Need high quality USB 3/TB 2/HDMI Hub

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Noctilux.95, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Noctilux.95 macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    Love my new iMac Retina but I need more USB 3 ports. OWC has a really nice hub but its $250!
    My budget is up to $100.

  2. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    In that case, you're not going to get one at that price. Thunderbolt alone is an expensive interface thanks to Intel's pricing of it's chipsets.
  3. larrysing1963, Mar 27, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2015

    larrysing1963 macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2014
    I don't think you are going to find one at that price level, sorry. Maybe double that. If I were buying one, and I almost did recently, this was the one I had targeted:

    CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 2 eSATA 6G, 4K, USB 3.0, HDMI and Ethernet Ports (TS2-US-60)
    ($185.99 on Amazon today)
  4. Noctilux.95 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    Totally forgot about Intel's ludicrous TB pricing. I guess I'll get the OWC hub.
    Thanks guys!
  5. ColdCase, Apr 2, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2015

    ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    There's a list of docks here:

    They are all relatively high quality, but the OWC is not the best performer, especially for the price.

    The less $$ docks typically don't include the $30 TB cable.

    If you are going to plug in an external audio amp, I think the Startech TB2 is the only one that won't give you an annoying audio pop on sleep and wake.

    You can often find some of the older TB1 docks on sale less than $150 or so.

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