For over a decade, Apple has been using its own proprietary charging connector for its MacBooks. While it offered safety features no other connector did or does to date, it was also non-standard and incompatible with the not so small number of competing standards already in the market. When Apple finally gave in, it didn’t come without a price. The 2015 MacBook only had one USB-C port for both data and charging and last year’s MacBook Pros threw all ports out, replacing them with two or four Thunderbolt 3 ports. That, however, consequently gave birth to a new market of docks and dongles that aimed to bring back what was lost. One of them is the new Belkin USB-C Express Dock 3.1 HD, which we have taken for a spin to see how it fares against the competition.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on docks and hubs, then you might find the Belkin USB-C Express Dock to be eerie familiar. If so, then you might have already seen the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD. Yes, they are two peas in a pod but they differ in subtle yet significant ways, making things a little confusing.
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