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Salty Pirate

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Oct 5, 2005
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Looking for a dock or adapter that has usb-c charge pass through, display port out or mini display port out, normal usb, card reader would be nice.

This does not seem to exist, everything is HDMI. Do we know why this is?
 

jcarlson

macrumors newbie
Aug 18, 2016
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I've got the 2016 rMB, and I've been looking for a suitable dock as well. I had the Elgato Thunderbolt 2 dock with my old 17" MacBook Pro and I loved it.

So far, I've tried the following:

Kensington SD4600P:
- requires a custom ethernet driver to be installed
- returned because I could not get any video output

IOGear GUD3C01:
- also requires custom ethernet driver
- also returned because I could not get any video output

UNITEK Universal Charging Docking Station:
- also returned because I could not get any video output

AV Access USB 3.1 Docking Station:
- absolutely does not support anything higher than 1080P
- most of the USB ports are USB 2.0, which is disappointing

HooToo Shuttle:
- works well, supports 4K video like the Apple adapter
- isn't really a dock, but so far it's the only thing that works


Having tried four products that didn't work right, it's hard to suspect that they were all "defective". Is anyone else having problems getting video out of their 2016 12" Retina MacBook?

I've tried a 27" ViewSonic VP2770 (2560x1440) monitor, a Dell 2408WFP (1920x1200) monitor and a Samsung 55" UHD 4K television. I've tried the HDMI port and the DisplayPort, and even converters to DVI.

Is my MacBook defective?
 
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Salty Pirate

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Oct 5, 2005
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I hear alot that the actual usb-c cable makes a huge difference with video.

I am looking for a dock to go display port out. I got an LG 34UC97, and with HDMI, I can only get a max resolution of 2560x1080 at 60 hz. I want 3440x1440 @ 60hz. That is the panels native resolution. The limiting factor seems to be HDMI 1.4
 

jcarlson

macrumors newbie
Aug 18, 2016
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I'm starting to think half of my problems are related to a faulty HDMI implementation in my Viewsonic VP2770 monitor...
 

thitiv

macrumors member
Dec 3, 2011
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Bangkok, Thailand
I hear alot that the actual usb-c cable makes a huge difference with video.

I am looking for a dock to go display port out. I got an LG 34UC97, and with HDMI, I can only get a max resolution of 2560x1080 at 60 hz. I want 3440x1440 @ 60hz. That is the panels native resolution. The limiting factor seems to be HDMI 1.4

I am using this one

http://m.ebay.com/itm/281970570958?_mwBanner=1

with my Dell U3415W and a Belkin high speed HDMI cable. Working great at 3440x1440 at 60 Hz always!
 

Quddy

macrumors member
Jul 26, 2016
51
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Japan
Marble DCS2 (USB-C x 2, USB 3.0 x 2, MicroSD Card Reader, HDMI, Mini Display Port) seems ideal if you can wait until October.

http://marble.mofily.com/

I'm keeping my eye on this one. Seems to be well designed and well thought out.
 
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