Nov 10, 2016

Next-Generation MacBook ThunderBolt 3 Dingle Dongle Hell

No pain, No gain. That sums up how the transition to ThunderBolt 3 is going to be. A mess of adapters, converters, and USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 dongles dangling everywhere off the sides of our Apple laptops to bridge the old generation to the next.

One connector: Type-C. But not just 10Gbps USB-C, 40GpsThunderBolt 3 with USB 3.1 protocol tunneled inside the same physical port. So your Late 2016 MacBook end will handle both, it's the gadgets AT THE OTHER END that determine which to use.

Expect somewhat pricey $149 to $299 multi-port Thunderbolt 3 docks to help consolidate and avert a rag-tag assortment of ThunderBolt and USB-C dongles - at least on your desktop. Macbook users may need to tote a dongle or two in their laptop bag depending on their mobile peripheral needs.

Visit to compare some of the best-selling 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation ThunderBolt port adapters and converters for Macs and MacBook laptops old and new. That includes now shipping ThunderBolt port port sharing hubs, drives, and TBolt3 4K and 5K LCD displays.

Apple and Intel ThunderBolt multi interface accessories are a perfect match for the incredibly high bandwidth of a 10Gbps to 40Gbps ThunderBolt port. We cover Apple ThunderBolt Adapter Peripherals: hubs and cables for multi-port ThunderBolt interface connectivity needs.
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