Corsair on Thursday introduced its first Elgato-branded miniature Thunderbolt 3 dock. The product has two 4Kp60-capable display outputs, a USB Type-A port, and a Gigabit Ethernet connector.

The minimalistic Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock is aimed primarily at owners of Apple’s latest MacBook Pro laptops who need an essential set of ports while on the go. The Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock has one DisplayPort 1.2 output, an HDMI 2.0 output (with HDCP support), a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port (5 Gbps, up to 1.1 A), and a GbE port.

Being very compact, the Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock weighs 125 grams (4.4 ounces), looks like a big pack of mints, and comes with a foldable 12 cm (4.7 inch) cable that can be quickly hidden when not in use as well as easily managed when in use.

When it comes to compatibility, the Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock will work with Apple’s macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later as well as with Microsoft’s Windows 10 and later. Unfortunately Corsair does not disclose which Thunderbolt 3 controller it uses for its TB3 Mini Dock – whether they're using Alpine Ridge or the new USB 3-compatible Titan Ridge – however the exclusion of any mention of USB 3 compatibility in the official specifications strongly points to the tradtional Alpine Ridge, making this a true TB3-only dock.

Meanwhile, to make the Elgato Thundebolt 3 Mini Dock more attractive to owners of various Apple devices, the product comes with the Elgato Dock Utility for macOS that enables high-power USB support and easy ejection of storage devices attached to the dock.

Corsair’s Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock will hit the market shortly. In the U.S. it will cost $149, while in other countries prices will be different.

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  • Zeratul56 - Thursday, September 6, 2018 - link

    Since it is thunderbolt based, I would assume yes. I have a TB3 dock at work and it does two distinct display outs. That would be the plus over a USB C single as USB c only have provisions for a single display alternate mode while TB3 includes two DP streams. It’s also way more expensive than a typical usb c dongle. Although, I would say it’s worth the premium given my lack luster experiences with numerous usb c dongles.
  • hubick - Thursday, September 6, 2018 - link

    The DisplayPort 1.2 is another hint it's not the 1.4 equipped Titan Ridge.

    As someone interested in purchasing Titan Ridge docks, WTF? Are manufacturers just cheap? Lazy? From a design perspective, it should be close to a drop in replacement for Alpine Ridge, so come on already! :-(
  • GreenReaper - Friday, September 7, 2018 - link

    Takes time to certify and bring a unit to the market. They started running the next Dell 34" monitors through testing bodies in June (under the ODM's name, Quisda), but they won't be out for months:
  • GreenReaper - Friday, September 7, 2018 - link

    In fact, the specs went online - seems they took out speakers and daisychain, added HDCP 2.2:
    (No sign of FreeSync, alas.)

    But again, European resellers only expect delivery in September:

    Takes time to get it to market, unless you're willing to fly to Taiwan.
  • The_Assimilator - Friday, September 7, 2018 - link

    150 bucks for 4 ports that should be built into the laptop for the price you pay for it, LMAO. Cult of Apple indeed.
  • Lord of the Bored - Friday, September 7, 2018 - link

    I'm just surprised Apple hasn't found a reason to block the use of third-party USB hubs yet.
  • milkod2001 - Friday, September 7, 2018 - link

    Indeed pathetic. Apples goes with : Less is more and it looks better like that. People still buy it and feel good about themselves. We got into age to pure dumbness.
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  • MadAd - Friday, September 7, 2018 - link

    I still dont understand this thunderbolt craze, so here we have a device that has all sorts of new and wonderfull goodie....wait, its a box with the same sockets that should be on a laptop anyway, what am I missing here?
  • hubick - Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - link

    You're missing bringing your laptop home from work every day to a nice clean desk where you only have a single cable to quickly connect it to everything (including power).

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