Cables, Adapters, Devices For A Brave New Mac World
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PortsSupplierIdentifierUSB-C DataUSB-C PowerUSB-AUSB-BEthernetNetbootDisplayPortMini DisplayPortHDMIVGADVITB2LightningSD/microSDmicroUSBRequires Ext PowerPriceLinkNotes
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)
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TB3 (USB-C) to TB2AppleMMEL2AMXX29.00http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MMEL2AM/A/thunderbolt-3-usb-c-to-thunderbolt-2-adapter
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USB-C to LightningAppleMK0X2AMXzzzzzX19.00http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MK0X2AM/A/usb-c-to-lightning-cable-1-m
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USB-C Power adapter 87WAppleMNF82LLX (87W)79.00http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MNF82LL/A/87w-usb-c-power-adapter
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USB-C to USB-C 3ft (29W charge cable)AppleMLL82AMX (29W)19.00http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MLL82AM/A/usb-c-charge-cable-2-m?fnode=8b
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USB-C 3.0 to USB-A 3.0 Female (cable)Monoprice13005X11.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13005
Apple currently has this adapter on special discount until end of year: http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJ1M2AM/A/usb-c-to-usb-adapter
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USB-C 3.0 to USB-A 3.0 FemaleAmazonMI22SGRNX10.99https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B015Z7XE0A/ref=pd_sim_147_5
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USB-C to DPMonoprice12908X14.99https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13234USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 Gen I
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USB-C to DP (TB3)Amazon201036-BLK-1.8mX30.00https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J6DT070
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USB-C to Mini DP FemaleAllsmart LifeX21.99http://www.allsmartlife.com/usb-31-type-c-to-mini-displayport-adapter-aluminium-case-1ft-cable-grey/
Tested this and they work. We have dual 23" HP Displays with Display Port to Mini Display Port cables attached.
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USB-C to USB-C Magnetic Power Cable (60W)AmazonGC42251X (60W)34.99https://www.amazon.com/Griffin-BreakSafe-Breakaway-Chromebook-replacement/dp/B01CQTK6GU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477664142&sr=8-1&keywords=griffin+usb-c
Works great on MacBook 2015 and on a Nexus 5x. Only note is that the magnetic connector is not reversible like the MagSafe adapter is.
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Startech TB3 to TB3 Cable 1M (40Gbps Data)AmazonTBLT3MM1MXX (100W)22.99https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Thunderbolt-20Gbps-USB-C-Cable/dp/B019FPLU4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477686569&sr=8-1&keywords=TBLT3MM1M
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USB-C to USB-C CableMonoprice15506XX (100W)14.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=103&cp_id=10303&cs_id=1030319&p_id=15506
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USB-B 2.0 to USB-CMonoprice14830X4.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14830
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USB-B 3.0 to USB-CMonoprice14851X5.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14851
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USB-C 3.1 to micro USBAmazonB8174011X7.99https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Adapter-Converts-Resistor-ChromeBook/dp/B01AHKYIRS
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USB-C 3.1 to Gigabit EthernetAmazon201013-BLKX16.99https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X4S587K/ref=pd_cp_147_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WKKW1WVVKFH3AXPY2V42Does not support Netboot
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USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (Belkin)AppleHJKF2ZMX26.00http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HJKF2ZM/A/belkin-usb-c-to-gigabit-ethernet-adapter
Does not currently support Netboot, but may in the future since Apple is selling it
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USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (Dell)CDWDBQBCBC064XX45.99https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Dell-network-adapter/4191710.aspxSupports Netboot
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USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (Startech)AmazonXX26.45https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-USB-C-Gigabit-Network-Adapter/dp/B011KH1Z0ASupports Netboot
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USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (Anker)AmazonAK-A8341041XX22.99https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZZ6NW5E/
Supports Netboot according to this discussion: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/macenterprise/1JC6qlW4mV8/discussion
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USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (Belkin)AmazonF2CU040btBLKXX33.99https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Certified-Gigabit-Ethernet-Adapter/dp/B014FBQ738
Supports Netboot according to this discussion: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/macenterprise/1JC6qlW4mV8/discussion
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USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (Kanex)Amazon814556019184XX16.95https://www.amazon.com/Kanex-Gigabit-Ethernet-Adapter-Inches/dp/B00VBNSXKO/Supports Netboot
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USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (CableCreation GP)AmazonCD0004XX11.99https://www.amazon.com/CableCreation-Gigabit-Ethernet-Network-Chromebook/dp/B0126J6WYK/ref=pd_cp_147_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=B8EQ75500C6A7EMXHYCN
Supports Netboot, but will get hot to touch after 4 hours of use.
