Cables, Adapters, Devices For A Brave New Mac World
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CategoryDescriptionSupplierIdentifierUSB-C DataUSB-C PowerUSB-AUSB-BEthernetNetbootDisplayPortMini DisplayPortHDMIVGASD/microSDDVITB2LightningmicroUSBRequires Ext PowerPriceLinkLink2Notes
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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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Docking stations (TB3)Startech Thunderbolt 3 Docking StationAmazon2XX(85W)2XXXX329.99https://www.amazon.com/Thunderbolt-Docking-Station-Delivery-Charging/dp/B073JDZGKK3.5mm Audio out (backside)
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Docking stations (TB3)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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Docking stations (USB-C)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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Docking stations (USB-C)Dell USB-C to HDMI/MiniDP/VGA/Ethernet/USB-AAmazonWD153XXXXXX137.88https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Dock-WD15-Adapter-Type-C/dp/B01C8PHWQYEthernet 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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Flash Drives/Storage (USB-C and USB-A)
Oyen Digital MiniPro RAID V3 USB 3.1 Type-C (USB-C) Dual Bay EnclosureAmazonX
Bus powered!
No$95https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GVVC59A/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Flash Drives/Storage (USB-C and USB-A)
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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Flash Drives/Storage (USB-C and USB-A)
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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Flash Drives/Storage (USB-C and USB-A)
USB-C to micro SD/SDAmazonX5.99https://www.amazon.com/Masvoker-Seenda-Aluminum-Adapter-Interface/dp/B01M1DSG54?th=1
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MonitorLG 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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MonitorLenovo ThinkVision X1 (27-inch)Amazon60E2GAR1USXX4XXXX788.13https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkVision-LED-lit-Monitor-60E2GAR1US/dp/B01EORW6YM
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MonitorLG 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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MonitorAcer-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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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)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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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)TB3 to Dual DisplayPort (2x 4096x2160@60Hz or 1x 5120x2880@60Hz)AmazonTBT3-HDMI2X2X99.95https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F80TRPA/
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)Kensington SD1500 USB-C™ Mobile DockAmazonK38231WWXXXX89.99https://www.amazon.com/Kensington-Docking-Station-Ethernet-K33969WW/dp/B01G3JX74W
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort AdapterAmazonTBT3-DP2X2X (1.2)89.95https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F81EIBC/Not compatible with MacBook Pro 2016.
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)MINIX NEO C (GEN-2), USB-C Multiport Adapter with HDMI Gigabit LANAmazonX2xXX (4k@30hz)X(for high perf.)79.99https://www.amazon.com/MINIX-USB-C-Multiport-Adapter-HDMI/dp/B01ANITHVQ/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1491379654&sr=8-16&keywords=minixGigabi Ehernet need driver to work with MacBook Pro 2016
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)
Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter (HDMI 4K @ 30hz, Power pass-through, Ethernet, SD/microSD reader, 3x USB3)
AmazonB01FWT7MEKX3XXX (4k@30hz)X79.99https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Aluminum-Multi-Port-Adapter-Pass-Through/dp/B075FZ43MD
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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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)
Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter (HDMI 4K @ 30hz, Mini DP, Power pass-through, Ethernet, SD/microSD reader, 3x USB3)
AmazonB07B87BN1MX3XXXX (4k@30hz)X99.99https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Aluminum-Multimedia-DisplayPort-Ethernet/dp/B07B87BN1M/
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)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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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)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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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)MINIX NEO C-X, USB-C Multiport Adapter with HDMIAmazonB01ANITHVQX2XXXXX(for high perf.)69.99
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MR1FUNV/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_11_w
Ethernet working without drivers on a MacBook Pro 2016
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)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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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB-AAmazonDA200XXXXX57.48https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Adapter-Type-Ethernet-470-ABQN/dp/B012DT6KW2Supports Netboot
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)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=1Ethernet did not work on MacBook 2015 and MacBook Pro 2016 without drivers. Other ports worked fine.
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)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+cEthernet did not work on MacBook 2015 and MacBook Pro 2016 without drivers. Other ports worked fine.
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)USB-C to USB-A/Ethernet/USB-C ChargingAmazonAK-A8302041X2XXX44.99https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D0XTF9U Supports Netboot
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)USB-C to HDMI (Lenovo)Amazon4X90K86567XX (4k@30hz)42.35https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-4X90K86567-Hdmi-Power-Adapter/dp/B01CL1DP4IAdded 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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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)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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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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-cWorks 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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (Belkin)AmazonF2CU040btBLKXX33.99https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Certified-Gigabit-Ethernet-Adapter/dp/B014FBQ738Supports Netboot according to this discussion: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/macenterprise/1JC6qlW4mV8/discussion
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C to DP (TB3)Amazon201036-BLK-1.8mX30.00https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J6DT070
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (Kanex)Amazon814556019184XX16.95https://www.amazon.com/Kanex-Gigabit-Ethernet-Adapter-Inches/dp/B00VBNSXKO/Supports Netboot
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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=B8EQ75500C6A7EMXHYCNSupports Netboot, but will get hot to touch after 4 hours of use.
