IOGEAR Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock GTD300 REVIEW

DETAILS

The Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock is a 4-port dock that helps to expand a laptop or tablet’s ports while you are on the go. It features ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 data rates up to 40 Gbps and can connect to single or dual 4K displays (4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz). The compact design also features a hideaway cable compartment. The dock also provides users with Gigabit Ethernet network connection. To use the Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock, a user must have a Thunderbolt 3 enabled computer with Windows 7/8/8.1/10 or macOS 10.7+. NOTE: Many Thunderbolt 3 PCs require software and firmware updates to ensure functionality with Thunderbolt 3 adapters and docking stations.

  • Downstream Port: 1x USB 3.0 (Up to 5Gbps, supports Wake-on-USB), 1x DisplayPort 1.2 spec (Up to 4096X2160@60Hz), 1x Ethernet 1Gbps (Supports Wake-on-LAN), 1x HDMI 2.0 spec (4096X2160 @ 60Hz)
  • Audio: Supports up to 8-channel LPCM, compressed audio (AC-3, DTS) and HBR audio formats; up to 192kHz frame rate and up to 24-bit sample size
  • Protocols: HDMI port: HDCP 2.2, EDID reading
  • Dimensions: 4.06” x 0.91” x 2.2”
  • Weight: 0.3 lb.

USER EXPERIENCE

The IOGEAR Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock comes in a standard IOGEAR box with white and green branded colors on it. There is a nice image of the product on the face of the box and basic details of the product on the back. There are no instructions included since the dock is a plug-n-play device. That said, IOGEAR did include a warranty card with the product.

CONCLUSION

The Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock is a worthy companion for on-the-go work assignments. It does a good job of staying in one place when on a desktop and provides much faster transfer times than my standard USB-C travel dock. I do wish it was a little bit more affordable since it does only provide one USB-A port and in a travel situation, that is usually what I need the most. While I appreciate the dual-display port option, I think that an HDMI port alone would suffice since it is a travel dock. I think users of Thunderbolt 3 compatible laptops will find this dock incredibly useful and worth the investment.

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