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Our Verdict

Omaker’s Power Bank 5200mAh is a no-frills emergency charger that could provide up to two full fast charges for your phone. It’s a nice size to fit in a pocket, and it feels reasonably tough.

Power banks come in all sizes and capacities, and this Omaker Power Bank 5200mAh hits the sweet middle ground, small and light enough to carry in a pocket, with sufficient capacity to offer your phone at least one and possibly two full charges. Read our Omaker Power Bank 5200mAh emergency charger review. Also see:  Best power banks 2023.

Unlike the larger 10,000mAh Omaker S-X5 power bank we’ve reviewed previously, this smaller 5200mAh model is the perfect size for your pocket, just 46x25x100mm and 118g.  

A soft carry case is provided, but the soft-touch rubber casing doesn’t feel as though it needs much in the way of protection. We like the design, a smooth almost pebble-like block of grey or yellow coloured plastic with two sheets of black rubber that wrap around the front and back, creating a groove at each side that makes the Omaker power bank easy to grip. We reviewed the yellow version, but suspect the grey may look a little more premium.  Also see: Best MiFi 2023.

There’s just one output on the Omaker Power Bank 5200mAh, but it’s a fast one, rated at 10.5W. This will charge your phone twice as fast as some phone chargers, and it’s powerful enough to charge a tablet too. Also see:  How to improve smartphone battery life.  

If there’s enough power in the bank, that is – rated at 5200mAh and allowing for around 30 percent loss through voltage conversion and heat generated, you can expect about 3640mAh to be available to your devices. How many times that will charge your phone depends on the capacity of its own battery – it might charge an iPhone twice, but many Android phones just one and a half times. 

Once the power bank’s charge is depleted, there’s a 5W Micro-USB input for refilling it. As is standard with power banks, no charger is provided in the box, but you can use the one that came with your phone or tablet. It could take up to six hours to completely fill the battery. Also see:  How to charge your phone or tablet faster. 

Although we can’t expect otherwise at a great-value £14.99 from Amazon, there’s nothing here in the way of fancy high-end features such as passthrough charging and auto-on/off, which does mean you’ll need to keep an eye on the Omaker Power Bank for when it’s finished charging your device to ensure no charge is wasted. (You’ll need to press the button on the Omaker’s side to begin charging, while a double-press will activate the handy built-in torch.) 

How much capacity remains is instantly visible by a row of four LEDs that glow blue when the power bank is in use. Each light represents 25 percent of the battery. Also see:  Best desktop chargers 2023. 

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Specs Omaker Power Bank 5200mAh: Specs

5200mAh power bank

1x 5W Micro-USB input

1x 10.5W USB output

LED flashlight

soft carry case

auto-on/-off: no

status indicator: 4 LEDs

passthrough charging: no



one-year warranty

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Xiaomi 10000Mah Pocket Edition Power Bank Launched At 129 Yuan ($18)

Now, this is not the only pocket-friendly power bank that Xiaomi has released. The manufacturer has previously released the 33W Power Bank 10000mAh Pocket Edition Pro. But with the new 10000mAh Pocket Edition, Xiaomi has integrated one nifty feature that you will definitely like.

Main Highlights of the Xiaomi 10000mAh Pocket Edition Power Bank

So, the main standout feature of the new Xiaomi 10000mAh Pocket Edition is that it comes with a built-in cable. Thanks to that, you will not feel the need to carry two separate things just to juice up your mobile devices. It’s a USB-C cable, making it perfect for Android devices and future iPhone models.

But that’s not all! The Xiaomi 10000mAh Pocket Edition can charge multiple devices at the same time. In addition to the built-in cable, you have USB-A and USB-C ports on the power bank. That means you can juice up three different devices at the same time.

According to the specifications shared by Xiaomi, the new 10000mAh Pocket Edition can charge Xiaomi 13 1.7 times, iPhone 14 2 times, and Redmi K60 Pro 1.4 times. In other words, the 10000mAh capacity of the power bank will let you easily keep the mobile devices powered up for an entire day.

The charging speed of the new Xiaomi 10000mAh Pocket Edition is impressive too. Its maximum power output rating through one port is 22.5 watts. This charging speed is sufficient to get your mobile juiced up in a short amount of time.

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Although, it’s important to note that the battery bank can charge iPhones at a maximum of 20 watts. And, of course, you will need a USB-A or USB-C to Lightning cable to get your iPhones charged up.

