What you need to know
- OWC announced the OWC Thunderbolt Hub.
- The hub converts a single Thunderbolt port into several Thunderbolt ports.
- The hub also supports daisy chaining and 60W power charging.
OWC announced the OWC Thunderbolt Hub that allows you to convert a single Thunderbolt port into several Thunderbolt ports. With the hub, you can connect a single Thunderbolt 4 port to two 4K displays or a single display up to 8K. The OWC Thunderbolt Hub also works with NVMe storage and supports power delivery. You can preorder the OWC Thunderbolt Hub (opens in new tab) now for $149.
The OWC Thunderbolt Hub has three Thunderbolt USB-C ports and a single USB-A port. It supports daisy chaining, which helps with more complex desk setups with several monitors and accessories. The hub also supports 60 watts of charging power, so most devices should have a full charge when you undock them from the hub and are on the go.
To utilize the capabilities of the OWC Thunderbolt Hub, you'll need a device with Thunderbolt 4. Many devices with Intel's 11th Gen processors support the new standard For example, the new Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 both support Thunderbolt 4. Manufacturers can elect to not have Thunderbolt 4 on devices, even if powered by an 11th Gen Intel processor, so make sure that your PC supports Thunderbolt 4.