OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock with 12 Ports launched: Features, specifications and price

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock has been launched at $279.00 and is available for pre-order from MacSales. Touted as the latest in its award-winning lineup of connectivity expansion solutions, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers exceptional flexibility and connectivity with 13 ports, up to 40Gb/s of bandwidth, and the capability to power the new 2016 MacBook Pro, all in an elegant, industrial design.

For anyone concerned with the limited port options on new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs or PCs, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is the ideal solution for connecting a wide variety of existing and future devices including external hard drives, webcams, audio interfaces, Ultra HD displays, wired networks, and more.

Commenting on the launch, Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC disclosed that with our critically-acclaimed Thunderbolt 2 Dock and USB-C Dock, OWC defined a new standard in providing more connectivity at a time when new computers were shipping with fewer ports.

The all-new Thunderbolt 3 Dock is the best expansion solution we have ever made, offering the incredible speed of Thunderbolt 3 technology coupled with 13 ports of connectivity, perfect for getting the most out of the new 2016 MacBook Pro, added O’Connor.

All your gadgets in one single cable with incredible performance

The Thunderbolt 3 Dock takes full advantage of the cutting-edge performance of Thunderbolt 3 technology with throughput up to 40Gb/s at twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2.


As a result, the new Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers more ports than ever, including 13 ports of connectivity and the capability to charge mobile devices, connect multiple 4K displays, add external storage (including legacy devices like FireWire drives), import photos and videos from SD cards.

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Moreover, you can access wired networks via Gigabit Ethernet, connect audio accessories, and even power the new 2016 MacBook Pro = all through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Extreme connectivity with 13 Ports

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock features two Thunderbolt 3 ports, five USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, mini DisplayPort, SD Card reader, Audio combo port and S/PDIF digital audio ports. Furthermore, you can easily transfer photos and video from an SD card.

Pricing and availability

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is currently available for pre-order at MacSales.com and other authorized resellers. However, deliveries of the dock will begin in February 2017.

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is priced at $279.00 during the pre-order event. Plus, it ships with a free .5 meter Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s USB-C cable–valued at $24.95.

OWC has a history of creating full-featured connectivity solutions for Mac users around the world. In addition to the upcoming Thunderbolt 3 Dock, OWC offers the award-winning Thunderbolt 2 and USB-C Docks. The OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock provides 12 ports of connectivity all united with just a single Thunderbolt 2 cable, while the OWC USB-C Dock provides a complete connectivity solution for computers that utilize USB-C ports.

If you need an immediate connectivity solution, the OWC USB-C Dock and OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock are currently shipping and fully compatible with the new 2016 MacBook Pro. Simply connect the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock via a Thunderbolt 3-to- Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately) or directly connect the OWC USB-C Dock to your 2016 MacBook Pro, or MacBook, and bring a new world of connectivity to your workflow.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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