Other Features, Price, and Availability

When it comes to safety features, the Xiaomi 10000mAh Pocket Edition comes with multiple protection mechanisms. That includes protection from overvoltage, overcurrent, overcharge, over-discharge, and short circuits. So, no matter what, you can be fully assured that the power bank will charge your devices safely.

The overall build of the Xiaomi 10000mAh Pocket Edition is pretty premium too. It comes with durable housing that comes in multiple sleek color options. You can get it in gray blue and light brown colors. And as the battery indicator has a perfect placement, it will be easy to dictate how much juice is left in the power bank.

That said, the new 10000mAh Pocket Edition is currently available in China. It boasts a price tag of 129 Yuan, which is roughly $18. And at this price tag, it is definitely a great pick as one of the best power banks. So, if you are looking for an affordable powerful that’s packed with features, it will definitely be a great purchase.

There’s no official word on global availability, however. But considering how versatile and great the power bank is, Xiaomi might soon launch it in the global markets. It may debut under the Redmi branding. We will keep you updated when Xiaomi makes any further announcements regarding the unit.

Apple Airtag Review: With Power Comes Responsibility

The U1 chipset doesn’t just make pairing easier, it also unlocks the AirTag’s biggest crowd-pleaser: directional tracking. Apple calls it Precision Finding, and it means anybody with a U1-equipped iPhone – which currently means models from the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 families – can get much more accurate directions to their lost item.

Thanks to Ultra Wideband (UWB), you can see your distance from that item, in which direction it lies, and get visual, audible, and haptic prompts as you come closer. It’s an oddly fun experience, though you do need to be closer than about 30 feet or so in an open space, or considerably nearer still if there are walls or floors in-between you and the AirTag.

Sometimes, though, you don’t need quite that much help. Using the Find My app – or asking Siri for the AirTag by name – you can make the tracker play a sound. The body of the AirTag itself is used to amplify that, and it’s a distinctive sound though it could be louder. At home that’s fine, but if you’re in a loud public place it’s going to be tougher.

Both UWB and Bluetooth are short-range technologies, of course, and there may well be times your AirTag is beyond their reach from your iPhone. That’s where Apple’s Find My network comes in, basically tapping every other Apple device (that has opted in) in the wild to keep a Bluetooth eye peeled for the tracker.

If it’s within range – and Apple says there are nearly a billion such Apple devices already contributing to its worldwide network – it’ll anonymously pass back the lost AirTag’s location through iCloud, and from there to your Find My app. That happens without those people in the network knowing it’s taking place: they can’t see your AirTag nearby themselves, they don’t get an alert that their device has acted as a relay, and there’s no way to see who in the Find My network actually located the tracker.

How does that work in practice? Unexpectedly well. I’m lucky that, so far at least, I’ve not had an iPhone, Mac, or other Apple device lost or stolen, which might’ve required me to try Find My out already, so the extent of the network came as a surprise.

Since it’s reliant on internet-connected Apple devices passing within Bluetooth range, Find My obviously works more effectively in urban areas where there’s more chance of someone with an iPhone or an iPad wandering nearby. Still, in my testing, it was typically sufficient to get me into the rough area where the AirTag had been hidden. Then you switch to your own Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband connections.

There are some limits to how the tracking works, mind. Most conspicuous is the absence of height data: since the AirTag lacks an altimeter, it can’t distinguish if it’s on a floor above or below you. Assuming the signal is strong enough to make it between the levels – and that’s not always a given – you’ll see a distance in feet but the directional arrows won’t take into account the disparity in height.

What you end up doing is a mixture of old-school “hunt the beep” and then relying on Bluetooth and UWB for the final search. If AirTag had a built-in cellular radio and GPS, like T-Mobile’s SyncUP Tracker, it would be able to more precisely log its own location. The downside, of course, is both price and power, since T-Mobile’s version needs a data subscription and weekly charging.

Airmega 400S Review: This Smart Purifier Will Clear The Air And Your Bank Account

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The Wi-Fi-connected Airmega 400S is designed to handle large indoor spaces (up to 1,560 square feet) and includes an onboard air quality sensor plus two kinds of filters that trap particulates as small as 0.3 microns, the HEPA standard.


