We’ve seen a handful of producers announce Thunderbolt 4 docks since Intel detailed the interface standard again in 2020, however few have come out with one as fancy because the one Razer simply introduced. The corporate’s new 10-port hub options about all of the connections you might need. On the entrance, you’ll discover a UHS-II SD card slot, 3.5mm audio jack and a Thunderbolt 4-compatible USB-C port able to delivering as much as 90W of energy to your laptop computer whereas sustaining a 40 Gbps information switch. On the again, in the meantime, you may have entry to a few Thunderbolt 4-compatible USB-C ports, a Gigabit Ethernet connection and three USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports.
It wouldn’t be a Razer product with out RGB lighting, so naturally that’s included as nicely. Your complete brick weighs lower than a pound and measures and may output to 4K screens (at 60Hz) on the identical time.
The dock works with Home windows PC powered by an 11th-gen Intel CPU, in addition to each Intel and M1 Macs operating macOS Big Sur — although take into account the corporate’s Synapse software program, which you have to tweak the dock’s RGB lighting, isn’t at the moment out there on macOS. It’s going to additionally work with Razer’s different Thunderbolt-compatible merchandise, together with the Razer Core GPU enclosure.
At $330, Razer’s Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma is pricey, even by the requirements of among the Thunderbolt 4 hubs we’ve seen introduced not too long ago. As an example, OWC’s Thunderbolt 4 dock has virtually the identical variety of connections however prices $249. After all, if you happen to already personal a Razer laptop computer, you’ll most likely need to full the look of your setup, by which case you’re able to pay the premium on the corporate’s dock.
Razer has additionally up to date its aluminum Chroma laptop computer stand. The brand new V2 mannequin is available in at $150, making it $50 costlier than its predecessor, however comes with a extra various number of ports. As a substitute of three USB-A 3.0 connections, it includes a single USB-C 3.2 port, two USB-A 3.2 ports, an HDMI 2.0 connection and a devoted USB-C port for energy supply. Just like the earlier mannequin, it additionally places your laptop computer on an 18-degree tilt to enhance the ergonomics of your setup.
Each the Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma and Laptop computer Stand Chrome V2 can be found to pre-order as we speak from the Razer website beginning as we speak.