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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with CalDigit to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a USB-C HDMI Dock that's compatible with Apple's USB-C Macs and iPads.

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Unlike most Thunderbolt docks on the market, CalDigit's USB-C HDMI Dock provides up to 94W for charging a MacBook, which means that it has enough power to facilitate charging even the 16-inch MacBook Pro at full speeds. Most other docks top out at 87W.

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Priced at $219.99, the USB-C HDMI Dock offers a total of 10 ports, including a Thunderbolt 3 port, two HDMI 2.0b ports, one 10Gb/s USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port, three USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports that support transfer speeds up to 5Gb/s, an SD Card Reader, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and an Audio In/Out Combo Jack.


CalDigit's USB-C HDMI Dock is compatible with all Thunderbolt and USB-C laptops, so it will work with all of Apple's modern computers. It is also compatible with the USB-C iPad Pro models and the fourth-generation iPad Air, which is equipped with USB-C.

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As a universal dock option, when paired with a Thunderbolt 3 laptop, the HDMI USB-C Dock offers a full 40Gb/s performance, and when connected to a USB-C laptop, it offers 10Gb/s performance. It is also compatible with machines that have Thunderbolt 4 ports.

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With a Thunderbolt connection, the dock supports two 4K 60Hz displays through the HDMI 2.0 ports, while USB-C users can connect dual 2K 30Hz monitors or a single 4K 30Hz monitor. M1 Mac users can connect a single external monitor up to 4K 60Hz.

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The HDMI USB-C Dock offers a few other bells and whistles. With CalDigit's software, all external drives connected to the dock can be ejected with a click, and it supports standalone charging so you can charge accessories like the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch at up to 7.5W with no laptop connected.

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We have five of the HDMI USB-C Docks to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win our giveaway, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory 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 (February 12) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 19. The winners will be chosen randomly on February 19 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 USB-C HDMI Dock With 94W Charging From CalDigit
 

Jimmy James

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This looks really nice. A port combo I would use.

It always bugs me that Apple requires us to buy docks or adapters to duplicate functionality that was previously built into laptops. It’s not like they’re cheaper than 10 years ago even factoring inflation. But that’s a rant against Apple, not this.

Also, thank you MR. The product looks really nice.
 
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maraino

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Does anybody knows if you can connect this or similar docks to a Thunderbolt Display using Apple's Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter? And, are you able to use the camera and USB ports of the display?
 
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brdeveloper

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No complexity... just send and let the winner deal with customs. Pretty straightforward in Brazil.
 
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JDuggan

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This is a good dock. Used it before I sold my 16" MPB.

But placing the power port is in the back, dead center, is questionable.
 
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TheDailyApple

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I have Caldigit’s flagship dock, so I’d be losing a few ports with this. However a couple family members could definitely use this thing.

For anyone who doesn’t win, Caldigit’s docks are worth purchasing.
 
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eastwoodandy

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Does anybody knows if you can connect this or similar docks to a Thunderbolt Display using Apple's Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter? And, are you able to use the camera and USB ports of the display?
Hi,
I’ve got this exact dock and a 2013 MacBook Pro with thunderbolt 2. My display doesn’t have a camera but does have USB ports so I’ll try it out and report back.
 
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shamino

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No complexity... just send and let the winner deal with customs. Pretty straightforward in Brazil.
It's not so much customs, but the fact that in many places, prize winnings count as taxable income. MacRumors would need to file tax forms with the winner's taxpayer ID number in order to make it legal.

In the US, for instance, any prize worth more than $600 must be reported via a "1099-MISC" form, and many giveaways will request taxpayer ID information in order to file this form even for smaller prizes.

It is safe to assume that most countries have similar rules, each one with its own respective form, rules and penalties for non-compliance. Additionally, transferring a prize across international borders may trigger various anti-money-laundering rules, may involve tariffs and all kinds of other related issues. This will, at minimum, require more paperwork and might involve all kinds of ugly permits, depending on the value of the prize and the country involved.

In order to permit a giveaway like this to work internationally, MacRumors would need to retain a legal advisor capable of ensuring that all laws are complied with, no matter what the winner's country might be. That could easily cost far more than the value of the prize itself.

I'm actually surprised Canada is allowed to participate. But not Quebec - they must have some problematic law that the rest of Canada does not.
 
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LimitR

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How much of my information is sold off by entering into something like this? What's the catch?
 
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shamino

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How much of my information is sold off by entering into something like this? What's the catch?
You need to provide your name and an e-mail address to enter. Then you can get bonus entries for performing certain actions:

  • Sign up for the MacRumors newsletter - they get your e-mail address again to create the subscription
  • Follow MacRumors on Twitter. In order to get this entry, you need to have a Twitter account and give MacRumors your Twitter handle so they can confirm that you're following them. So I can't enter this one (I have no Twitter account and I don't want one).
  • Be a MacRumors Forum user. You already are (since you're posting here), but you need to provide your forum user name.
  • Visit MacRumors on Facebook. You don't give them your Facebook ID and you don't have to do anything when you're there. Just visit the page via the link.
  • Visit MacRumors on Instagram. Again, you don't give them an Instagram ID or anything. Just visit the site via the link.
  • Visit MacRumors on YouTube. Again, just visit the site via the link.

All information collected (Name, e-mail address, Twitter handle, MacRumors forum username, and maybe cookie data from the Facebook, Instagram and YouTube click-through) goes to MacRumors and (probably) to Gleam - who I believe supplies the software used to run the giveaway.

In general, aside from the Twitter handle, it looks like no more information than MacRumors already has if you have a Forum account.
 
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handle manifest

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It's not so much customs, but the fact that in many places, prize winnings count as taxable income. MacRumors would need to file tax forms with the winner's taxpayer ID number in order to make it legal.

In the US, for instance, any prize worth more than $600 must be reported via a "1099-MISC" form, and many giveaways will request taxpayer ID information in order to file this form even for smaller prizes.

It is safe to assume that most countries have similar rules, each one with its own respective form, rules and penalties for non-compliance. Additionally, transferring a prize across international borders may trigger various anti-money-laundering rules, may involve tariffs and all kinds of other related issues. This will, at minimum, require more paperwork and might involve all kinds of ugly permits, depending on the value of the prize and the country involved.

In order to permit a giveaway like this to work internationally, MacRumors would need to retain a legal advisor capable of ensuring that all laws are complied with, no matter what the winner's country might be. That could easily cost far more than the value of the prize itself.

I'm actually surprised Canada is allowed to participate. But not Quebec - they must have some problematic law that the rest of Canada does not.
At the risk of upsetting the management of MR, I'll point out that Android Authority has a monthly giveaway and is willing to ship the prizes to most of the world's nations. The top prize is usually an Android smartphone, and often, that phone is one that retails for several hundred U.S. dollars.

The problem with Quebec may be a possible requirement that the giveaway rules and other materials be available in French. But Android Authority doesn't do so, and doesn't exclude residents of Quebec. And (if I'm not mistaken) Android Authority is headquartered in Vancouver, to boot.
 
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