Setting up this side-table-sized (23 x 15 x 15 inches) air purifier takes a total of 10 minutes and mostly involves peeling off a bunch of protective plastic and removing the wrapping from the unit’s two Max2 filters. Because this model also has wireless capabilities, it has a dedicated app that lets you set up air purifying schedules, check the air quality outside, and control the Airmega while you’re away from home. As with other connected smart home devices, this part of the setup process involves downloading following a handful of on-screen instructions in the app to connect the 400S to your Wi-Fi network.

While we didn’t have a fancy lab or equipment that could accurately measure particulate or VOC levels, we did subject the 400S to as many real world tests as we could dream up. We cooked, we lit candles and matches, we even emptied the contents of dirt and dust-filled Roomba near the air purifier. As the doting owners of a 110-pound, perpetually shedding dog, we also subjected the Airmega to the dander wonderland that is our home.

By chance, we also had the unit on hand during the tail end of the Napa fires this past October, a time when the entire Bay Area was being blanketed with extremely hazardous levels of fine particles. We used the Airmega during two of those days to see if it made our self-imposed (and EPA recommended) indoor quarantine more pleasant. (It did.)

You can control the Airmega with an app or via the simple onboard controls. Airmega


Air purifiers are usually not paragons of thoughtful design. In fact, many can be downright hideous. Not only is the Airmega 400S likely to be one of the least ugly things in your living room, we’d even go so far as to call this boxy gadget attractive. This attention to design, while by no means mandatory for a product in this category, is refreshing given that these devices need to be placed out in the open to do their job properly.

The purifier’s stylish looks even inform its functionality. Its perforated sides allow the Airmega to suck in air from opposite ends, filter it through two washable pre-filters, an activated carbon filter, and a green true HEPA filter, and then push out the clean, easy-breathing stuff through a vent on top.

As far as operation goes, the unit has four modes: Manual, Sleep, Eco, and Smart. The latter automatically adjusts the fan speed according to the room’s current air quality without any direct input from you. Eco mode is more or less a sub-mode, and engages automatically while in Smart. If the air quality sensor registers clean air for 10 minutes, the Airmega will stop the fan and enter Eco mode, reactivating it only if the air quality goes down again. When in Sleep Mode the Airmega monitors whether the room it’s in is dark and if the air quality is clean. If the latter two conditions are met, it turns off the fan and the insanely bright LED indicator lights.

We played around a lot with the different modes, trying to get a sense of whether they kicked in and turned off when they were supposed to. What we found was that the Airmega not only transitioned from one mode to the other seamlessly, but it did so consistently and with virtually zero lag.

In fact, it’s kind of scary how fast the onboard sensor recognizes and reacts to pollutants. In Smart Mode, which is what we usually kept the Airmega in, the purifier would almost immediately bump up the fan speed when we were cooking anything that produced smoke. Same deal when we lit matches and a candle nearby. On the few occasions when our dog would shake or scratch himself within close proximity of the Airmega, it would also briefly boost fan speeds to filter out what was presumably a large dose of dog hair and dander. Again, we couldn’t directly measure particulate levels or pollutants, but the Airmega seemed to bump up its air purifying powers only when appropriate, which was great.

You can put it next to your Amazon Alexa, as shown here. Airmega

During the Napa fires, we generally kept all the windows and doors to our home shut, but on the few occasions we opened the front door to walk the dog or fetch the mail, the 400S registered the poor air quality and turned on the fan, clearing out the smokey, eye-watering air in a matter of minutes.

Still, for all its superior air cleaning capabilities, the 400S has one pretty big downside: the price. Even for those who suffer from severe allergies or other respiratory problems, $750 is a pretty gasp-inducing price—and that’s just for the purifier. You’ll also need to factor in electricity usage and replacement filters. As far as we can tell, that price mainly reflects the Airmega’s singular ability to rapidly clean a large volume of air. Indeed, after living with the air purifier for a couple weeks we can verify that it’s an extremely appealing skill—but one that’s probably more of a luxury than necessity for most.


The Airmega 400S’s formidable air cleaning abilities are almost certainly overkill for most people. But if you’re particular about particulate-levels in your home, live in an area with routinely poor air quality, or just want a highly effective, set-it-and-forget-it smart air purifier, cost be damned, the Airmega won’t disappoint.

