On Amazon, the CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dock is down to $230.44. For this dock, this is a new low price, usually offered at about $280 or more. It sold very steadily until the days of holidays for around $310. It’s never been less than $280 before the deal today, anyway.
The 50 USD discount can be just nice enough for your laptop’s fancy Thunderbolt 3 to justify it, but you should not do this if you don’t have Thunderbolt 3. If all you’ve got is USB-C, there are plenty of options like this Anker 5-in-1 hub which is $8 off, which doesn’t cost much and will still offer a lot of features. The key to the costly price is the super crazy fast Thunderbolt 3 speed that is fully utilized by this dock.
The TS3 Plus offers a full range of functionality with a Thunderbolt 3 port. It has 15 ports, including two own Thunderbolt 3 ports with 40 Gbps data transfer speeds, which can also be used for devices and accessories. It also has a 1.2 DisplayPort connection, five USB-A ports, a 5Gb/s USB-C 3.1 Gen1, and a 10Gb/s Gen2 only data transfer with USB-C 3.1. Gigabit Ethernet, an SD card, 3.5 mm stereo (microphone) and 3.5 mm stereo (headphone) input and a digital optical audio port are other ports.
You can connect and load your host computer with one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports. This port can supply up to 87W for charging your laptop and powering your peripherals with a firmware update. The Thunderbolt 3 secondary port provides 15W of output and can be used with downstream devices. To connect external monitors, use this port and the DisplayPort. Up to two monitors with 60Hz or a 5K monitor with 60Hz are supported by the Thunderbolt 3 port.
This machine is Mac and Windows compatible, as long as there is a connecting USB-C port. This port is great for anyone with a desktop or workstation and also works from the laptop on a regular basis. Connect it all to the TS3 Plus and then connect your laptop when expanding its functionality.