With USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility, 14 ports of connectivity and up to 100W Power Delivery, Plugable’s new TBT3-UDZ delivers impressive performance that takes the guesswork out of selecting a dock that’s right for you.
Furthering their mission to simplify compatibility and create products that remove consumer pain points, top-rated computer accessory company Plugable announces its most versatile and innovative docking station to date. The Plugable TBT3-UDZ offers unrivaled flexibility, with 14 ports for maximum connectivity, HDMI, and DisplayPort port options for adding up to two 4K displays, and unparalleled charging up to 100W (96W certified). The dock allows for both vertical and horizontal orientations, meaning users can arrange their desks in any way they choose. The TBT-UDZ also has the widest compatibility with Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops on the market, making this dock a must-have for Apple and USB-C laptop users looking to expand their workspace and stay powered-up throughout the day. The Plugable TBT3-UDZ is available today on Amazon, Newegg, and Walmart for $299 with a $50 launch coupon on Amazon.com.
“Consumers love USB-C but are often confused by it. We’ve designed this dock to eliminate confusion. It’s a Thunderbolt 3 dock that’s backward compatible with USB-C and forward compatible with USB4 and Thunderbolt 4. It supports performance at a superset of all of these standards: 40Gbps, two displays, and the maximum laptop charging rate supported by Thunderbolt devices” said Bernie Thompson, Plugable’s Founder. “In short, it brings out the best features and performance that each particular Mac and PC laptop can support with USB-C.”
The TBT-UDZ solves industry pain points that consumers have been dealing with for a long time now. These include the difference between Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C ports, HDMI versus DisplayPort, USB-C, or USB-A peripheral ports, and the different levels of charging wattage offered. These common confusions lead to consumers purchasing incompatible devices and even deterring consumers from purchasing at all. With the TBT3-UDZ’s inclusion of both HDMI and DisplayPort ports, the variety of USB ports, Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C compatibility, and the power to charge up to 100W, consumers no longer need to figure out if the docking station they’re purchasing has enough power to charge their laptop or know if they have an HDMI of DisplayPort monitor before making a purchase. The TBT3-UDZ eliminates any confusion between these different types of technologies and relieves the consumer of being a computer accessories expert – the experts at Plugable have done the work for you.
No Dock Knowledge? No Problem
Plugable’s unique dock design allows users to connect up to two additional 4K displays with your port of choice using either HDMI or DisplayPort without the need for external adapters. This is the first Thunderbolt 3 docking station to offer this flexibility of display types. The dock also includes a USB-C 10Gbps port, a USB-A 10Gbps port, 5 USB 5Gbps ports, SD/Micro SD ports, Ethernet, and audio ports, making way for extreme flexibility and more connectivity options. Using the Intel Titan Ridge chipset and Plugable’s custom design, the TBT3-UDZ has the widest compatibility with Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops on the market. Its dual connectivity removes frustrations from having to pick a compatible docking station for PC and Mac laptops while delivering unrivaled performance.
Using USB-C’s smart Power Delivery standard, the TBT3-UDZ charges any laptop at the maximum supported rate. The theoretical maximum of USB-C Power Delivery is 100W. However, the practical maximum for IEC safety standards is 96W. With Apple now releasing laptops with 96W chargers, such as the new 16” MacBook Pro, the TBT3-UDZ is the best docking station to pair with these devices for unrivaled performance.
Create a Workspace That Works Towards the Future
The new dock features backward and forward compatibility from USB-C to USB4 and Thunderbolt 4, allowing it to work with a variety of laptops at their best performance. Whether it is the IT professional who is outfitting hybrid setups at home and the office, the content creator looking for a simple solution to expand their workspace, or the everyday remote worker who wants to increase their productivity, the TBT3-UDZ takes the guesswork out of efficient desk setups.
The TBT3-UDZ’s flexibility in supporting many different laptops makes it the dock to choose for companies where all laptops are USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. As businesses return to work, hotdesking has taken on greater importance. Desks need to be spaced out for safety and not everyone is at the office every day so having a great desk environment that can be shared is critical. The dock keeps no state between different laptop users so one team member can unplug and walk away, and another walk up and plug-in, with no setup or security issues.
All Plugable products are backed by a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as Washington-based email customer service support.