Grade: 4/5 Details

Price: $749

Coverage Area: 1,560 sq ft

Wi-Fi: Yes

Power: 66 W

Weight: 25 lbs

Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 15 inches

Ecoflow Delta 2 Power Station Review: Flexible, Advanced, And Loud

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That’s likely to ease the minds of consumers who expect to heavily use their power stations.

Note: This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best portable power stations. Go there to learn about competing products, what to look for in a power station, and buying recommendations.

EcoFlow Delta 2: The lithium iron phosphate difference

To be honest, arguments over battery chemistry might be a little overstated. With the original 1,000WHr Delta, for example, it would take 800 full discharge cycles before the battery’s capacity would drop to 80 percent. That’s similar to what you would see in a laptop or phone, which you would actually charge and discharge daily or every other day.

But most people are unlikely to give a portable power station that kind of a workout unless you’re permanently off the grid. Realistically, it’ll sit around until it’s used for a camping trip or occasional power outages.

But going from 800 charge cycles to 3,000 thanks to the lithium iron phosphate chemistry is understandably very attractive to many people. In fact, with that many charges cycles, you might even consider using it as an ad-hoc UPS for your PC, keeping it plugged in full time.

In truth, that would work with a laptop, but probably not a desktop. That’s because the Delta 2 takes 30 milliseconds to take over once power has been cut. On most desktops following the ATX specification, a PSU can go 16ms before power is lost to the system. The 30ms is simply too slow for most desktop PCs to not immediately reboot with the Delta 2.

This doesn’t impact laptops, which have a battery to rely on while power is switched over. Similarly, fans, refrigerators, and most other household equipment doesn’t mind losing power for a fraction of a second. There’s no concern about losing data.

EcoFlow Delta 2: Design and ports

The Delta 2 doesn’t change much externally from the original model, with handles on both ends that are strong enough to lug around the 27 pound power station one-handed if you need to. EcoFlow has moved the AC and solar charging ports from the side of the unit to the back on the Delta 2. The solar ports continue to be based on the fairly common XT60 connector so you can connect aftermarket solar panels to it if you want. If you go this route, pay careful attention that the voltage of your solar panels remains below the Delta 2’s limit of 500 watts. Or stick with an EcoFlow-branded setup to be sure.

We tested the Delta 2 with the company’s 220-watt bifacial panels and could push 140 watts to 150 watts from a low-angle fall sun. That was enough to offset our refrigerator’s power consumption of 172 watts, and yes, you can charge the Delta 2 while using it.

It took us about 5,200 seconds, or roughly 86 minutes, to fully charge the Delta 2 over AC at its highest setting. Like your laptop and phone, you can see the Delta 2 slows down charging as the battery fills up to preserve battery longevity.

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Charging over solar is great, but cloudy days can make charging very tedious and nerve wracking if you’re worried you won’t have time to recharge before the sun sets. If you’re in a pinch during a power outage and can’t wait hours and hours to charge the station via solar panel, the Delta 2 has impressive AC charge rates if you can get it to a working outlet.

Plugged into AC, the Delta 2 can charge at up to 1,200 watts, which lets you take it from zero to 100 percent in about an an hour and 20 minutes. The Delta 2’s aggressive charge input doesn’t run at 1,200 watts the entire time—like most laptops and phones, it eases back as it approaches full power to preserve battery longevity.

The XT60 port can also be used for DC charging in your car (that cable is included). You also get a cigarette car lighter and two 5.5mm “barrel” ports. The cigarette charge is rated at 12.6 volts and 10 amps, or 128 watts, while the two barrel charger ports can hit 38 watts a piece at 12.6 volts. You should know that 12.6 volts over the car charger is fine, but some devices may want the full 13.6 to 14 volts a typical car alternator provides to operate. If your device needs that much voltage, the Delta 2’s DC-out may not work for it.

The Delta’s front features four USB-A ports, and two USB-C ports. We checked the USB-C ports, which report they support USB 3.0 Power Delivery charging at 5 volts, 9 volts, 12 volts, 15 volts, and 20 volts, all at 5 amps. That means both ports can charge a USB-C laptop at up to 100 watts without issue.

The two USB-C ports report USB PD 3.0 compliance at charge rates of 5 volts, 9 volts, 12 volts, 15 volts and 20 volts at up to 5 amps each.

