OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock at CES



OWC logoOther World Computing (OWC) always turns up at CES with new toys and this year Todd looks on with desire as founder Larry O’Connor shows off the latest accessories from the Mac shop.

First up is a 240 GB SSD with USB3 crammed into a memory stick form factor. Made to match most Apple products with a brushed aluminium finish, it’ll set you back a cool $199. A 480 GB version will be coming soon!

Next is OWC’s Thunderbolt 2 Dock which brings five USB 3.0, two Thunderbolt 2, FireWire 800, HDMI, gigabit ethernet and audio in/out ports into a single unit. On order for delivery in February, this will set you back $249 as a CES limited-time special ($299 normally). Very handy if you have legacy FireWire gear that you want to use with newer Apple computers.

Other products mentioned but not shown include SSDs for Mac Pro upgrades, software RAID solutions and portable backup drives.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central and Todd Aune of The Elder Divide for the TechPodcast Network.
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  1. I was among the first to preorder one of the OWC Thunderbolt 2 docks and have already received mine. It’s great (only Thunderbolt 2 hub with more than three USB 3.0 ports), but I notice a few problems. First, the “Mic/Line In” is really only a line-in. It’s over-amplified and is only mono.

    The second issue is a significant delay to turn on DVI display plugged into this via Thunderbolt after waking my PC from display-sleep.

    In Yosemite, the gigabit ethernet port was, oddly, misnamed as Bluetooth DUN in my network interfaces.

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