After a rough infancy of scattered compliance and confusing specs, USB-C is starting to, well, work. Most notably, USB-C PD (power delivery) has rescued our Nintendo Switch batteries, fast-charges our iPhone Xs (irony, yes), and at long last given us portable fast charging for the juice-hungry 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Griffin’s new Universal USB-C Docking Station (as spotted by 9to5Mac) adheres to the USB-C PD 2.0 spec, and provides up to 85W of power (Apple’s official charger for the 15-inch MBP does 87W). The dock provides a Gigabit Ethernet port, four USB-A 3.0 ports, HDMI, and an audio jack.

That’s not a lot of connectivity for $199. In comparison, OWC’s $299 dock includes some nice-to-haves like S/PDIF and FireWire 800, extra…

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from The Verge – All Posts https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/3/14/17121514/griffin-usb-c-pd-dock-macbook-pro-85w-charging

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