining wasn’t possible until much later.

The Thunderbolt 4 Dock, a standard American adapter, is all that’s inside the box. To get started, you’ll need a power adapter and a single, short Thunderbolt 4 cable. Though it looks bare, that’s all you need to get this dock up and running.

There is no need to install any additional software or drivers in order to use the Thunderbolt 4 Dock because it is a “plug and play” gadget. One Thunderbolt 4 host port is included for direct connection to a compatible Mac or iPad Pro. A Thunderbolt cable running from the dock’s host device’s Thunderbolt port to your Mac’s Thunderbolt port will get you up and running.