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Old 10th January 2017, 1:52 PM   #1
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Default Recommended Docking Stations?

Anyone had a good experience with docking stations? (on MacOS)
From experience the DisplayLink variants seem a bit flaky but ideally after something that is compatible with both Windows & MacOS

Early days but also keen for any USB-C experiences.
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Old 10th January 2017, 1:58 PM   #2
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I hotplug a TB cinema display in to my mbpr, works fine. Not quite a docking station but it has USB/FW/Audio/ethernet PLUS a screen.
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Old 10th January 2017, 5:44 PM   #3
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New LG USB-C display is great. Screen is great. Industrial design is a bit average. Using a single cable for everything is awesome.
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Old 11th January 2017, 10:14 AM   #4
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New LG USB-C display is great. Screen is great. Industrial design is a bit average. Using a single cable for everything is awesome.
Is that the 5K one they are selling on the mac store?
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Old 12th January 2017, 7:39 AM   #5
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Is that the 5K one they are selling on the mac store?
I have the 4k one, but yes, 5k one is the same.
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Old 12th January 2017, 5:12 PM   #6
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The OWC docks look very good, here's the USB-C version: https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/usb-c/owc/usb-c-dock

They also make Thunderbolt 3 (https://eshop.macsales.com/preorder/...erbolt-3-dock/) and Thunderbolt 2 (https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Thun...derbolt2-Dock/) docks.
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Old 13th January 2017, 9:08 AM   #7
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We bought the Thunderbolt 2 for my wife's Macbook Pro 2015 as she was hesitant about plugging and unplugging, Ethernet adapters ,usb's, display ports etc whenever she wanted to take it out of the office to the lounge room.
It works great, she hooks everything to the Dock and one display port to the Macbook Pro and away she goes.
It has had no problems connecting, the External display works great, no speed loss on Ethernet. USB3 ports work great. Be aware, even though it has 2 Display ports one is used all time to connect to Macbook Pro. Then again you do have he use of all the unused ports on the Macbook pro.
We bought it from Macfixit; https://www.macfixit.com.au/.
After you work out exchange rates and postage , it worked out cheaper than the US (also we got a free Thunderbolt cable).
Would I buy one again, in a minute.
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Old 13th January 2017, 12:37 PM   #8
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Thanks all for the info Few good options there
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Old 20th February 2017, 11:02 AM   #9
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which mac- macbook or macbook pro?

I bought a couple of these recently: https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Alumi.../dp/B01FWT7MEA

It works well- plug & play including ethernet, HDMI via displayport alternate mode on the USB-C port etc. Its USB-C not Thunderbolt, so it will work on both the current Macbook & Macbook Pro

I also got a usb-c male to female cable so the unit can be out of sight under the desk.
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