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We found 29 Reddit mentions of CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock - 87W Charging, 7X USB 3.1 Ports, USB-C Gen 2, DisplayPort, UHS-II SD Card Slot, LAN, Optical Out, for 2016+ MacBook Pro & PC (Space Gray - 0.7m/2.3ft Cable). Here are the top ones.

CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock - 87W Charging, 7X USB 3.1 Ports, USB-C Gen 2, DisplayPort, UHS-II SD Card Slot, LAN, Optical Out, for 2016+ MacBook Pro & PC (Space Gray - 0.7m/2.3ft Cable)
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  • [15 PORTS OF CONNECTIVITY]: 2x Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s, DisplayPort 1.2, 5x USB-A & 1 USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s), 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen2 (10Gb/s data only), Gigabit Ethernet, UHS-II SD Card Slot (SD 4.0), Optical Audio (S/PDIF), 3.5mm Stereo Audio In & Out. Vertical or horizontal orientation. Sturdy full aluminum construction with integrated heat sink without a fan.
  • [IMPROVED from 85W to 87W LAPTOP CHARGING]: Provides up to 87W to charge your laptop and power all of your USB peripherals. The secondary Thunderbolt 3 port provides 15W of power for downstream devices. Please note: Firmware update required for 87W
  • [DUAL 4K EXTENDED DISPLAYS]: Connect up to two 4K@60Hz (4096 x 2160 30-bit color) monitors via DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C port, OR a Single 5K@60Hz display can be supported via the Thunderbolt 3 port. **M1 Macs cannot support dual display over Thunderbolt! (***DisplayPort to HDMI/DVI/VGA adapter / cable must be an ACTIVE type. Passive dongle/cable wil not work.***)
  • [UHS-II SD 4.0 CARD SLOT]: Latest UHS-II SD card slot supports SD/SDHC/SDXC at up to 312 MB/s bus speed. Transfer full days of footage from your camera 3x faster than UHS-I counterpart!
  • [MAC & WINDOWS COMPATIBLE]: Ideal for M1 and M2 Macs, 2016+ MacBook Pro, 2017+ iMac Pro, on Mac OS 10.12 or Windows 8/10 with a Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 port.
ColorTS3 Plus - Space Gray
Size0.7 Meter Cable
Weight1.32 Pounds

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Found 29 comments on CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock - 87W Charging, 7X USB 3.1 Ports, USB-C Gen 2, DisplayPort, UHS-II SD Card Slot, LAN, Optical Out, for 2016+ MacBook Pro & PC (Space Gray - 0.7m/2.3ft Cable):

u/WorkingISwear · 197 pointsr/battlestations

Full list with links to everything shown here (and some stuff not shown). Please let me know if I've missed anything or if you have any questions.

PC Specs

Item | Make/model | Link | Price
Processor| Intel i7-8700k | Amazon | $355
Graphics Card| MSI GEFORCE GTX1080 TI GAMING X 11G| Amazon | $1,000
RAM | G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200 MHZ | Amazon | $90
Motherboard | ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming | Amazon | $350
SSD | Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1TB NVMe | Amazon | $300
SSD | Samsung 850 EVO 500GB | Amazon | $130
SSD | Samsung 850 EVO 500GB | Amazon | $130
AIO | Corsair H110i V2 | Amazon | $120
Case | Lian Li PC 011 Dynamic | Amazon | $130
PSU | EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2 | Amazon | $100
Fans | Corsair LL 120 | Amazon | $220
Drawers | Ikea Alex | Ikea | $90

The rest of the stuff

Item | Make/model | Link | Price
Desk | Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk | Jarvis | $752

Chair | Herman Miller Embody | Amazon | $1,400
Monitor | ASUS PG279Q | Amazon | $610
Monitor | ASUS PG279Q | Amazon | $610
Desk Mat | Godspeed Reverse Panda | Novelkeys | $20
Mouse | Glorious Model O Matte White | Glorious | $50
Keyboard | Tofu65 w/ Gateron Browns | KBDFans | $200
Keycaps | MT3 Godspeed | Drop | $150

