MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Thunderbolt Station 3 From CalDigit

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with CalDigit to offer MacRumors a chance to win one of the company's TS3 Thunderbolt Station 3 docks.

    The TS3, designed to connect to Apple's most recent Thunderbolt 3 Macs, features a sleek ribbed aluminum enclosure and adds a range of functionality to machines like the MacBook Pro with its wealth of ports.

    At the back, the TS3 offers two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, two eSATA ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a DisplayPort, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. At the front, there are audio in and audio out jacks, along with a third USB 3.1 Type-A port. All of the ports are accessible through a single connected Thunderbolt 3 cable, which also provides charging.


    CalDigit's TS3 is one of the Thunderbolt 3 docks on the market that's able to offer full 85W charging to the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, so there is no compromise to be made when it comes to charging speed.

    It is compatible with all Thunderbolt 3 Macs and supports a single 5K monitor or dual 4K monitors.


    We reviewed the TS3 earlier this year and we were impressed with the design and the balance of features it offers, along with the 85W charging, and it's one of the only docks to offer eSATA ports.

    CalDigit normally charges $250 for the TS3 Thunderbolt 3 docking station, but we have two to give to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

    Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

    The contest will run from today (October 6) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 13. The winners will be chosen randomly on October 13 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

    Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Thunderbolt Station 3 From CalDigit
  2. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    This looks fantastic. Wish I wasn't living in Canada!

    I still need a dock that has minidisplay port for my old 24" LED ACD though....
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    You can just use a displayport to minidisplayport cable.

    I use this with a crappy 1080p monitor (Displayport to DVI) and 4K P2415Q (TB3 to Displayport). Works nicely, though the eSata ports don't work nicely with my old Lacie drive. I would get constant disconnect messages when waking from sleep.
  4. macs4nw macrumors 601


    What it lacks in the 'sleek' dept, it makes up for it by being one of the few docks charging at 85Watts.

    But when can we expect to start seeing more docks featuring USB 3.1 Gen2 (@10Gbps) for a little future-proofing, considering the price of some of these hubs?
  5. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    If it's all the same, I'd rather win semiconductors.:D
  6. Dan From Canada macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2016
    Same here.

    I bet that Canadian clicks count on ads.

    That should count for something.
  7. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    I'm an hour from America (London Ont), come on MR, throw me a bone over here!!!
  8. BigTomCallaghan macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2014
    I have this and it is awesome, for anyone considering it - running a 43” 4K TV as a monitor and it rocks with my 2017 MBP. I bought from Amazon, FYI
  9. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    It looks great. But I still can't believe that one needs to spend hundreds of dollars to connect things I used to take for granted. To an overpriced (albeit great) laptop.
  10. Kajje macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2012
    If I were looking for an external harddrive, but without an external harddrive, I'd buy one!
  11. adib macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2010
    At that size and still no slot for dedicated GPU? That's sad.
  12. carestudio macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    it's actually the smallest thunderbolt 3 dock. not as big as you think. it's just the picture that made you think it's giant, it's not. I have caldigit ts3 dock, it's same size of their ts2. very compact. read this review

    you can not embed a GPU in that compact size.

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