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USB-C to HDMIMonoprice13235X14.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13235
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USB-C to HDMI (Lenovo)Lenovo4X90K86567XX (4k@60hz)39.99https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-4X90K86567-Hdmi-Power-Adapter/dp/B01CL1DP4I
Added to the list because this was cheaper to get in Iceland than other options listed here. May be a cheaper alternative in other countries too.
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USB-C to HDMI (Anker)AK-A8306041
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21.99https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYUCWOK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_3abvzb37RQB8F18-month warranty (US, what about elsewhere?)
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)
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USB-C 3.0 to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB-AAmazon201014-BLK-NXXXXX44.99https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Multiport-Thunderbolt-Compatible/dp/B01C316EIK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1477662877&sr=8-7&keywords=thunderbolt+to+usb+c
Ethernet did not work on MacBook 2015 and MacBook Pro 2016 without drivers. Other ports worked fine.
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USB-C to USB-C/USB-A 3.0/EthernetMonoprice15250XX3XX49.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15250Works on MacBook 2015 and MacBook Pro 2016
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USB-C to HDMI/Ethernet/USB-A/USB-CAmazon6845243XX2XXX99.99https://www.amazon.com/Yongcun-Adapter-Type-HDMI-Ethernet/dp/B01KYFL68A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477664048&sr=8-1&keywords=yongcun+adapter
HDMI did not work on MacBook 2015, other ports worked fine. Monitor is LG 31MU97Z-B which supports 4K (higher than UHD). The MacBook 2015 picks up signal and monitor, but monitor does not display video or detect signal. The new MacBook 2016 picks up HDMI at 4K, USB, Ethernet, and charging is fine.
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StarTech USB-C to HDMI/VGA/USB-A/EthernetAmazonDKT30CHVX3XXXX54.49https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Dual-Monitor-Docking-Station-Laptops/dp/B01EKARUUS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477664216&sr=8-1&keywords=startech%2Busb%2Bc&th=1
Ethernet did not work on MacBook 2015 and MacBook Pro 2016 without drivers. Other ports worked fine.
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7-port USB-C to USB-A HubMonoprice14909X7X26.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14909
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USB-C 3.1 Gen I to USB-C/USB-A/EthernetAmazonUC006-WXX3XX39.99https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018UGVYFU/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Ethernet did not work on MacBook 2015, other ports worked fine. Ethernet and other ports work fine on MacBook Pro 2016. Seems to make a hissing noise which may just indicate a faulty product.
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TB3 to Dual DisplayPort (2x 4096x2160@60Hz or 1x 5120x2880@60Hz)AmazonTBT3-DP2X2X (1.2)89.95https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F81EIBC/Not compatible with MacBook Pro 2016.
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TB3 to Dual HDMI (2x 3840x2160 @ 30Hz)AmazonTBT3-HDMI2X2X99.95https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F80TRPA/
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USB-C to 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Ethernet AdapterAmazonAK-A83030413XXX27.99https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XU6PM68/Supports Netboot
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USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter Monoprice114504XXX29.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=103&cp_id=10330&cs_id=1033001&p_id=14504
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USB-C to USB-A/Ethernet/USB-C ChargingAmazonAK-A8302041X2XXX49.99https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D0XTF9U Supports Netboot
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USB-C to HDMI/Ethernet/USB-A/USB-C (SMK-Link)AmazonVP6920X3XXX (4k@30hz)X69.56https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KA0UR3O/Supports Netboot
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USB-C to HDMI/Ethernet/USB-A/USB-C (Juiced Systems)AmazonBizHUBX3XXX (4k@30hz)X79.99https://www.amazon.com/Juiced-BizHUB-Multiport-Ethernet-Delivery/dp/B01J391C3W
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Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter (HDMI 4K @ 30hz, Power pass-through, Ethernet, SD/microSD reader, 3x USB3)
AmazonB01FWT7MEKX3XXX (4k@30hz)X79.99https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FWT7MEK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Tested with Monitor is LG 31MU97Z-B which supports 4K (higher than UHD). The MacBook 2015 and the new MacBook 2016 picks up HDMI at 4K, USB, Ethernet, and charging is fine. Did not get a chance to test out the SD card slots.
