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Satechi today announced the launch of several new products, including a Thunderbolt 4 Dock, a USB-C Multiport MX Adapter, and a USB-C Multimedia Adapter M1, all of which have been designed with Apple silicon Macs in mind.

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According to Satechi, the $300 Thunderbolt 4 Dock was created for M1 Max MacBook Pro owners, offering up 11 ports that can be used through a single connection. There are three Thunderbolt 4 ports, four USB-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a pair of UHS-II SD and micro SD card readers, and a 3.5mm audio jack port. The Dock provides dual 4K HDMI video support, up to 40Gb/s data transfer speeds, and up to 96W charging.


Satechi is shipping the dock with a removable AC adapter that can add an extra boost of power for high-powered peripherals. Like all of Satechi's docks, it is made from aluminum that is meant to match the design of Apple's MacBooks.

Priced at $150, The USB-C Multiport MX Adapter offers up six total ports, and Satechi says it's ideal for the M1 Max MacBook Pro and iPad Pro. It features two 4K HDMI ports (one 60Hz and one 30Hz), a USB-C Power Delivery Port that supports up to 100W, a USB-C data port, SD and micro SD card slots, a headphone jack, an Ethernet port, and two USB-A ports.


The $180 USB-C Multimedia Adapter features a total of six ports, including two 4K HDMI ports (one 60Hz and one 30Hz), a USB-C Power Delivery charging port that supports up to 100W, a USB-C data port, and two USB-A ports.


The Thunderbolt 4 Dock is priced at $300 and can be purchased from the Satechi website or from Best Buy, as can the $150 USB-C Multimedia Adapter. The $180 USB-C Multiport MX Adapter can be purchased from the Satechi website or from Amazon.com.

Satechi is offering an exclusive discount for MacRumors readers on the two adapters. Use the promo code MAC25 to get 25 percent off at checkout on the Satechi website.

Article Link: Satechi Launches Thunderbolt 4 Dock and USB-C Adapters for Apple Silicon Macs
 
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gank41

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I see sooooo many docks & hubs w/ just 2-3 USB-A ports, along with a myriad of other types of ports. I haven't seen many with a large number of USB-A ports, though. Like, 6+ would be great. The few I've seen online are all from companies I haven't heard of.
 

MartyF81

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What is up with so many of the the new docks coming out that have the computer-bound thunderbolt port on the front? Seems to counter any kind of clean cable setup.

Its driving me insane... I would like to move to a TB4 Dock... but they all have the input on the Front. So unsightly for cable management. Also wastes an "Easy Access" port on the front for something that is left plugged in 100% of the time you are using the dock.

Sometimes I wonder what these design people are even thinking...

Sticking with my old dock I guess until someone's brain starts working again...
 

dallegre

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This is pretty much the same design as all the other $300 TB4 docks. As mentioned above, it would be great if someone would make one with the host port on the back of the dock. I'd also like to have audio on the back of the dock because I run audio monitors through a dock.
 

finbred

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This is pretty much the same design as all the other $300 TB4 docks. As mentioned above, it would be great if someone would make one with the host port on the back of the dock. I'd also like to have audio on the back of the dock because I run audio monitors through a dock.
Yup, just a different outer shell than the OWC TB 4 dock. Their previous TB3 dock had the host port at the back but only 2 TB ports overall so only good for daisy chaining. I asked why they changed that and they said (lied) it was due to customer requests. The truth is probably that some engineer in China found it easier (& cheaper) to build the board this way.
 

dallegre

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All i need is one monitor input(displayport/hdmi) and a bazillion USB-A ports.

Why is it so hard?

I think the idea is TB4 gives you the option to attach/daisy chain pretty much anything. Adding a USB-A hub or USB-C to DP/HDMI adapter would be simple and inexpensive.
 
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MauiPa

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I see sooooo many docks & hubs w/ just 2-3 USB-A ports, along with a myriad of other types of ports. I haven't seen many with a large number of USB-A ports, though. Like, 6+ would be great. The few I've seen online are all from companies I haven't heard of.
or just get a few cables like I did. external hard drive with the funky port to USBC, got 2 for $6. seems like people are emotionally attached to cables. "Oh no, I need a dongle, wahhh!" (for reference, not saying that is you) No, they make nice cables
 

DIng0

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Looks like the same ports/layout as the Razer, Kensington and Sonnet TB4 docks. Wonder if it's the same OEM board in all of them.
 
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gugy

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I'll keep this dock in mind. I tried the Caldigit Element hub and did not care for it and the USB-A ports stop working after one week. Returned.
Getting this week the OWC TB4 and hopefully, that will do it. Next, Sonnet and maybe this one after.
I am trying to figure out the best dock for my MBP Max and my two ACD 30" displays. It's been a struggle so far.
 
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AJ Mac25

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What is up with so many of the the new docks coming out that have the computer-bound thunderbolt port on the front? Seems to counter any kind of clean cable setup.
I agree, this is very similar to the OWC dock. Hate the port of the front for aesthetics. Also, please give us one HDMI or DP port on these new docks. I get the TB4 ability but had to buy a TB to DP cable for mine and did not work. Then a TB to HDMI adapter which now works but is that really better than a dongle? Oh well.
 
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