We’ve seen a handful of manufacturers announce Thunderbolt 4 docks since Intel detailed the interface standard back in 2020, but few have come out as fancy as the one Razer just announced. The company’s new hub with 10 ports contains all the connections you could want. On the front, you’ll find a UHS-II SD card slot, 3.5mm audio jack and a Thunderbolt 4-compatible USB-C port that can deliver up to 90W of power to your laptop while maintaining a 40 Gbps data transfer. On the back, you now have access to three Thunderbolt 4-compatible USB-C ports, one Gigabit Ethernet connection and three USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports.
It would not be a Razer product without RGB lighting, so naturally it is also included. Whole bricks weigh less than a pound and measure and can be output to 4K displays (at 60Hz) simultaneously.
The dock works with a Windows PC powered by an 11th generation Intel CPU, as well as both Intel and M1 Macs running macOS Big Sur – but do not remember the company’s Synapse software, which you need to fine-tune the dock’s RGB lighting , currently available on macOS. It will also work with Razer’s other Thunderbolt compatible products, including the Razer Core GPU case.
For $ 330, the Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma is expensive, even by the standards of some of the Thunderbolt 4 hubs we’ve seen recently. For example, OWC’s Thunderbolt 4 dock has almost the same number of connections, but costs $ 249. Of course, if you already own a Razer laptop, you’ll probably complete the look of your setup, in which case you’re ready to pay the premium. company dock.
Razer has also updated its Chroma aluminum laptop stand. The new V2 model comes in at $ 150, making it $ 50 more expensive than its predecessor, but comes with a more varied selection of ports. Instead of three USB-A 3.0 connections, it has a single USB-C 3.2 port, two USB-A 3.2 ports, an HDMI 2.0 connection and a dedicated USB-C port for power supply. Like the previous model, it also puts the laptop in an 18-degree tilt to improve the ergonomics of your setup.
Both the Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma and the Laptop Stand Chrome V2 are available for pre-order today from the Razer website starting today.