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Hickory dickory … Which dock for an MBA M1 ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 12, 2022 01:45PM
And does OWC sell it (because loyal sponsor..)

I like the look of the side plug gizmos but worry about being able to charge and use USBC and HDMI devices…
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Re: Hickory dickory … Which dock for an MBA M1 ?
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 12, 2022 02:13PM
If you just need a few extra ports, pass thru charging, they are all about the same, IMHO.

Nothing wrong with the side plug in models, just means you need space for it on your desk.

I don't see a need to pay a premium, hundreds to choose from. One we have is great, $27.

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Re: Hickory dickory … Which dock for an MBA M1 ?
Posted by: btfc
Date: April 12, 2022 03:00PM
This one is pretty handy:

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Re: Hickory dickory … Which dock for an MBA M1 ?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 12, 2022 03:27PM
My gripe with most if not all of these 'travel' type docks it the lack of a second or third USB-C port.

Here's one that's dual USB-C, supports 10Gbps, dual Type A, but lacks HDMI, Ethernet, and card slots.

[www.amazon.com]

I'll probably add this one to the pile.

When I get bored, I look for my ideal 'portable' dock:

10Gbps
3 USB-C ports
1 USB-Type A port
2 Card slots, SD/mSD


Ethernet maybe, HDMI, sure, if it's there why not.

I've decided side-plug docks aren't for me.

It's a small but deal breaking nit — the lines of those devices never match my MBA and that just bugs me.

And as my 'Book spends a lot of my time in my lap, the docks have been brushed but not knocked or bent, but it's another strike for me.






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Re: Hickory dickory … Which dock for an MBA M1 ?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: April 12, 2022 09:15PM
Depends on what you want for ports. I use a monitor with built in dock functionality.



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Re: Hickory dickory … Which dock for an MBA M1 ?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: April 13, 2022 09:32AM
After buying a less expensive dock that didn't work as intended, I purchased this one from OWC and am very pleased with it.
OWC Thunderbolt Dock




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Re: Hickory dickory … Which dock for an MBA M1 ?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 13, 2022 01:09PM
I purchased this one from OWC and am very pleased with it.


That's some nice looking kit, but I've got to get a T-Bolt case for my Adata 8200 before I even think about a dock.

I've got two TB4 Macs, so I'm half-way there.






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