Plugable Launches First Complete USB-C Dock Line

“USB-C’s two most radical changes are the ability to negotiate charging levels (up to 100W), and direct ownership of the wire for high performance displays, etc.,” said Bernie Thompson, Plugable Technologies’ Founder.

These features require hardware support in both the host system and the device. The Plugable UD-CA1 Docking Station ($129 – available today) integrates support for both of these new capabilities, along with the full set of standard USB docking features like wired network, audio, and extra USB ports.

The Plugable UD-ULTCDL dock ($179 – available soon) builds on this, adding support for two additional displays (for a total of three) using DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology.

Apple 12” Retina MacBook 2015 / 2016 users have been eager for this kind of dock to come to market to connect additional monitors and extra USB devices while continuing to charge through the MacBook’s single USB-C port. These docks will also work with many coming USB-C laptops and tablets, including specific Chromebooks and many Windows laptops based on Intel’s 6th generation (“Skylake”) CPU technology.

For important system compatibility details, please visit:

Plugable USB-C Single Display Dock:
Plugable USB-C Triple Display Dock:

Plugable Technologies, founded in 2009, manufactures over 80 USB and Bluetooth products, and has been the top online seller of universal USB docking stations three years in a row.


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David Roberts