By Mike Wuerthele
Wednesday, January 04, 2017, 06:35 am PT (09:35 am ET)
At the Consumer Electronics Show, accessory manufacturer Elgato has announced its Thunderbolt 3 display, which allows users to connect a pair of 4K displays, in addition to providing some other legacy connectivity options.
The new Thunderbolt 3 Dock provides two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a full-size DisplayPort, and two USB 3.0 type A ports on the back of the dock, and a headphone jack, a microphone jack, and a single USB 3.0 type-A port on the front.
The DisplayPort allows for a display up to 4K resolution at 60 Hz. The Thunderbolt 3 output can drive 5K video at 60Hz. Two displays can connect through the dock by any means, but are limited to 4K at 60Hz. Elgato notes that 4K displays can be supported over the HDMI 2.0 protocol with active adapters.
Power up to 85W can be supplied to either the 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro. With the Elgato Thunderbolt Dock utility, the dock will also charge connected USB devices.
The Elgato Thunderbolt 3 dock will ship at the end of January for $299.95, and include a 1.6-foot Thunderbolt 3 cable.