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USB-C to HDMI/Ethernet/USB-A/USB-C (MINIX NEO C)AmazonNEO-C-HGR-GEN2X2XXXX79.90https://www.amazon.com/MINIX-NEO-USB-C-Multiport-Adapter/dp/B01N2LYC5P
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USB-C to HDMI (Lenovo)Amazon4X90K86567XX (4k@30hz)42.35https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-4X90K86567-Hdmi-Power-Adapter/dp/B01CL1DP4I
Added to the list because this was cheaper to get in Iceland than other options listed here. May be a cheaper alternative in other countries too.
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TRIPP LITE U442-DOCK1 Gen 1 USB-C Docking StationAmazonU442-DOCK1XXXXX120.10https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Docking-Station-Charging/dp/B01N9C5RP0
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Kensington SD1500 USB-C™ Mobile DockAmazonK38231WWXXXX89.99https://www.amazon.com/Kensington-Docking-Station-Ethernet-K33969WW/dp/B01G3JX74W
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USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB-AAmazonDA200XXXXX58.99https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Adapter-Type-Ethernet-470-ABQN/dp/B012DT6KW2
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MINIX NEO C, USB-C Multiport Adapter with HDMIAmazonB01ANITHVQX2XXXX89.99https://www.amazon.com/MINIX-USB-C-Multiport-Adapter-HDMI/dp/B01ANITHVQ/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1491379654&sr=8-16&keywords=minix
Ethernet working without drivers on a MacBook Pro 2016
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Docking stations (USB-C)
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Dell USB-C to HDMI/MiniDP/VGA/Ethernet/USB-AAmazonWD153XXXXXX137.88https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Dock-WD15-Adapter-Type-C/dp/B01C8PHWQY
Ethernet and USB ports worked fine. Could not get HDMI or Mini DisplayPort to work with monitor LG 31MU97Z-B which supports 4K (higher than UHD).
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StarTech USB-C to HDMI/USB-C/USB-A/EthernetAmazonMST30C2DPPDXX3XXXXX178.99https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Dual-Monitor-Docking-Station-Laptops/dp/B01IBNK6V0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477664216&sr=8-1&keywords=startech+usb+c
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OWC USB-C DockOWCOWCTCDOCK11PSLXX (60W)4X (3.1 Gen I)XX (4k@30hz)XX148.75https://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/TCDOCK11PSL3.5mm Audio out
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CalDigit USB-C DockCalDigitUSB-C-Dock-USXX (60W)3X (3.1 Gen I)XXXX149.99http://shop.caldigit.com/us/usb-3-1-usb-c-dock/CalDigit%20USB-C%20Dock/USB-C-Dock-US3.5mm Audio out
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Henge USB-C Tethered DockHengeXX (85W)4X (3.0)XXXX199.99https://hengedocks.com/products/tethered-dock3.5mm Audio out
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Docking stations (TB3)
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HP ZBook 150W Thunderbolt 3 DockHPP5Q58UT#ABAX4X (3.0)X2X (1.2)XX229.00http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-zbook-150w-thunderbolt-3-dock-p-p5q58ut-aba--1
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Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HDBelkin2XX (85W)3X (3.0)XXX360.00http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F4U095/3.5mm Audio out
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OWC Thunderbolt 3 DockOWC2XX5X (3.1 Gen I)XXXX279.00https://www.owcdigital.com/products/thunderbolt/thunderbolt-3-dock-specs3.5mm Audio out, Firewire, S/PDIF audio out
https://eshop.macsales.com/preorder/owc-thunderbolt-3-dock/
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CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 LiteCalDigitTS3Lite-US05
3X (2xTB3,1xUSB-C)
X (15W)2X (3.1 Gen ?)XXX169.99http://shop.caldigit.com/us/TS3Lite-US053.5mm Audio out
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CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3CalDigitTS3-US052XX (85W)3X (3.1 Gen ?)XXX299.99http://shop.caldigit.com/us/TS3-US053.5mm Audio out, 2x eSata
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Elgato Thunderbolt 3 DockElgato2XX (85W)3X (3.0)XX (4k@60Hz)X (4k@30hz)X299.00https://www.elgato.com/en/dock/thunderbolt-33.5mm Audio out
