OWC USB-C Travel Dock – Review

OWC USB-C Travel Dock
$49.88 U.S.

OWC USB-C Travel Dock is a portable USB-C dock that adds ports and connectors to a computer’s USB-C port. It adds two USB 3.1 ports, HDMI, SD Card and a 60W USB-C passthrough power port. The dock is available in four colors: gold, silver, rose gold, and space gray. My test unit came in space grey. The HDMI port supports a 4K display. The dock is compatible with Windows and Mac OS.

To get started, plug the dock into an available USB-C port on your computer. You can plug a power adapter up to 60W into the dock to power up the computer while you use the dock. The USB 3.1 ports worked well with flash drives and had no issues transferring data back and forth. Charging an iPhone or iPad using the dock’s USB 3.1 port worked fine also. The SD card reader was able to move data around with no issues or glitches. HDMI video works like a charm and looks good on my display. The dock is fully compatible with Windows if you use Boot Camp or have a Windows laptop.

In a sea of hubs, adapters, and docks for USB-C devices, it’s hard to pinpoint which ones are better than others. OWC / MacSales makes very attractive and versatile products. This travel dock is no exception. As with most of their products, OWC USB-C Travel Dock looks like it could have been made by Apple. It’s solid, light weight, and has a nice blue power indicator on top. The brushed metal on the sides with the color on the surface looks like it matches the MacBook’s appearance perfectly. I have tested cheaper USB-C hubs and docks and for the most part, you get what you pay for. Sometimes they don’t charge properly, sometimes the USB ports stop working. For the price, its well worth having this well built, reliable and super affordable dock in your computer bag when not using it to extend the limited ports on a MacBook.

MyMac Review Rating is 9 out of 10. An attractive, well built, and functional USB-C travel dock. Looks great with the MacBook and travels well.

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About Warren Sklar

Warren Sklar is a IT consultant and a lover of tech. He started doing IT support in the mid 90’s and has supported everything from Adobe to Zip files. Currently he does part-time stay at home dad work and part-time IT consulting for the locals. His love for Apple products has made his focus more on helping people with their Apple devices. He admins a handful of Apple centric Facebook groups and is the go to guy for friends and family. When not fixing gadgets, Warren likes to travel, hang out with his family and dog and take long naps.

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