Belkin Dock Mini
From an extremely reliable manufacturer, the Belkin Dock Mini can help you take advantage of today’s fastest connector standard, even going so far as to support two simultaneous 4K displays at 60 hertz. Its compact design makes it great for use on the road.
- Fixed high-speed cable
- Requires thunderbolt 3 connectivity
- No charging passthrough
Those with a ton of peripherals to connect should consider the Anker 10-in-1 , which uses an external power brick to deliver a maximum of 60 watts. Three of its slots offer PowerIQ technology for safe and efficient charging.
- 7 superspeed ports
- Upward-facing configuration
- A bulkier setup than most
The durable and dependable Anker PowerExpand+ provides a great deal of connectivity and can pass through just enough electricity to accommodate a standard MacBook. Its HDMI port is capable of a 4K resolution at 30 hertz or 1080p at 60 hertz.
- Gigabit ethernet jack
- Relatively compact
- Can't charge a macbook pro
Siig JU Series
No matter your needs, one of the Siig JU Series should satisfy them, whether you’re using a high-speed Thunderbolt 3 connector or the more common USB 3.0. It offers Power Delivery charging, as well as support for up to three monitors, thanks to a DisplayLink video chipset.
- Capable of an ultra hd output
- Separate mic and headphone jacks
- Requires external power
TBI Pro C12
The TBI Pro C12 delivers more connectivity options than almost any other passive model, including 4 Type-A ports, a Mini DisplayPort, and a Type-C power passthrough. It’s slightly angled with nonslip feet, and you can put your laptop on top of it, so it takes up no space.
- Standard headphones jack
- Supports windows and mac os
- Relatively costly
If you’re the owner of a MacBook original, Air, or Pro from the last few years, you’ll love the Purgo TC401 as it’s designed to fit flush on the side of your notebook and provide extensive functionality without the need for cumbersome wires.
- Supports dual 4k displays
- Full-speed charging
- Not meant for windows use
A bit different from the rest, the Glyph Dock is designed to house a high-speed NVMe solid-state drive. It takes advantage of the lightning-fast Thunderbolt 3 and UHS-II SD card protocols, although it is one of the most costly choices.
- Displayport allows 4k video at 60 hz
- Separate microphone and audio jacks
- Sold with or without flash storage
Definitely one of the most straightforward options, the Anker 4-Port is perfect for use with modern laptops that don’t have enough USB connectors to accommodate peripherals like mice and keyboards, although because it’s bus-powered, it’s not able to charge at high speeds.
- Highly slim construction
- Extremely portable
- Very inexpensive
At only about $40, the HooToo UC001 is a highly economical way to add more USB ports, an HDMI output, and a flash card reader to a modern notebook computer. Its exterior is constructed mostly from aluminum with a reinforced soft-touch cable.
- Supports ultra hd video
- Power delivery charging
- Works with all operating systems
Whether you’re running Windows or Mac OS, the Vava UC010 can provide plenty of expansion. It offers separate full-size and microSD card readers, an Ethernet jack, and 100 watts of Power Delivery passthrough to keep everything charged.
- 5-gigabit-per-second transfer speeds
- Durable aluminum body
- 18-month warranty