Peripherals, mass storage, network, charging, card reader, all under one hat.
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Sonnet Technologies has announced its new Thunderbolt dock from the Echo series, renamed Dock Echo 11 Thunderbolt 4 with noble simplicity. The novelty has four 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 4 interfaces (type C), three 10 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen2 type A sockets, a USB 2.0 charging port, a gigabit Ethernet female and a 3.5mm combined connector and comes with a card reader that supports SD 4.0 / SDHC / SDXC memory cards (up to 320 MB / s SDXC UHS-II) and has a wide range of compatibility (all Thunderbolt 4 machines, M1 Macs, Apple smartphones and Windows PCs with Thunderbolt 3).
Supporting the simultaneous connection of up to 16 devices, the Echo 11 allows mobile phone owners to connect all their external peripherals and storage devices to the iron with a single Thunderbolt cable and can also charge the battery with the same 90 cable watts. , in addition to a computer depending on the environment, a single 4K / 5K / 6K / 8K screen or two 4K / 5K screens can also be connected to the dock. Needless to say, in macOS, Thunderbolt 2 devices don’t stay out of the circle either, as long as we take advantage of the option offered by the optional adapter.
Thunderbolt 4 handles USB 3 and 4 plugs (including monitors) smoothly when used with the right cable / adapter, even at the end of the device chain. We can connect the fastest NVMe portable SSDs to 3.2 type A ports, which guarantee 7.5 watts of output, without peace of mind, will not be a problem, while the RJ-45 provides guaranteed network access, without further sharing and Wi-Fi.
The savior of the very diverse sonnet is expected to be available in the first fortnight of April in the United States and Canada, but we have to wait until May for the international release. The company set the potential price at $ 250, which will have a 2-year warranty.