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Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 DockLenovoX (65W)4XXXXXXTBDhttp://blog.lenovo.com/en/blog/latest-thinkpad-notebooks-boost-it-agility-and-protect-stability/
Only a blog posting, no product page available as of yet
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Henge Thunderbolt 3 Tethered DockHenge2XX (85W)4X (3.0)X2XXXTBDhttps://hengedocks.com/products/tethered-dock3.5mm Audio out
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Dell Thunderbolt Dock TB16Dell2PMR2XX (180W)
5X (3 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2)
XXXXXX299.99http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=452-BCNP3.5mm Audio out, Kensington Lock slot
http://blog.michael.kuron-germany.de/2017/01/macbook-pro-with-thunderbolt-3-and-dell-docking-stations/
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Plugable Volume Thunderbolt 3 dockPlugableTBT3-UD1XX2X (USB 3.0)XXXTBDhttp://plugable.com/thunderbolt-3/Expected 2017 Q1, 3.5mm Audio out
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Multi-use dongles (MiniDP)These MiniDP video adapters are great for older Macs
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MiniDP 1.1 to HDM/DVI/DPMonoprice12744X (1.1)XX14.08http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=12744
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MiniDP 1.2a to HDM/DVI/VGAMonoprice12799X (1.2)XX23.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=12799
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Flash Drives/Storage (USB-C and USB-A)
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Kingston Digital 16GB Data Traveler Micro Duo USB 3C Flash DriveAmazonXX10.87https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-16GB-Traveler-DTDUO3C/dp/B010HWCFW6?th=1
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Kingston Digital 32GB Data Traveler Micro Duo USB 3C Flash DriveAmazonXX14.99https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-32GB-Traveler-DTDUO3C/dp/B010HWCEHM?th=1
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USB-C to micro SD/SDAmazonX5.99https://www.amazon.com/Masvoker-Seenda-Aluminum-Adapter-Interface/dp/B01M1DSG54?th=1
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Various External SSDsNewEggN/Ahttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100011694%20601186559
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Various External HDDsNewEggN/Ahttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100167525%20601184764
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Oyen Digital MiniPro RAID V3 USB 3.1 Type-C (USB-C) Dual Bay Enclosure
AmazonXBus powered!No$95https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GVVC59A/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Monitor
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LG 27UD88-W (27-inch)Amazon27UD88-WXX (60W)2XX2XX734.69https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-27UD88-W-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B01CDYB0QS/?tag=imoreb-20&ascsubtag=UUimUdUnU40041
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Acer-H277HU (27-inch)AmazonXXXXX455.99https://www.amazon.com/Acer-H277HU-kmipuz-27-Inch-speakers/dp/B01B64O3M4/?tag=imoreb-20&ascsubtag=UUimUdUnU40041
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LG Ultra Fine 4k (21-inch)Apple3XXX699.95http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HKMY2LL/A/lg-ultrafine-4k-display
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LG Ultra Fine 5k (27-inch)Apple3XXX1,299.95http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HKN62LL/A/lg-ultrafine-5k-display
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LG 38UC99-W (38-Inch Curved)Amazon38UC99-WXX2XX2XX1,499.45https://www.amazon.com/LG-38UC99-W-38-Inch-UltraWide-Bluetooth/dp/B01LW54S4U
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Lenovo ThinkVision X1 (27-inch)Amazon60E2GAR1USXX4XXXX788.13https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkVision-LED-lit-Monitor-60E2GAR1US/dp/B01EORW6YM
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This site might be another good resource for docks and USB-C accessories
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http://www.displaylink.com/products/universal-docking-stations
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http://bensonapproved.com/
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The blogpost I wrote to accompany this Google Sheet
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