Dock | Caldigit TS3 | Amazon | $280
Speakers | Audioengine A2+ | Amazon | $300
Speaker Stands | Kanto S6W | Amazon | $60
Webcam | Logitech C922x | Amazon | $83
Monitor Arm | Jarvis Dual Monitor Arm in White | Jarvis | $160
Desk Backlight | Philips Hue Light Strip | Amazon | $90
Main Lights | Nanoleaf Light Panels | Nanoleaf | $550
Headphones | Hyperx Cloud Flight | Amazon | $135
VR | Oculus Quest | Amazon | $500
Headphones | Sony WH1000XM3 | Amazon | $275
Headphones | Master & Dynamic MH40 | Amazon | $250

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u/SharkBaitDLS · 6 pointsr/technology

My laptop draws 85W over USB-C (thunderbolt 3) while also gaining a full gigabit Ethernet connection, driving two 1440p 60Hz monitors, a DAC, keyboard, and mouse. For cables like that you’re limited to very short runs but it’s perfect for a docking station setup. I use this dock.

The fact that I can do that over just one cable is amazing, it’s a genuinely brilliant connector. Gone are the days of complex docking mechanisms, now I just sit down and plug in my one cable and I’m good to go.

u/-Cheule- · 4 pointsr/macbookpro

The CalDigit TS3+ is an amazing dock. Gives you a ton of ports, and you only attach one cable because it acts as an 85W power supply too. Link to it on Amazon $300

u/_510Dan · 3 pointsr/sysadmin

The TB16 docks were nothing but headaches for us. We've since moved to this dock and things have been flawless so far.

u/FreshViking · 3 pointsr/razer

Hello there,

I'm personally using this one for traveling for my Blade 15:

I have a pretty expensive one for home, but I also have a Core x and a lot of other stuff connected to it.

I sadly couldn't find any Docks which could output 144hz for the monitors.

Hope I could help.

u/evil-scientist · 3 pointsr/osx
u/filchermcurr · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I've been using this one since I got my 2018 MBP and it works great. It's also pretty pricey though.

... and I guess it's DisplayPort and not HDMI. I'm a useless failure. :(

u/paul499 · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I got the Caldigit TB3 dock about a month ago and it's been great. I really did my research and I just wanted the best one. I'm running 2 HD monitors and tons of peripherals. I WFH so I wanted the most useful ports + reliability + not a million bucks. Highly recommend.


u/uhhyeahseatbelts · 2 pointsr/applehelp

I assume Thunderbolt 3/USB-C? Wirecutter has a good breakdown. Basically it’s the Caldigit TS3 Plus. It is a bit pricey.

u/zootam · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

>when I started looking at usb-c docks

Please note there is a BIG difference between a usb-c dock/dongle/hub and a thunderbolt dock.

>they usually seem to have only 3. I want 4 damnit! (1 media hard disk, 1 time machine, 1 receiver for the keyboard and mouse, and 1 charger for said keyboard and mouse,

You have a usb-c receiver for your keyboard? All of these devices need a usb C port? Not USB Type A? Because most thunderbolt docks have at least 3-5 USB A ports.

>I want to get to my desk, plug 1 usb-c cable into my shiny new mac, and have everything connected like magic.

Get the CalDigit TS3 Plus and call it a day.

u/atomicrabbit_ · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I hear the CalDigit TS3 Plus is the gold standard for docks, but it is a little pricey at $300.

Edit: This is the one I plan to buy for my MBP soon.

u/xkevinxpwndu · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I'm really liking it! It just came in on Thursday. It's great to only have 1 wire going to the MBP, since it's kind of in my face now.

Correct. It's this one https://www.amazon.com/CalDigit-TS3-Plus-Thunderbolt-Dock/dp/B07CZPV8DF

u/advntrus_mofo · 2 pointsr/USBC

Another good option is CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock which should give you one some good connectivity options. Hope that fits your budget. You would also have to get a USB-C to DP cable or some thing similar..


u/wrightmf · 2 pointsr/macbook

I’ve made this comment before on another post here, but 5 stars goes to the CalDigit TS3 Plus dock. It’s expensive - around $300 - but it does what you’re asking, and more. Through a single thunderbolt 3 port, I have power delivery, two external monitors, an external hard drive, audio, external webcam, and more ports to spare still. I’m not sure I’ve ever been happier with a peripheral purchase.

CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZPV8DF?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/eyethinkikn0wu · 1 pointr/eGPU

I just picked up one of these guys and a Razer Core X. Since it allows for daisy chaining I'll report back my findings... Hoping it will work as a single cord setup. Chances are the 85w will not be enough power for my laptop (Thinkpad X1 Extreme) so I will still need to go for a 2-wire setup.

Edit: Looks like it does charge the laptop! and at a decent rate, too.

u/sph130 · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Ok.. here's my final update. I found another monitor it's more expensive but it is 4k and better on my eyes for coding. I am not coding at UHD resolution though - I'm coding at the 1920x1080 so I can read the text lol.

However for video or such i can switch it back to UHD and enjoy an amazing picture..


And then the doc for my office I am using ( one monitor on usb-c and one on display port)


The mini doc i use for traveling around which has my usb adapter for my travel mouse and connects to the hdmi monitor at home is :


All are working great!

u/mp3three · 1 pointr/macbookpro

This one is super solid for me: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CZPV8DF

Lots of ports, full charging speed, video out, etc...

u/freeqaz · 1 pointr/linuxhardware

Running one of these: CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock

It's pretty legit and works very well with Arch. A couple times where when I sleep my machine and unplug while it's slept, it will be upset on waking up, but otherwise it works 100% every time.

u/jmnugent · 1 pointr/applehelp

I've gone through a lot of Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 Docking stations over the past 2 or 3 years,. and I pretty much won't buy anything but Cal-Digit now


u/CalDigit_Support · 1 pointr/macsetups

Hi! Your setup looks pretty great, and we were curious if we could use this photo on our Facebook page.

Additionally, if you're interested in more ports as well as 85W charging and the ability to connect to dual extended displays, I'd suggest taking a look at our TS3 Plus (also available on Amazon).

u/jvillasante · 1 pointr/mac

I've got the Caldigit TS3 Plus (https://www.amazon.com/CalDigit-TS3-Plus-Thunderbolt-Dock/dp/B07CZPV8DF) and I like it a lot. However, I don't think it has HDMI/VGA.

u/ehmatthes · 1 pointr/MacOS

Is this the one you have? I'll do it if nothing else works, but that was more than I thought I'd have to spend!

If anyone has something simpler/ cheaper that works, I'd love to know about it.

u/mchess33 · 1 pointr/macbookpro

More of a Docking station than a dongle but this should work.

u/oathbreakerkeeper · 0 pointsr/linux

I have the xps 13 9360 running for almost two years on Ubuntu. This article is garbage. The author didn't do his research and/or doesn't know what he's doing.

  1. Network card. It's known that the Killer NIC doesn't work well in linux. I bought an intel wifi card for like $25 on amazon and installed that before I even booted the XPS 13 for the first time. Zero wifi issues.

  2. Docks, it is known that the Dell docks don't work well, and the 3rd party "dock" he tried isn't even a dock. If you do research you can find ones that actually work with Dell XPS and linux. I'm using [this CalDigit TS3 Thunderbolt Dock]
    (https://www.amazon.com/CalDigit-TS3-Plus-Thunderbolt-Dock/dp/B07CZPV8DF/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=CalDigit+TS3+Plus+Thunderbolt+3+Dock+-+85W+Charging%2C&qid=1562862028&s=electronics&sr=1-1) with zero issues in Ubuntu.

  3. I haven't had any issues with sleep or hibernate or suspend. This guy may be doing something wrong. I've run Ubuntu 16.xx, 18.xx, and 19.xx on this laptop.

  4. I rarely use bluetooth with this laptop. I have never been able to get bluetooth to work reliably on desktops/laptops, regardless of OS. I've tried on windows and ubuntu. It always ends up being a PITA to pair something and by the time i get it working my desire to listen to music or do a google hangouts or whatever is long gone. SO this one may be an issue but it seems to span every laptop/desktop/linux/windows that I've tried.