Archive for the ‘USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3’ Category

OWC Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter

Monday, June 27th, 2022

When programming I tend to use a glut of reference material alongside multiple communication channels and multiple VSCode windows and a terminal or two for good measure. Suffice to say – screen real estate is extremely important to me and OWC’s Thunderbolt 2 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter makes an otherwise potentially awkward setup possible on […]

Anker PowerExpand 11-in-1 USB Type-C PD Hub Review

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

While I’ve failed to get my hands on Anker’s 13-in-1 USB Type-C dock, the 11-in=1 Hub is a leaner and more portable alternative. It has turned out to be a better companion to my little 11” Star Lite than the chonky desktop dock could ever have been. There are two reasons for this: it fits […]

CalDigit SOHO USB Type-C Dock Reviewed

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

I’ve been nipping at CalDigit’s ankles for a while, since their wonderful docks had remained a glaring omission from my coverage of all-things USB Type-C. Not the only admission, mind, there are only so many hours in the day. Recently they came through and shipped me a SOHO dock, a great little mini dock that’s […]

Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless Portable Charger Reviewed

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

It seems like only yesterday that I tested the Anker PowerCore 10k Wireless, yet Anker have already raised the bar by adding 18W USB Type-C charging, bumping the Qi charging up to 10W and even integrating a little slide-out phone stand. Remember that @AnkerOfficial portable wireless charger/battery I reviewed in August? They’ve already superseded the […]

StarTech USB-C to NVMe SSD Enclosure Reviewed

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

I’ve had StarTech’s USB Type-C to M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Enclosure (boy that’s a mouthful) in my possession for some months now. Specifically the older M2E1BMU31C and not the newer, rugged, IP67-rated M2E1BRU31C. It’s been languishing for so long both because it’s so useful in my day-to-day workflow and testing that I forget I should […]

YubiKey 5Ci Reviewed (iOS 13.5, Raspberry Pi, WSL)

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

The YubuKey has been on my radar for a while now, but it’s not until the iPhone-compatible 5Ci that I’ve thought “now’s the time” and made a concerted effort to reach out to them. Yubico were quick on the draw and shipped me a 5Ci to try out. My goal? Find out how many services […]

Plugable USB Type-C Mini Docking Station Reviewed

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Many USB Type-C docking stations are fairly desk dominating but the mini USB-C docking station from Plugable- at around 9cm by 10cm and just over 3cm deep -is different. But its small size doesn’t mean it compromises on ports. With a typical array of HDMI, 3.5mm audio and Gigabit Ethernet, plus 4 USB 3.0 ports […]

StarTech DKT30CHVSCPD MultiPort USB Type-C Adapter Reviewed

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

While USB Type-C docking stations are excellent for home and office use, tied to a desktop, they don’t really solve the ports problem on the go. Enter StarTech’s range of USB Type-C multiport adaptors. In this post I’ll be looking at the DKT30CHVSCPD and if that name means absolutely nothing to you… well I’m hardly […]

Zotac AMP Box Mini Thunderbolt 3 PCI Enclosure

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

I spent around two months test Driving The Zotac AMP Box Mini. Read on to find out what devices I tested, how they fared and why you might want to consider this enclosure for a one-cable dock setup with your shiny new Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C laptop. Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C are the future, there’s […]

Sonnet Radeon RX570 eGFX Breakaway Puck

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Since starting my journey with USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 there have been two things I’ve wanted to try out; an external GPU, and a portable external GPU. Sonnet cover both of these bases with their eGFX products, but in this article I’ll be taking a look at their portable GPU since they are, as […]