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The backside of the Delta 2 features six AC plugs, four are two-prong rated for the standard 15-amp output of a most American homes. The last two plugs are three-prong and rated for 20 amps. The AC output is rated at 1,800 watts total with a momentary surge rating of 2,700 watts. Turn on the Delta 2’s X-Boost mode and it can push 2,200 watts for an extended period of time. EcoFlow says X-Boost is best suited for devices that don’t need exact voltage such as a heater or power tools, and also says you should have only one port for those times. We’d recommend, for example, that you not run a rack of desktop PCs in X-Boost mode due to the lowered voltage EcoFlow uses to reach the sustained higher 2,200 watts.

The rear of the Delta 2 features six AC ports, two 5.5mm DC ports, a “cigarette” power adapter as well as the AC plug to charge the unit and an XT60 port for a solar panel.

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EcoFlow Delta 2: Performance

For capacity testing, we fully discharged the Delta 2 twice to condition the battery and then charged it to 100 percent for run-down tests. For that we plugged a watt meter into the AC port and measured the energy output using a 200-watt incandescent light bulb and a small space heater drawing 800 watts. Results for both the 200-watt bulb runs reached 80 percent of the Delta 2’s 1,024Wh-rated capacity. Since the output rates can be different whether you’re discharging over AC or DC, we also ran the Delta 2 down over its USB-C port with load set to 20 volts at 3 amps or 60 watts. That’s the typical maximum charge rate for a small laptop if it were dead. Under actual use, most small laptops can use from 5 watts to 30 watts. The DC output was 828 watt hours, or basically 80 percent of its rated 1,024 capacity.

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With an 81 percent capacity, that means the Delta 2 gives you an actual effective capacity closer to roughly 821 watt hours—not 1,024 watt hours. That’s only slightly behind the 84 percent efficiency of competing brands.

Under its full charge rate, the Delta 2 runs two small fans at shrill speeds to keep the charge circuit and batteries nice and cool.

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Fan noise

We can’t review the Delta 2 without mentioning one of the things that bugs us the most about it: the fan noise. Under high charge rates and high discharge rates, the Delta 2’s two fans spin at very high RPM, which we measured at 57dBA three feet from the unit when the fans were on. Even worse, it’s a small-fan, shrill 57dBA. When charging at the unit’s maximum 1,200 watts, the fans kick on at full speed. It does ramp down at lower charge rates, but even on its lowest setting of 200 watts, it will run the fans and hit about 50dBA.

Perhaps more annoying than fan noise during charging though is the fan noise during discharge or use. Power stations are supposed to be silent, but when running the Delta 2 at anything above 900 watts, the fans are at full speed. That means, if you’re running the coffee maker on battery, prepare for some fan noise while you’re at it. It’s probably as annoying as some inverter-based gas generators.

At lower discharge rates, it’s actually not that bad and running a 1990s-era refrigerator, which uses about 172 watts, you can barely hear the Delta 2 over the fridge’s own noise.

What bugs us is the fans triggering at anything above 120 watts. If you hoped to power medical equipment in your bedroom and it uses more than 120 watts, you’ll have to listen to fans or run an extension cable out of the room.

The good news is, EcoFlow officials tell us they plan to address the fan noise in an upcoming firmware update to the unit. The company has done so for other models after the initial release, so here’s hoping it will improve.

The EcoFlow app for the Delta 2 is smooth and feature rich.

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EcoFlow Delta 2: App support 

Speaking of firmware updates, we actually had to install two firmware updates to the unit out of the box, which we think is a good sign. It tells us the company is actively supporting the product rather than never, ever issuing updates.

The Delta 2 now adds support from Android and iOS devices, which the original lacked. The Delta 2 can connect to your Wi-Fi network for monitoring remotely via the internet, or if no Wi-Fi is available, you can directly connect your phone or tablet to the Delta 2 using Wi-Fi Direct. It worked fine for us, but a Bluetooth option in addition to Wi-Fi would be even sweeter, as you wouldn’t have to fiddle with the connection without internet. EcoFlow requires a login, which will annoy some. We’ve also read reports that you have to connect the app to the internet occasionally, which will be irksome to someone truly off the grid.

In our experience, the EcoFlow app has generally been very reliable and intuitive to use. We did experience some bad calculations as it was trying to figure out real-time run-time estimates but that’s to be expected. Real-time predictions on how many “hours” of battery life are inherently as unreliable as your car trying to tell you how many miles per gallon are left not knowing you’re about to drive up a bit mountain.

