CalDigit TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with Cable (1.6')

CalDigit TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with Cable (1.6')

CalDigit TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with Cable (1.6')

B&H # CA500778 MFR # 500778
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Product Highlights

  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C Port
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Audio In/Out Ports
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Add additional connectivity to your Thunderbolt 3-equipped notebook with the TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with Cable from CalDigit. This docking station has a total of nine ports consisting of: two Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.0 Type-A, one USB 3.0 Type-C, one DisplayPort 1.2, one Gigabit Ethernet, and audio in/out jacks. A Thunderbolt 3 cable measuring 1.6' is included with this unit. Please note that this dock does not support laptop charging.

Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.
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CalDigit TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with Cable (1.6')
  • Thunderbolt 3 Cable (1.6')
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    CalDigit 500778 specs

    Ports and Connectors 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    2 x USB 3.0 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
    1 x DisplayPort 1.2
    1 x Gigabit Ethernet
    1 x Audio In
    1 x Audio Out
    Cable Length 1.6' (0.5 m)
    Dimensions 8.78 x 3.15 x 1.06" (22.3 x 8.0 x 2.7 cm)
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 5.2 x 4.5"

    CalDigit 500778 reviews

    TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with Cable (1.6') is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great dock, but be careful about monitor choice I use this dock with my 15 USB-C MacBook Pro (late 2016) to hook up to my larger desk setup. The one problem that I have encountered is that you cannot hook up 2 of the LG31MU97 Monitors at the same time because they are 'Cinema 4k' (4196 x 2160) instead of 'UHD 4K' (3840 x 2160). You can connect both monitors (1 DisplayPort, 1 Thunderbolt), but there will be flickering on 1 of the 2 screens. (presumably because of bandwidth) With that said, here is my setup: 15 MacBook Pro (late 2016) -> LG31MU97 Monitor (1) 15 MacBook Pro (late 2016) -> dock dock DisplayPort -> LG31MU97 Monitor (2) dock Thunderbolt -> G-Raid Studio -> Co-Editors MacBook pro through thunderbolt 2 bridge dock USB (Rear) -> Monitor USB Hub -> keyboard, mouse, sound card dock Ethernet -> ethernet dock USB (Front) -> SD card reader Overall I still think this dock is worth it even if you have these monitors (or the LG 5K) as there is not really any other reasonable way to connect everything without a massive amount of dongles.
    Date published: 2017-05-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from There are probably better options out there. With my Macbook Pro 13 with Touch Bar, the Mac will not power up if asleep when I plug it in. I have to hold the power button down and do a fresh power on. Once up, it works fine, and it even charges the Mac if I keep the lid down while using it. The Thunderbolt cable included works great, but a USB-C to Displayport cable I use for a second display will not attach to the dock. It simply does not click into place and falls out. I have to plug it into a USB-C port on the notebook, which does click into place and works fine. I also keep an external hard drive plugged into the dock, which powers off then back on suddenly whenever I attach or remove the dock's Thunderbolt cable from the Mac. Otherwise, it does the job of providing ethernet and accessory connectivity. The built-in DisplayPort connection works, as does the USB ports on front and back.
    Date published: 2017-05-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I wish it had more ports It works great, but I wish it had more USB ports. To be able to connect everything (kb, mouse, headset) and leave the front ports to use on the fly, I need to use a USB Hub, connect to back of the Docking Station. That's where it loses a star. Other than that, it works as advertise!
    Date published: 2017-04-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great, but there's room for improvement. Bought it to use with my Macbook Pro 15 2016. My displays are FullHD so i can't tell about 4k support. The cable advertised as (0.5m) is a joke. Get the 1m. It lacks full charging support and could have at least 2 USB 3.0 extra.
    Date published: 2017-06-20
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