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C 3.1 to micro USBAmazonB8174011X7.99https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Adapter-Converts-Resistor-ChromeBook/dp/B01AHKYIRS
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MonitorLG Ultra Fine 5k (27-inch)Apple3XXX1,299.95http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HKN62LL/A/lg-ultrafine-5k-displayFucking buggy
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MonitorLG Ultra Fine 4k (21-inch)Apple3XXX699.95http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HKMY2LL/A/lg-ultrafine-4k-display
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C Power adapter 87WAppleMNF82LLX (87W)79.00http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MNF82LL/A/87w-usb-c-power-adapter
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (Belkin)AppleHJKF2ZMX26.00http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HJKF2ZM/A/belkin-usb-c-to-gigabit-ethernet-adapterDoes not currently support Netboot, but may in the future since Apple is selling it
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C to LightningAppleMK0X2AMXzzzzz
X19.00http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MK0X2AM/A/usb-c-to-lightning-cable-1-m
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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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USBC to HDMI DonglesKramer USB 3.1 Type-C to HDMI Adapter CableB&H PhotoADC-U31C/HFX (4k@60hz)18.99https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=email&A=details&Q=&sku=1319498&is=REGon order to test
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Docking stations (TB3)Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HBelkin2XX (85W)3X (3.0)XXX360.00http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F4U095/3.5mm Audio out
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Docking stations (TB3)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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Docking stations (TB3)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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Docking stations (USB-C)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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (Dell)CDWDBQBCBC064XX45.99https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Dell-network-adapter/4191710.aspxSupports Netboot
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Docking stations (TB3)Dell Thunderbolt Dock TB16Dell2PMR2XX (60W)
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-BCNP
http://blog.michael.kuron-germany.de/2017/01/macbook-pro-with-thunderbolt-3-and-dell-docking-stations/
3.5mm Audio out, Kensington Lock slot
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Docking stations (USB-C)Dell USB-C to HDMI/2xDP/Ethernet/USB-A/AudioDellD6000XX (60W)4xX2xXX199.99http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-universal-dock-d6000/apd/452-bcyt/pc-accessoriesRequires DisplayLink display drivers. Some grahics artifacting in Safari Beta on external displays
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Docking stations (TB3)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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Docking stations (TB3)Henge Thunderbolt 3 Tethered DockHenge2XX (85W)4X (3.0)X2XXXTBDhttps://hengedocks.com/products/tethered-dock3.5mm Audio out
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Docking stations (USB-C)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)HP ZBook 150W Thunderbolt 3 DockHPX4X (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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Docking stations (TB3)Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 DockLenovoX (65W)4XXXXXX150https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/docking/universal-cable-docks-usb/Thinkpad-USB-C-Dock/p/40A90090USPlug and play, video outputs all are all mirrored
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C to HDMI (Lenovo)Lenovo4X90K86567XX (4k@60hz)39.99https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-4X90K86567-Hdmi-Power-Adapter/dp/B01CL1DP4IAdded 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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Multi-use dongles (MiniDP)MiniDP 1.2a to HDM/DVI/VGAMonoprice12799X (1.2)XX23.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=12799
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Multi-use dongles (MiniDP)MiniDP 1.1 to HDM/DVI/DPMonoprice12744X (1.1)XX14.08http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=12744
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)USB-C to USB-C/USB-A 3.0/EthernetMonoprice15250XX3XX49.99https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0772T3JST/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_YpifAbYRPDW2KWorks on MacBook 2015 and MacBook Pro 2016
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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)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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Multi-use dongles (USB-C)7-port USB-C to USB-A HubMonoprice14909X7X26.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14909
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C to DPMonoprice12908X14.99https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13234USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 Gen I
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C to HDMIMonoprice13235X14.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13235
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-C 3.0 to USB-A 3.0 Female (cable)Monoprice13005X11.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13005Apple 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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-B 3.0 to USB-CMonoprice14851X5.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14851
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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)USB-B 2.0 to USB-CMonoprice14830X4.99http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14830
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USBC to HDMI DonglesMoshi USB3.1 to HDMIMoshi99MO084202X (4k@60hz)49.99https://www.moshi.com/usb-c-to-hdmi-adapter#silverReliable, but has been finicky
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Flash Drives/Storage (USB-C and USB-A)
Various External HDDsNewEggN/Ahttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100167525%20601184764
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Flash Drives/Storage (USB-C and USB-A)
Various External SSDsNewEggN/Ahttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100011694%20601186559
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Docking stations (TB3)OWC Thunderbolt 3 DockOWC2XX5X (3.1 Gen I)XXXX279.00https://www.owcdigital.com/products/thunderbolt/thunderbolt-3-dock-specs
https://eshop.macsales.com/preorder/owc-thunderbolt-3-dock/
3.5mm Audio out, Firewire, S/PDIF audio out
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Docking stations (USB-C)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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Single use dongles/cables (USB-C)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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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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https://babodee.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/cables-adapters-devices-for-a-brave-new-mac-world/
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