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 would 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 will have entry to 3 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 properly. The complete brick weighs lower than a pound and measures and might 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 bear in mind the corporate’s Synapse software program, which it’s essential tweak the dock’s RGB lighting, isn’t at present accessible 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 a number of the Thunderbolt 4 hubs we’ve seen introduced just lately. As an illustration, OWC’s Thunderbolt 4 dock has nearly the identical variety of connections however prices $249. In fact, for those who already personal a Razer laptop computer, you’ll in all probability wish to full the look of your setup, wherein 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 dearer than its predecessor, however comes with a extra numerous 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 at present from the Razer website beginning at present.