The Eco Flow app lets you tweak charge rates over AC, DC, set when it shuts off, and monitor power discharge and charge rates remotely, as well as set maximum charge and discharge rates.

The Delta 2 features a port that lets you connect a second 1,000Wh battery or 2,000Wh battery to the unit to add capacity.

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EcoFlow Delta 2: Modular expansion

Perhaps one of the coolest features of the Delta 2 over the older model is the addition of its Extra Battery Port on the right side of the unit. This lets you connect the functional but unimaginatively named Delta 2 Extra Battery to add 1,024Wh of capacity—it’s basically another Delta 2 unit without the AC and DC ports and ups, the total capacity to chúng tôi even larger 2KWh Delta Max Extra Battery let’s the Delta 2 reach 3KHw.

What we really appreciate about the modular approach versus one big power station is the weight. Each can be transported separately, and can stack nicely.

Although we didn’t review it, EcoFlow also makes a “smart” gas-powered inverter generator that plugs into the same port.

Should you buy the EcoFlow Delta 2?

Owc Thunderbolt 3 Dock Review: Unleash The Power Of 14 Ports

Imagine if your MacBook could have 14 ports? And you can use them all simultaneously for charging, external display, audio input/output, data transfer, and more. Seems like a dream, right? Well, with OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, you get that!

But does this sleek OWC dock work as smoothly as it claims? Let’s find out as I test it and share my in-depth, hands-on review with you guys.

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock: An overview

The Thunderbolt 3 Dock sets out to inject more convenience, speed, power, and functionality into your workflow with just a single cable.

That’s right, just a single cable to connect and seamlessly access displays, other peripherals, mobile devices, and more to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac or Windows laptop.

The rectangular brick-like dock boats 14 ports strewn across the front and back.

PortsNo.USB 3.1 Gen 11 – front, 4 – backUSB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type C)1 – frontAnalog Audio In/Out1 – frontmicroSD slot1 – frontSD Card1 – frontGigabit Ethernet1 – backThunderbolt 3 Ports2 – backMini DisplayPort1 – backOptical Audio Out1 – backTotal14

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock: Power you need OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock: Speed and use

While the power quotient is impressive, a dock should also bring in great speed. And the specs of the Thunderbolt 3 Dock did not disappoint me at all.

10Gb/s: Two rear-facing USB-C ports

8Gb/s: Front-facing USB-C port

5Gb/s: Five rear-facing USB-A ports

1000Mb/s connection: Rear-facing Gigabit Ethernet

So, whether you want to charge your phone, transfer data from an external SSD, connect a printer or other peripherals, you’ll get optimal speed from the Thunderbolt 3 Dock.

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock: Design

To be honest, I am pretty conflicted about the design of the Thunderbolt 3 Dock. I love that it employs optimal port configuration to ensure a comfortable and clutter-free experience for most users.

For instance, you’ll probably need to insert and eject SD cards or headphones repetitively; so, the audio and media card ports are placed in the front for quick and hassle-free usage.

But on the other hand, the aluminum body frame is quite chunky and will demand some real estate on your desk. And the piano gloss finish on the top is a fingerprint and dirt magnet.

Moreover, it doesn’t work without the charger, a bulkier and heavier addition to the equation. All things considered, the dock is not a portable accessory.

However, I must say that the weight and four rubber feet on the bottom make it slip-proof. So, there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

The missing component

Most external displays today come with either an HDMI port or DisplayPort. Although I love the inclusion of a Mini DisplayPort and the perks it offers, an HDMI port is missing.

That means you’ll have to purchase additional adapters or converters.

Is the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock worth docking? Our Verdict

In terms of usage, OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock worked like a charm. Everything from power to speed was as promised. However, the size and weight of the dock are surely off-putting.

I feel the glass top could have an LED display, or the indicator light could be on top or at the front instead of the bottom. There is some scope for improvement in the design department.

Who is it for?

After using the Thunderbolt 3 Dock for a while, I felt that it is designed for iMac or Mac Pro users. Those who have proper workstation setups and have a bunch of peripherals attached all the time.

Everything from the weight to speed works in their favor here. And it could be a worthy investment for professionals like music producers, video editors, graphic designers, or gamers.

Colors: Silver and Space Gray

Warranty:  2-year limited warranty

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