USB-C is still a fairly new type of connection for computer peripherals. But, it’s growing acceptance means it’ll surely become ubiquitous over time. Due to the nature of how USB-C works, it may be necessary to use adapters or convertors to make USB-C ports work with all of your devices. CalDigit is the latest manufacturer to bring new USB-C docks and adapters to the market.
First up is the CalDigit USB-C Dock. As computers like the new Macbook or Google Chromebook are shipping with limited ports, connecting devices such as monitors or external drives has become more complicated. Adding the CalDigit USB-C Dock would allow users to charge their computer and connect all their devices at the same time. The USB-C Dock is available in five different colors and adds all of these connectivity options thru a computer’s USB-C port: 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 3 x USB 3.1 Type-A, HDMI, DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio In/Out, and A/C Power.
Next is the CalDigit USB-C Mini Dock, which has many of the features of the larger USB-C Dock, but the mini version can be powered over the USB-C connection to the computer, whereas the larger dock requires A/C power to operate. The mini dock comes with these types of connections: 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, HDMI, VGA, and Gigabit Ethernet.
The mini dock is considered to be more portable, and would be a good device to have in the field for remote work or on-site presentations. Both docks are available for preorder now, with the mini dock starting at $89.00 and the larger dock starting at $149.00. CalDigit will be selling these devices in the U.S. as well as most other major markets.