Razer just had to put RGB lighting in this $330 Thunderbolt 4 dock


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 with one as fancy as the one Razer just announced. The company’s new 10-port hub features about 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 capable of delivering up to 90W of power to your laptop while maintaining a 40 Gbps data transfer. On the back, meanwhile, you have access to three Thunderbolt 4-compatible USB-C ports, a Gigabit Ethernet connection and three USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports.

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It wouldn’t be a Razer product without RGB lighting, so naturally that’s included as well. The entire brick weighs less than a pound and measures and can output to 4K monitors (at 60Hz) at the same time. 

The dock works with Windows PC powered by an 11th-gen Intel CPU, as well as both Intel and M1 Macs running macOS Big Sur — though keep in mind the company’s Synapse software, which you need to tweak the dock’s RGB lighting, isn’t currently available on macOS. It will also work with Razer’s other Thunderbolt-compatible products, including the Razer Core GPU enclosure. 

At $330, Razer’s Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma is expensive, even by the standards of some of the Thunderbolt 4 hubs we’ve seen announced recently. For instance, 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 want to complete the look of your setup, in which case you’re ready to pay the premium on the company’s dock. 

Razer Laptop Stand Chroma V2

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Razer has also updated its aluminum Chroma laptop stand. The new V2 model comes in at $150, making it $50 more expensive than its predecessor, but comes with a more diverse selection of ports. Instead of three USB-A 3.0 connections, it features 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 delivery. Like the previous model, it also puts your laptop on an 18-degree tilt to improve the ergonomics of your setup. 

Both the Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma and Laptop Stand Chrome V2 are available to pre-order today from the Razer website starting today.



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Razer just had to put RGB lighting in this $330 Thunderbolt 4 dock

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