The USB-C version of the Tethered Dock is getting closer and closer to shipping and a lot of people are curious about the capabilities!
Tethered Dock bridges the gap between your existing devices and your brand new MacBook Pro. Connect your big external display, full sized keyboard and mouse, take advantage of a wired ethernet connection, and power and charge your MacBook at full speed all with a single cable connection.
The docking station will connect to any USB-C computer and provides the following capabilities:
1 x TRRS audio jack
1 x SDCard slot (UHS-II)
1 x Gigabit Ethernet port
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.2 Dual Mode
1 x USB-C output
1 x USB-C input
3 x USB-A (3.1, Gen 1)
Included in the box, you will receive:
Tethered Docking Station, exclusively in Space Gray
Power Supply (Compatible with any voltage between 100-240)
Power Cable (North American Type-B)
USB 3.1 cable (Type-C)
The Tethered Dock will also fully power and charge your MacBook (up to 85W upstream).
All of the USB ports are 3.1 (Gen 1) and the docking station is able to output to a single display at up to 4K 30Hz resolution (2K/3K displays will output at full resolution at up to 60Hz). If you wish to connect a display that does not use a mini DisplayPort connection, you'll need an adapter. These are available at almost all electronics retailers and we carry the most common types on our own website in the Accessories section.
please note: The USB-C port on the rear of the dock is for data and power only and will not transmit video.
The specs for the forthcoming Thunderbolt 3 version of the Tethered Dock have not yet been finalized. Once they are, that information will be appended to this article. To sign up for email updates about the Thunderbolt 3 version of the Tethered Dock, click here.